I know one should be working but this is a once in a life time opportunity to see the Olympic Torch so, I have to confess I was camped at Kings Road by the Saatchi Gallery at Duke of York’s for two hours to see the torch pass just after 1.30pm.
The atmosphere was buzzing which was a bonus with the weather ,and I met some lovely people. A family had come from Watford and another from past Stratford and then another Mum and her daughter from just around the corner from me. So, we managed to have front row viewing and it was worth it.
The sponsors such as Samsung and Coca Cola certainly got the crowds going with offering free merchandise so, I now have my mini coco cola bottle and drum. Their floats with the whistles and entertainers were great to see too.
I have to say I wasn’t overly impressed with the marshalling as we were behind barriers but the other side of the road was a bum fight but everyone was in party mood and their wasn’t an incident so I shouldn’t be critical.
I had a girlfriend further back along the route so, I knew who was coming and so when Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley of Absolutely Fabulous arrived everyone went wild.
However, we did have a fright before that, when the first bus arrived with the next torch bearer and we thought he’d opted not to run so we were not disappointed.
Only one more day to go before the torch arrives in the Olympic Stadium and the opening ceremony which I will certainly be glued to the TV for.
So, if you have not made it to see the torch you really should as it is a great feeling. Tomorrow, Friday 27th July it will be travelling via the River Thames so your last chance so don’t miss it.