The phrase "blink and you miss it" might have been invented for the passing of the Olympic torch by the end of our road. After the waiting came the police outriders, then the buses, one of which seemed to have the torch inside it. A line of ordinary cars followed up behind, and people started to drift away in large numbers. We joined them; but no: the torch was apparently still to come. We were almost home by that time, and accordingly out of the picture. Ah well, it's all hype anyway, so far as I'm concerned.