well well well, what a day. jet lagged, daunted, belly laughs, tiring, surreal, emotional, cold, wet and very windy, but 15 miles later we made it. read about the full route here.
we started early at the comic relief headquarters, where we met with the sports relief team for some photos and a very quick interview. take a peak at the video they made below.
the morning was bright and sunny and we were rather hoping that it might stay that way all day long. however this was not to be, it rained, and it was very windy, but actually it didn’t dampen our spirits in any way what so ever as we marched our way through the streets of london.
the girls and guys from comic relief stayed with us all the way up to marylebone station, where we were joined by a very important guest. the one and only mr monopoly himself. hilariously we all got a bit giddy having our photos taken with him at this iconic location of the monopoly board. giddiness over with, we continued our journey all the way east back over the river, passing go and handing that baton over to the fleet team, for the following day.
the honkopoly team are just one part of the thirty-eight regional teams all over the uk. each team with a £500 target. we manage to smash through the £2000 barrier on the morning of the relay, however we would very much take this much much higher.
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SO FLIPPING COOL! 🙂 Amazing stuff that you all did – thank you SO much for organising and making it all happen – your creative flair and how you all pulled together is a great inspiration! x
it was a team effort and we made a great team. so wonderful to see so many bloggers come together across the country to support you, tanya and penny. go team honk relay! HONK HONK!
AMAZING stuff 😉 you should all be soooo proud xxx
it was indeed an amazing day amongst a whole heap of amazing days! x
What a fantastic day….and a phenomenal relay. It’s such a great achievement – you should be proud of coming up with the idea of Honkpoly – genius. Really good to meet you on the day.
We DID do it… And it was fabulous!! Thank you SO much for ALL you did with the organisation. It was so much fun, and wonderful to do something for such a worthy cause. So lovely to meet you, and loved my history tour of the East End. Genuinely 🙂 Hope to bump into you again soon!
You all looked amazing and it was so much fun to watch you as you progressed. Well done you especially with the jet lag!
It still makes me feel all emotional reading back on it. Was an amazing day, thanks to your vision and creativity. Love ya xx
Such an amazing day, you are incredible! I love the photo gallery too. When are you, me and Grenglish going to go walking round London again?!?
Well done to you! It looks like you had the most amazing experience and meeting Mr Monopoly – wow! x
They are absolutely fabulous photos. I loved this leg so much.