My blog with be properly a year old next month. I sometimes forget that it’s less than a year old. I think of writing something and linking it to a visit somewhere and then realise that it was ‘pre blog’! Time has flown. My What’s the Story? and Magic Moments post goes back to the summer of 2012, pre-blog, waiting for the Torch, the Olympic Torch to visit town.
This is Monkey, aged 2 and half with his Olympic flame Union Jack flag waiting for the Torch. It seems so strange to see him sitting in a buggy, he was only in it that day for a seat. It got us a good position too! He loves this flag, it’s still up in his bedroom now.
I love the Olympic Games, would have loved to have gone, but money was very tight and we didn’t get selected for the tickets we had applied for. There was Monkey waiting for the Torch to come through town, he had no idea what all the fuss was about, he just wanted a flag.
It was one of those wonderful events where people actually came out onto the streets, it felt so special, being British that day. Monkey won’t remember it at all, a once in a lifetime opportunity, but I’m so glad he was there. By some miracle one of my NCT friends and her son and daughter found us in the crowds and the kids sat together. A special moment for the three of them to share, another moment from their little lives that they have shared together.
The Olympic Torch procession was gone in the blink of an eye, but Monkey was there, waiting for the torch, seeing it go by. As he gets older I’ll be able to tell him that he was there. I guess it will mean as much to him as my Dad telling me I watched the first man land on the moon, did to me!