Monday, September 17, 2012

So very proud of our Local Heroes...

Morning folks...yesterday was a very special day for the place I call home...Westhill...a small community 7 miles west of Aberdeen and we didn't care that the heavens opened with a torrential downpour at just the wrong moment...not when there's a crowd cheering...flag waving parade coming to town to welcome home our wonderful Olympic and Paralympic Heroes from the North East of Scotland.

we are so very proud of them all but especially our local lad Tim Baillie who won a Gold for Team GB in Canoeing...


It was a real bursting with pride lump in the throat tearful occasion for this silly old goat...in fact I felt a bit of a numptie standing next to Tim's Mum & Dad...they are so very proud of Tim's achievement but they were managing to hold it together...me I couldn't even speak to Tim's Mum Chris for emotion...how wonderful it was to see these true heroes take time time out to do a walk-about...chat to the kids...sign autographs and pose for photographs.

 A very special day I will remember always....finished off perfectly with 90 minutes of Downton Abbey...
I'll be back later with my Sizzix makes to celebrate National Cupcake Week.
Hugs Kath xxx

11 comments:

scrappymo! said...

What a great day for this village and Scotland!
Everyone looks so proud and estactic!

I am so jealous of you being able to watch Downton Abbey...we have to wait till January for the new season...don't think I am going to like Shirley McLean though!

Rufus said...

How fantastic was that! It was a very, very good summer for Team GB and Scotland.
R/

May said...

Sounds a fabulous day Kath for your hometown, they all done a fantastic job.. so very proud of all them... Hugs May x x x

HoneyB said...

It was fantastic Kath :) We were right at the front and the kids got to chat and Rach is very proud of her olympic Lion which has now been signed by Hannah Miley, Katherine Grainger and of course Tim Bailey :D So proud of their achievements xxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...an amazing up-lifting posting today Kath, well done on so many amazing piccy's of these incredible amzing sports people...awesome..Melxx :)

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, what a wonderful experience, we have so much to be proud of this year in Britain but how great to see them up close! You did amazingly well to get so many fab photos too. A x

Paula (PEP) said...

I think you're allowed to be emotional ------ shows's you're very human & have your heart in the right place......now before I start crying over the keyboard......
Paula (PEP)

Ribbon Girl said...

I had a lump just reading about it Kath! hugs Mary G x

Anesha said...

Great way to celebrate with them. :)

butlersabroad said...

Lovely to see this kath. To be honest, I was surprised that we haven't seen a photo of the gold postbox for Tim Baillie, there's got to one in Westhill hasn't there?? I need to catch up with Series 2 of Downton Abbey first, looking forward to it though.

Hugs
Brenda

Helen said...

You made me cry just by reading your fab blog!!! Such a fab turn out & truely a fitting moment for our heros :-) xxx

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