Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Something to write home about...


A beautiful Spring day.. if not a little cold.. and I took time out... only about half an hour or so..but just enough.
Walking down the hill into town .. no traffic? Most unusual for the streets of Bath especially at lunch time..

Helicopter hovering overhead.... what's going on?

It wasn't long before I hit the crowds and the sea of Union Jack Flags..and just in the nick of time I found my spot along the main street to jostle into position with my camera..
Armed with tissues and smiles..to welcome..
Our local hero..

Amy Williams.. Winter Olympics Skeleton Gold Medallist 2010 ..

Lots of cheering.. lots of smiles.. and a big lump in my throat..call it National Pride..



This is probably the closest I will ever get to a gold medal..

Today has certainly been something to write home about !

P.s It wasn't only Amy that has got such a warm welcome. I was so pleased by all your friendly 'welcome back' comments on my last post. It had been a long time in blogland between posts and one could almost hear the tumbleweeds and the vultures cry. Thank you for being so faithful and returning to this wayward blogger!

16 comments:

LiLi M. said...

Hey Michele, I missed your last post and of course I was planning to email you for a long long time, but where is that time when you need it? You know, always short of that, and you must be busy with the fair allready. I'm just poppin' here to say 'hi' and 'hope that everything is fine with you and your family'.
xoxo LiLi

Corinne Phillips said...

How exciting. I've got goosebumps just thinking about it. (or has someone turned the heating off?) Fab photos!

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

I can't see a Union Jack without getting a lump in my throat. That's why all the cushions on my sofa are either plain or floral.SueXX

Hens Teeth said...

Oh M, what a treat to see Amy and celebrate with everyone in such a way. So lovely.

jane and the happy crow said...

Hello Michele, always lovely to read one of your posts, it must be something to win a gold medal and come back to a welcome like that, bet she cried a bit too. I was pleased to see you back in your last post we all miss hearing from you, I think I have that little kitties brother on my shelf. Jane xx

Frances said...

Oh, I do know how beautiful Bath is, and how marvelous to have this historic moment coincide with your visit.

Or ... did the Olympic champ coincide with your visit? xo

A Time to Dance said...

Fab pictures, she looks so happy- just wonderful!

Ragged Roses said...

Well we tried and tried, but didn't see you in any of the footage... wish I could have been there with you.
Mx

Lynne said...

Didn't she do well?

Kitschen Pink said...

for a moment there I thought you'd slipped into an episode of 'Survivors', then I thought maybe you were being tracked by MI5 as you went off to do your shopping! Delighted and relieved to hear it's just a bit of national pride flying about! good stuff! t.x

Louise said...

Doesn't Amy Williams appear to be a lovely, down-to-earth, girl. I hope fame doesn't try and change her. How exciting for you to see the cavalcade, and how lucky you were to have that camera on you. x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

hello hello, I missed your last post as I was away. I am rather partial to the cat that got your tongue!

Well done Amy, what a girl! I love that she was an artist, so incongruous with Bob sleigh don't you think?

Hope all is well in cowboys world Michele,

Sarah x

BusyLizzie said...

How lovely.. I know just what you mean about the lump in the throat, very emotional... have a good week, xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Michele,
How lovely for you to have been there to welcome Amy home with her well deserved prize...

Don't work too hard!
Niki x

Rosie said...

How wonderful for Amy. she looks so happy.
Lovely to see you posting again
Rosie x

Sandie's Patch said...

Hi Michelle, lucky girl to be there at the right time with your camera! If it had been me I would probably find my batteries were flat !
By the way, love the pebble mosaic in you garden, did you make it yourself?
Along with roses, hearts, lace and many other things, I'm a pebble-alolic or similar or just insan LOL!
Best wishes and welcome back!
Sandie xx