jubilee and the olympic torch
Lots of stuff happening around here! The Queen’s 60th Jubilee meant parties at school and nursery, a wonderful community fair, and a lovely party at a friend’s place (who gamely invited over 100 people to help them celebrate. And then this week we had the Olympic Torch come through the village, which was a brilliant event with the whole village and more turning up to have a mini-celebration on the main road with homemade torches and a musical performance by Duncan’s school. My cynical distaste for the corporate nature of the Olympics didn’t expect much but this actually was special, with the torch bearers coming into the Primary school beforehand to talk to the kids and then returning two days later so the kids could all see and hold an Olympic torch for themselves. It was a good reminder of what the Olympics should be about rather than how much it costs and who’s sponsoring it and I just might be starting to look forward to the Olympics now.