This morning my husband mentioned that the Olympic Torch was going to be at Westfield Stratford at 1pm and he was going to take the 4yr old. In my head I had already started planning what I was going to do with my unexpected free time.. perhaps a bit of pampering or maybe a bit of decluttering until he muttered 'you should come too'. Oh well it was good whilst it lasted! I wasn't in the slightest bit bothered whether I saw the Olympic Flame or not but the look of eagerness from the 4yr old meant that he really did want me to join them.
Somewhat later than intended we finally managed to set off and in our heads knew there was a chance we were not going to make it. Just as we arrived at Stratford International Station we spotted crowds looking down at the street, no sooner we had joined them then an Olympic Torch runner went past. A good surprise but not the main event.
|Arriving to the tune of Chariots of Fire|
|Kissing of the torches|
As we wandered around afterwards we saw a few other things that made us smile... I am so glad we went :-)
|Standing to attention outside the Liberty pop-up store in Westfield Stratford City|
|Meeting some real life soldiers inside Westfield Stratford City|