Monday, 23 July 2012

Countdown to the Olympics

Just a few days to go before the start of the Olympic Games in the UK - and the even MORE important Pet Blogging Games.

But, first I want to take you back to a very wet Saturday morning, June 30, 2012, when the actual Olympic torch ran along the outskirts of our village of Stretton.

There was great excitement from the Lady Of The House as she prised the boy and the girl from their beds just after 6am and marched them through the rain to stand on a grassy bank next to the Burton Albion Football Club ground. They were joined by the Girl of the House's boyfriend. I stayed at home and watched the proceedings over the Internet with the Man Of The House. Look how happy the young ones were? (Well, one of them was, kind of sarcastically I think).

The LOTH says they weren't that miserable really. It has stopped raining. briefly.

There were a few big vans drove through first.

Then came the big moment.
Can you see it?

Look again.

And then it was gone.

But it did inspire me to get back out later that day to pound the pavements in my own training schedule for the Pet Blogging Games. This is me training hard for the Cross Neighbourhood Walkabout event being hosted on July 30 by Corbin. Please cheer for me and ALL my worthy competitors.


Eileen said...

Shame your family had to be such early birds and stand in the rain!

Go Winnie...go for gold!

Declan said...

You went out of your way to see the Torch?! Mum made us leave town for the day when it came here! Kept mumbling abour bl**dy traffic and road closures bah humbug! Hehe! Deccy x

Molly The Wally said...

Yuk rain!! Wishing you sun. Happy Monday to you all.
Best wishes Molly

Sophie said...

We saw the Torch, too - only ours was completely by accident! It was pretty cool, huh?

What Remains Now said...

How cool! The picture of the kids made me laugh. I sure do remember that look.

Winnie...Just between you and me, I see many medals in your future. The walkabout training, first rate, and we all know what an Olympian digger you are. Best of luck! I'm cheering for you.

Finn said...

Wow, you got to see the torch way up close! How cool! You did a great job training! We are sure to cheer you on!

houndstooth said...

Good luck, Winnie!

I've never seen human stink eye before, but I think the GOTH is definitely giving it to your LOTH. BOL! That is not the face of a happy camper!


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

You got to see the REAL TORCH??? OMD OMD I am sooooooo jelly. THAT is somethingy to REMEMBER fur SURE.

Anonymous said...

Makes you feel that we are all part of the Olympics, keep up the training, we are gonna go sleep! you made us tried.

Susie & Bites

Mollie said...

That's the typical faces of kids!!! :) Yooo's look good Winnie practisin, looks like yoo got a bit distracted, did yooo hear's a bird??
Hugs Mollie

Mollie said...

If ya want's tooo pop over to play..
mollie and alfie

Sue said...

Well done Winnie for keeping up the training. Sure it will be all worth while.

Nola said...

I hope you get some sun!

scotsmad said...

We hope you get some sun soon, too. But at least you got to go out. Great training.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Mr. Pip said...

Hey Winnie,

That was very exciting to see the torch in that picture! The boy and the girl and the girl's boyfriend look absolutely thrilled to be part of such a super exciting event!

Your pal, Pip

Two French Bulldogs said...

How cool!!!
Benny & Lily

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Yup kids sure look excited LOL, good luck with the training Winnie

Love and hugs Sue and the Taylor pack xxx

Raelyn said...

Oh my!! What is the 2012 Summer Olympics going to be like in London.... When the rains will not stop? ;op
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

Stewey said...

You got to see the Olympic Torch?
How cool is that?!?!?!
Winnie - you sure are training hard! Good luck in your event!

Keisha said...

Yay for seeing the torch person! Yay! :)

Pup Fan said...

Very cool that you got to see the torch!