So I held the Olympic Torch today


I love Fridays – especially ones that end with a magnificent fireworks display to cap off an afternoon fête during which I get to have my picture taken holding the Olympic Torch (which, by the way, was much lighter than I expected). And yes – I (everyone!) was made to wear gloves before getting my mangy paws on the gilded flambeau as it tours the UK, before officially being lit in May 2012. Having been present at Sydney 2000, I can honestly say (my apologies, Aussies)  – if the fireworks I saw tonight are any indication, alongwith the pre-Olympic festivities, London 2012 is going to be a brilliant spectacle of sporting excellence and hospitality by the effervescent Londoners!

Saneeya Qureshi © 2011