Tuesday, 22 May 2012

West Country meets LA

The Olympic torch came to my city over the weekend.  We went out to see and it was genuinely impressive- even if a little small from our vantage point!   Look to the centre...
We then went to a big screen to see a big gold cauldron being lit- all looked great.  And then yesterday the torch travelled on and by some strange circumstance, in the market town of Taunton only a few miles from- a mild and gentle place at the best of times- ended up with will.i.am as a torch bearer, tweeting as he ran.  He gave an interview- the conclusion of which is the funniest thing!
Taunton and East LA Housing projects- twinned at last.
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11 comments:

  1. Just had a listen, yep, perfect partners I imagine!!

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  2. Lol, I love Will, he's just such a funny chap :-)

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  3. I've just got back from seeing the torch in Street, Somerset and it was great, such a carnival atmosphere and fab weather. The kids loved it but were not impressed about going back to school afterwards!

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  4. How cool. My parents got out of bed early to see it in Pz.

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  5. I was in London last week and that city is ramping up BIG time for the games! :)

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  6. lol! that is funny! so happy you got to see it! xo

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  7. Funny. Would have been fun to be there!

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  8. That is so exciting. I remember in 2004 when the torch came to Utah. It is a big deal. Some of my kids went to see it. It actually came within a block of where I work but I was working, so I didn't see it but it was so exciting. I remember how that felt. I'm super glad the olympics are in London this year.

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  9. What a hoot! We saw the torch in Wells yesterday. Great atmosphere, schoolchildren cheering everything that moved, people on the roofs, sunshine and then the torch. Wonderful.

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  10. It was a lovely atmosphere on Sunday in Exeter. How very odd that Will.i.am was in Taunton.... why Taunton??? x

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