Smile, the Paralympics are Coming

First up, I was disappointed to learn that although the torch would be lit in the Houses of Parliament while I was working there on Friday, I would be unlikely to see it.
However, just as we were leaving the Lords Chamber on my second tour, we were told to stop. There was a lot of hanging around, and people in grey shorts with turquoise trim walking backwards and forwards. Then an announcement explaining that the torch was going to be lit in front of us in Peers’ Lobby and that photography would be allowed. I didn’t have my camera, but I am hoping the members of the Royal navy who took this blog address will send their photos here. In the meantime, you can see it here on the BBC news. The two torch bearers were both workers for Sainsbury’s who have been responsible for heroic acts while at work, one saving the life of woman who had been crushed by a car, the other helping an elderly customer who had suffered a stroke. Their smiles say it all.


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  1. Morning Isobel, Thanks for a wonderful tour at the Houses of Parliament, and what a treat it was to witness the torch for the Paralympics pass by. If you would like some pictures, as promised, from one of the RN lasses, please get in touch.


    1. Oh gosh, I thought you had forgotten. How lovely to hear from you. Yes, I should love to see the pix. I’ll email you. Thank-you. Each time I went to the Paralympics I looked out for you, but didn’t see any RN lasses at all.


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