This morning the Olympic torch started its journey around Northern Ireland and MY DAD was one of the torch bearers. Walter does a lot of work with the hard of hearing and deaf - he even learned British Sign Language when he retired. Because of this charitable work he was nominated to light and carry the flame. We had 20 people back to our house for cakes and buns and scones afterwards - a semi-Jubilee party but mostly to celebrate my dad and the unique individual that he is.
Crowds of well wishers all wanted to have their photograph taken with him, even though they didn't know him personally. It was like the American Presidential election campaign.
The change over and lighting of the next torch
The official photo shoot and getting ready to run (walk quickly)
My sister-in law, Kerry, made a special banner to send him on his way
...... and he brought it home
Thanks for reading. Ruth