Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New car and sofas

The other day I collected my new (second hand) car - she's a nippy little hatchback by Hyundai isn't she cute? Its going to take a bit of getting used to being behind the wheel again after almost 10 years of not driving! But so far so good.

All my other cars have had names - there was Ozzy the (Austin) mini, Fifi the fiat, Vicky the Vauxhall - suggestions (clean please) for a name for my Hyundai Getz very welcome just add to the comments at the end.

Today we finally got the new sofas we ordered at Easter! two 2 seater sofas nice and squashy and a nice ig footstool which I can use as a workbox for my current beading project - its bigger outside and smaller inside than I really wanted but it matches the sofas. I got plain grey and then I can add touches of colour with scatter cushions when I fancy a bit of a change.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Olympic torch relay

I must admit I'm not terribly enthusiastic about the Olympics really. When the Olympic torch Relay came to my home town on Sunday we just muttered darkly about traffic jams and avoided the town centre!

But today I went into Richmond for a bit of shopping and was surprised to find crowds of people forming as the torch relay was working its way back to North Yorkshire and was due in the town. I got very swept up with the party atmosphere and even though I get quite panicky in crowds I managed to find a fairly quiet spot where the handover was going to be - I was even given a seat by one of the Stewards and was right at the front when the relay parade arrived and cheered along with the rest when the torch was lit. 

I found it quite moving and just wanted to share a few of the photos I took on my phone.

Although it looks really quiet where I was there were thousands upon thousands of people in the main market square and up by the Castle and at Richmond School where Lord Seb Coe went.

It was handed over from Charlotte Brown to Amy Potter