Unless you've been on the planet zog for the past couple of days, you'll have noticed that the Olympic flame arrived in England yesterday - in the very far west, in fact, not far from Penzance and, this morning, the flame came through town (although, sadly, not past my shop!).
There has been some debate in the Hopson household about whether to get up and see the flame or not - lie-in or get up was what it, basically, came down to. In the end 3 of us lay in and good old G got up and on his bike and represented us all. He said he's never seen town to busy, which is amazing considering it was 8 o'clock on a Saturday morning!
First came the (gold?) police car with cheery waving copper inside:
then the official (gold) bus:
then the various sponsors' buses (this is Lloyd's Bank):
and this is Samsung (with a huge telly on the side)
and then the Metropolitan Police outriders (all the way from London!):
and then another official truck of some sort:
and, then, finally a small lady in a white tracksuit carrying a flame and flanked by "flame security" in grey:
At the top of the street the flame was then passed from one torch to the next:
and then it was gone .........................
(and flying over the top all the while was the Coca Cola helicopter!!)