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Olympic torch and cake

May 20, 2012

I was in line for an excellent photo opportunity as the Olympic flame passed through Totnes only a few feet from our front gate this afternoon.  Unfortuntely one of  the flanks of the torch bearer  jogged into the photo at the wrong moment obscuring the bearer – it’s the flame that matters though.


The torch route – along the bypass rather than through the town centre – I had thought was a missed opportunity, but now I realise was a pragmatic decision: the ancient Elizabethan streets wouldn’t have coped with the huge advertising lorries that preceded the torch. The streets were lined with people waving flags at anyone who passed – and there were plenty of marketing opportunities to wave at. It felt a bit sad somehow.

Still, Annie came round later bringing some proper rhubarb. We had a brief chat about Olympic ideals.

I haven’t done anything with the rhubarb yet as it was the good food market today and I bought two huge and lovely cakes – one’s a hummingbird cake, which I need to find out how to make I think, and the other is date and walnut. Delicious, but too much for me and Rella to eat in one sitting so they’re on a pretty plate in the fridge.



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