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Spirit of the Flame - 70 days following the Olympic Torch

DAY 40

Two conversations. Unrelated. Linked...

DAY 39

When I nipped home for lunch, I saw a programme on TV, and they were talking about a missing piglet!

DAY 38

"Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?"

DAY 37

I pulled away from the hard shoulder on the motorway today, having just changed my wheel. The buzz of adrenaline eased from my veins, and my legs felt a little weak...

DAY 36

Twice today I have heard reference to the same story. Once in a sermon I heard, and once in conversation this evening... 

DAY 35

The end of the 35th day, halfway through the Olympic Torch Relay, the day's tour has had a sweet theme. From Kendal (mint cake) to Blackpool (rock). I have been journalling during the 70 day journey, concentrating on how we can focus on experiencing the presence of God... 

 

DAY 34

The Olympic Torch was back in Scotland today. I thought it had left the other day, but it was back, ending up by lake Windermere.

Today I read about the new library in Birmingham. Opening next year, it is costing about £189 million...

DAY 33

Summer solstice today. Longest day of the year and all that. Not always on the 21st, occasionally, like today, on the 20th. It is the day with the longest sunlight...

DAY 32

The Olympic Torch reached the City of York today. A city steeped in history, being the city of the House of York, which fought against the House of Lancaster around the 1400's. The House of York was the dominant force, but were overthrown by Henry VII of the House of Tudor, supported by the Lancastrians... 

DAY 31

With Croatia being beaten by Spain 1-0 in the Euro 2012 cup, the plethora of plays on the name of the goalscorer was lead by Gary Lineker...