Olympic Torch Relay - Saffron Walden

This is Dan Thomas.

He took over the torch relay duties from Jamie Oliver earlier today. I would have liked to have seen Jamie in a nearby village but we'd never have got parked & found pavement space for the main event.

The weather was glorious when I arrived at my brother's but the day went downhill. After standing up for too long (apparently) I had my first really bad labyrinthitis dizzy/fainting spell for a week while waiting for the torch to arrive. Not ideal in a crowded, rain-soaked street! Mum & my brother held me upright and tried to persuade me to go in somewhere for a sit down but I hadn't got that far to miss the flipping thing.

The dizzy spell passed with minutes to spare and I could enjoy the moment. I'm not at all fussed about the olympic games but it was quite emotional being there (though that may be my illness?!)

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Soggy Saturday in Saffron Walden

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