It was an exciting day in Windsor today! The Olympic
torch was due to travel up Peascod Street towards Windsor Castle at
2:30pm, and in true Octopus style, we left the office at 1:30pm and
took a short walk to a local bar for pizza, a sneaky beverage and
to get the best possible view!
I personally don't follow the Olympics, but I didn't want to
miss out on an opportunity to watch the torch pass through, as I
probably wouldn't get a chance like this again in my life time.
I was pleasantly surprised by the brilliant English atmosphere
and the cheers as the torch and its bearer made their way along the
road. It was all over in a flash, but at least I got a photo of the
torch that I will treasure always! It's a good one, don't you
And in true torch relay style... over to you Rachel!
Up until today, I really didn't care much about the Olympics. To
be honest, all of the big sporting events this year have been a bit
lost on me. But when the offer of beer and pizza was put on the
table (literally), I just couldn't refuse!
So, beer in hand, I stood at the side of the road and waited for
the moment that everyone had been talking about for months, if not
years - and it didn't disappoint. Admittedly the torch came and
went in about two seconds, but still there is nothing more heart
warming than being swept up in a bit of British spirit and enjoying
the sense of occasion. However, I am still pretty upset that the
man with the inflatable torches never did come back :-(
I should also mention that in true English style it was - of
course - raining, but that didn't stop us Octopus folk having a
Check out the torch heading through Windsor