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Hi everyone just wanted to share this info with you all about the Queen's Baton entrance to Melbourne on Tuesday in preperation for the Commonweatlh Games beggining on Wednesday.

Mel will be carrying it Tuesday afternoon and we are all so excited.

Mel we are all SOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of you.

:D :D . You SO deserve this!!!!!!!

Check out the link and see the schedule

http://qbr.melbourne2006.com.au/default.as...rrunnerschedule

Make sure you click on day 49

I will hopefully get tons of pictures to show you all hopefully on Wednesday or load them up on Tuesday night if I haven't had too much to drink :P

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Wow - fabulous Mel. And thanks to Cat for bringing it up here. If memory serves me right, it's not the first time that Mel has kept mum about something and Cat has had to let the rest of us know.....

Pics - whoooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooo - loads of pics - thanks Cat!

Well done Mel!

Ally

:)

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I am so proud to know you, Mel.

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I will hopefully get tons of pictures to show you all hopefully on Wednesday or load them up on Tuesday night if I haven't had too much to drink

That'll be some time Thursday, if we're lucky, then :P

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:lol: :lol: ..You might be right there

Do you mean Thursday your time or my time? :D

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Wow! What a huge day! Congratulations Mel, bring on the pics! :D

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I should add here some info for those here who have no idea of what the Commonwealth Games are all about. This is the equivilant of carrying the olympic torch.

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Congratulations Mel. Things like this just don't "accidentally" happen. One has to "earn it".

It doesn't surpise me that you did.

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CCCAAATTTT :P

Can't do anything sneaky round here and get away with it :P

Thanks all so much for your wishes, I'm really proud to have the opportunity to do this. My leg (pardon the pun) of the relay is 450m. Up until yesterday I was packing death that I wouldn't be able to go that far (have never walked that distance in one hit), so I did a bit of a trial run (WALK) and happy to say i made it :D

Was planning on training for this but got a bit of a cold last Sunday and have been fighting it off; I'll be relying on the old adrenaline to kick in.

I must say that it's getting so close.........I'm so excited it's insane & also nervous as well. No one has dropped it yet and I'd hate to be the first-I'll die.

Cat & Ruth have got me more excited than ever-have been trying not to think about it too much. I feel like their my support crew-which is just grouse!

I promise a full report the day after-or if we go for bev's - maybe the day after that :P :P

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!

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:D

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No one has dropped it yet and I'd hate to be the first-I'll die.

OK, Mel, take a few deeeeeeep breaths (in through your nose and out from your mouth).

Now visualise yourself doing the honourable walk. See the crowds cheering beside you. Imagine the smells and sounds around you... The smells and sounds of accomplishment. ;)

Now repeat after me:

"I am in control of the baton"

"The baton is an extension of me"

"I AM the baton"

Mel, honey, it's all about mind over matter. Take the possibility that you will ever drop it OUT of your mind. It ain't gonna happen. ;)

Now relax and go and have a bevvi! B)

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Congratulations, Mel! :D

I hope the opening ceremony is as great as the last Commonwealth Games (in Manchester) and I'm sure your 'leg' will be the best bit! :D

Lizzie :)

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Oh Afet, thanks I promise I will chant! And believe it!

Bevvies after and definately not BEFORE :blink:

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This is so awesome - I am over-the-top excited for you!

Pictures pictures pictures..........

Whoooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! :D :D :D

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Cheers Lizzie, it's all looking pretty good. I drove in tonight to see the giant metalic fishes. They are going to look amazing. Each one represents a country in the Commonwealth. Think that there's about 90 of these enormous things moored in the river.

Ed could put one in his pond after the Games :D except they're pretty big! It's an incredible buzz-it gives me goose bumps.

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Enjoy the moment Mel -- you've earned it

So proud for you

I can understand your fears about dropping the baton, :o but you must get that out of your mind. :blink: Follow Afet's advice and bevvy's afterwards :) and enjoy the moment :)

Good luck

John

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Hey everyone if you look at the link back up the top again it has been updated to show times and order of runner.

GOOOOOOOOOOOOO MELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Aussie Aussie Aussie

143 Barry James Edward AM MBE, Jolimont, 05:25 PM Birdwood Av

144 Noonan Melissa, Doncaster East, 05:29 PM Birdwood Av

145 Barnes Jimmy, Botany,NSW 05:33 PM St Kilda Rd (Service Rd)

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AAAHHHHHH Jimmy

Mel gets to give it to Jimmy

For those who don't know Jimmy is an Aussie Rock Star!!

And Cat & I will be there running along side

Snapping pics

Go Mel

Muchly

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Well Guys, the day is finally here. How exciting! :P Cat & Ruth will be over to pick me up soon and then it's away we go.

Will be thinking of all you guys & thanks again for all of your well wishes & supprt.

WoooHoooooo

Afet I promise I will chant but think I'll be OK Mate x x x

Mel

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Hey, I'm glad I was on to wish you the very best of luck before you go.

GOOD LUCK MEL!!!! :D :D :D

Enjoy the day and have heaps of fun! We expect a full progress report on your return. :angry:

Cat, make sure she keeps chanting and please take looooads of pictures!! :lol:

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Well, I'm nearly a day late and a dollar short, but I went back and re-read this... and it's sinking in: This is a really cool, BIG deal! Way to go Mel!!

We want pictures! :angry:

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