…or more precisely passing on the flame. A good crowd of people gathered in Newport, county town of the Isle of Wight to watch the Olympic Torch pass through. Wighteye was fortunate to witness the arrival of double gold medal winner Shirley Robertson in the High Street and the passing of the flame to the next runner. What was truly heartening was the joy on Shirley’s face and her excitement despite having already achieved so much; she clearly was aware of the honour in taking part in this tradition. Less impressive, even off-putting were the sponsors lorries that passed blaring out music and reeking of commercialism, or am I just getting too old?