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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Olympic Heroes - Thursday 13th

Good Morning Blog Friends!

No card today, but I wanted to share with you the wonderful day Tom and I had yesterday, when we drove over to Bath to welcome home our Olympians and Paralympians who train at Bath University and make up, not only Team GB, but also Team Bath. Just like they had done in London a few days ago, they were all back for a parade via open top bus through the city and a Civic reception.

I managed to exchange a few words with paralympians Steph Millward (who was truly weighed down by her medals!) and Ben Rushgrove. It was quite humbling to be able to congratulate them in person, shake their hands and be able to hold their medals, which are really heavy. What a great day!

Hope you like the photos!

Carole X

Here I am, waiting for the bus!

The bus arrives...

A little girl holds Ben Rushgrove's Bronze medal tightly!

Above, Ben Rushgrove's Bronze medal and below the man himself

Steph Millward with all her Silver Medals

The Team photo call outside the Assembly Rooms, Bath


  1. What a wonderful homecoming for these fabulous athletes. And it must be great to have been part of it Carole!. It has been a wonderful year for our British athlets, and it is still ongoing with the cycling Tour of Britain taking place right now. Christine x

  2. Morning Carole, thank you for sharing your photos of yesterdays welcome home celebrations for the Olympians and Paralympians. Both games were brilliant and Britain certainly did a fantastic job staging these two wonderful games.
    We are so very proud of all our athletes. Continue to enjoy your holiday, Christine H xx

  3. Lovely pics Carole - I get all teary watching them on the tv so I would have been blubbing profusely if I have been in your shoes!!! Jonnie Peacock comes from Lowdham just down the road from us - so I was really cheering for him - very loudly. He's just like a tornado!

    Have more fun today. Sue Pxx

  4. Hi Carole,
    wonderful photos, thank you for sharing them with us. Yes didn't our athletes do well this year. Brings a limp in my throat just thinking of all the dedication to obtain their goal, or should I say Gold Silver and Bronze. Hip, HIP, Hooray to all of them.
    Have a wonderful crafty afternoon and evening everyone.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Hi Carole, how lovely to be a part of something as fabulous as the homecoming of our wonderful athletes! Your pictures are brilliant. Well done to all of them and to you for cheering them on too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  6. Hi Carole, what wonderful photos and I'm sure that is was a very memorable day for you!x

  7. Wonderful pictures a most memorable day for you.

    Patricia x