Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Blue skies for the Olympic Torch
These balloons escaped from the crowds waiting to see the Olympic Torch go through Doncaster today. Notice that blue sky? It's been a bit of a rarity just lately and was very welcome, along with the sunshine.
It was a fantastic day with thousands of people gathered especially to watch Ben Parkinson carry the torch. As a soldier serving in Afghanistan, Ben was severely injured by a land mine in 2006. He lost both legs, broke his spine and had serious head injuries, and is the most seriously injured soldier to have ever survived. It's a remarkable achievement for him to have walked those 300 meters with the torch which took him about 25 minutes, and I'm welling up now just thinking about it.
It was hard getting a decent photo but if you google it, the BBC News UK has some great footage if his walk; he really is amazing.
Totally unrelated; since the sun is shining I thought I'd show you a few flowers that are out at the moment
And you know the shirt I refashioned? The first time I wore it, it looked good in the mirror, but when I looked down it reminded me of a dinner lady's overall with it being gingham, so I've added a bit to it
just a subtle applique.