So the nice folks at are running a competition around capturing colours.  The concept is quite simple- write a blog post with photos that feature the following colours Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red.  To be honest, I havent a hope of winning but the concept appealed to me so here I am, giving it a go.

To find out more about the competition- click here

For my entry, I have decided to write about my amazing 2012 Olympics torchbearer experience.  While my photos may not be the best in the world, they are special to me and really tell the story of my fantastic day

I was honoured to be selected to carry the Olympic torch in the week running up to the official opening of the London 2012 Oympic games.  The route I had to run was in Bromley which is a place I have never been to, even though I have friends who live there

After an extremely early start to get to Bromley on time, I finally arrived, full of nerves, to be kitted out in my white torchbearer uniform and meet my fellow torchbearers. Ater being briefed, we boarded a bus to be dropped off at our respective points along the route.  Each of them shared their stories with me and I was so inspired by them that I found it a very tearful experience. I can tell you that I felt very unworthy to be among them.  The group included a cancer survivor, a young man who overcame physical disfigurement, a 92 year old Scout leader and a Special Olympian

My WHITE photo is of this group of  torchbearers that I found so inspirational and was proud to become acquainted with

Once I was dropped off the bus at my allocated spot, I was greeted by the site of some of my best friends, holding a banner and thousands of people lining the streets and cheering.  Even the local MP asked to have his photograph taken with me.  All too quickly, I was being briefed by the police and standing in position waiting for the previous torchbearer to reach me and perform the torch “kiss” (where the 2 torches combine to pass the flame)  As I started to run, I was completely overwhelmed by the cheers of the crowd!  I may never have been to Bromley before, but I can tell you that I will never forget it or its people as long as I live!

My YELLOW picture is of the yellow gold torch which inspired so many people.  It is pictured here with my good friend, Sheena.  The torch spent many hours being photographed and everyone seemed genuinely thrilled to be pictured with it

My BLUE picture is of the crowds lining the roads who were waving and banging together these promotional inflatables

My RED photo is of my friends’ children, Millie, Molly, Mariella and Finn who sat on the kerbstones, waiting to bang their Olympic torch Future Flames beatpads when the torch arrived

My GREEN picture is of the garden where my friends and neighbours held a party to celebrate my amazing day!

As part of the competition, I have to encourage 5 other bloggers to enter.  The bloggers that I am contacting are:

Capture the colour
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21 responses to “Capture the colour”

  1. I have been examinating out a few of your articles and it’s pretty clever stuff. I will surely bookmark your blog.

  2. Debra Marie Purcell says:

    Great photos..what an honour!!

  3. Vassil says:

    a second bookmarker here 🙂

    Lynne, you took me back to my longest ever run – accompanying the flame in 2004 – THANKS FOR THAT !!!

    Wish you all the luck in the competition as your story really has something to say – both in words and in images


    • Lynne says:

      Ah Vassil- I had no idea that you had done it- you will definitely understand how amazing an experience it was! x

  4. Louise Kelly says:

    Well done, Lynne, a very special day, not least for your adoring fans! xxx

  5. Jackie says:

    Love your blog, your recipes and the story they tell. The Olympic Flame’s journey has touched us all – so glad that you could be a part of it 🙂

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  9. Nice article! Funny:)

    Really enjoying the 2012 Olympics!

    Travel and Escape has a writer in London covering the events. I’d much rather following the Olympics through social media and travel bloggers, rather than listen to commentators on tv.

    It’s been great to follow on T+E:

  10. Elle Croft says:

    Oh, I LOVE your pictures and the Olympic theme – I especially love the white photo, those guys are all inspirational! Thanks for thinking of me – I’m writing my post now!! 🙂

  11. Rachel says:

    It was a fabulous experience for Molly and I – truly unforgettable!

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