Well we’ve had some excitement here in Aberdeen; the Olympic torch relay came to town! The Dafter had had a rough day but with the help of her trusty wheelchair we managed to go and watch:
It was great fun, with friends and neighbours meeting up and an amazingly enthusiastic atmosphere. It really was a memorable occasion. One of our family friends was another of the torch bearers, and we watched him on the webcam at home and felt so proud and happy that he’s received this recognition. We’ve known him for the past 16 years through Gaelic-Medium Education, where he’s served on various parents’ committees. We knew he was involved in the Red Cross, but until reading his torch-bearer’s profile, had no idea what an amazing contribution he makes in that area. Aren’t people incredible? Go Colin!
Here at home, the Dafter confected THE (not just another, she tells me) Olympic torch:
(American readers: ‘torch’ is British English for ‘flashlight’.) Needless to say this will not be going on eBay any time soon!
A big and heartfelt thank-you for all your well-wishes regarding the Dafter’s health and our life/work balance (I believe that’s the phrase). We appreciate them enormously!