Archive | June 2012

Me and the Olympic Torch Relay at Hopetoun Estate! 13th June 2012

I was invited to watch the Olympic Torch Ceremony being held in Hopetoun Estate.
John Beaton of South Queensferry, was running the final section.

The crowd waited in anticipation!

First came the leading procession,
with Horse and Carriages,

then came the rest of the procession …..

….. followed by John, carrying the Torch.

He climbed the steps and lit the beacons.

Then he posed for photos!

It was a very proud day for his family

Then he ran back down the steps

and made his way towards the gate, symbolising the continuing journey of the Flame towards London.

Gradually the crowds subsided and I made my way home, tired, but happy, and grateful to have had the chance to see this.

The next day, to add to the excitement, I was invited by Joyce Faulkner, South Queensferry, who carried the torch in Dunfermline, to pose for a photo with her torch.

Thank you Joyce!


24th May, Claire’s Trip To London

   On the 24th of May, I went down to London, by train, with Queensferry High School Dance Crew.

I made lots of new friends.


As soon as I get off the train, I am  going to ‘Pineapple Dance Studios’ so I wore my dance costume to travel.

                      Unfortunately Louis Spence was not there so I didn’t get to meet him. This made me sad!

After dancing, I went to
the Pineapple shop, but they didn’t have anything in my size, so I just sat outside and waited for everyone.

After Pineapple Studios, I went to the hotel where I was going to stay for the night.
It was the Travelodge at Covent Garden!

But I had to wait to get my room! I
did a lot of ‘waiting’.

When I finally  got into the hotel,  I had to get a lift up to the sixth floor, where my room was.

The view of London, from my room.

I had  a ticket to go to the Victoria London Palace Theatre to see ‘Billy Elliot’ that evening, so I decided to ‘dress up’.

Cameras were not allowed in the Theatre, so I could not take any photos.

I returned home the next day, tired but happy.

Claire’s Jubilee Lunch, 1st June 2012

I was invited to a Queen Elizabeth ‘Jubilee’ Lunch on 1st June,held by the
Stewart’s Melville FP Club, in the Stewart’s/Melville Pavilion,
Ferryfield, Edinburgh.
I had to wear ‘Red, White and Blue’ and I got my Tiara out of the safe for
this special occasion!

Everyone is deciding where to sit

Well I’m going to sit here!

Everyone is having  great time!

“Can I have ‘Philip of Salmon in a Queenie Sauce’ please”?
Everyone knows Bears love Salmon!

I’m going to enjoy this, I’m starving.
All I’ve had is a glass of Pimms when I first came in!

Here’s a couple of ‘boys’ I picked up on the way here!

With my new friends. I think they might be the Guests of Honour!

I had a great time and so did ‘Her Majesty’. She said she liked my Tiara!!