Poppy Patchwork

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Local fun

Our castle grounds were busy
 Something for everyone
 My friend with me on a walk around
 Outside the walls
 The Gala was all around the castle grounds
 Loads of people came out to watch the parade
 Loads of houses decorated
 7 dwarfs with their waistcoats. 
It was a fun afternoon, we waited in the street for the parade, which was mainly of local school children and groups, scouts, brownies ect. It was fun to see everyone dressed up, the school children did 'once upon a time' and did loads of different stories. There were some old cars, and two fire engines, which Will loved. We then followed them to the castle grounds.
Lots of things going on inside the grounds of the castle, a main ring for performers and loads of charity stalls, selling cakes, plants ect.
The fun fair outside was in two half's, the children's ride on a different side to the main fair.
The local church inside the grounds set up a BBQ, they were very busy, most of us preferred to buy food from them, rather than the commercial vans.
We stayed a couple of hours, Will was getting fed up being in his pushchair, it was too busy to let him run about, but as we walked home, there were still loads of people making their way to the grounds.
It been years since we went to such a family event, it was much bigger than I expected, and brought back memories of my village fete and the numerous school fete we attended when our girls were growing up. 
Daughter and Will stayed the afternoon, I put The Wiggles on TV for Will to dance along with, another grand son loving this great DVD, which we purchased for Josh.
Later we found a film, had a take away and enjoyed a lovely glass of red wine.
Today I have a bit of housework, followed by an hour in the garden and no plans for this afternoon, sounds perfect.


  1. I'm just doing my round of blog catch-up, i feel i've missed so many posts from people i follow.
    The gala looked like great fun, we used to have a big gala event when i was growing up, with floats all dressed up and a huge parade that ended at the school playing field where there used to be all sort going on for the rest of the day, sadly that dosent happen anymore, such a shame because it means there is no community spirit left, not one of the better changes.
    I'm sorry you are having issues with your neighbour, some people are not happy unless they are causing unrest are they. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy your garden now.
    Love your sock finishes! Mine are still waiting for attention, I will finish them, but I don't think i'm ever going to be a sock knitter.
    Have a good week.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful family day.

  3. Sounds like a lovely day. I took my DH out for brunch as our DD had ignored Fathers Day yet again. He then took me to an exhibition in a nearby town so a noce day for us both.

  4. What a lovely fun event, such a shame so many of these type of things are no longer happening.

  5. That looks like an awesome day out. The wiggles really do jump generations I loved them as a kid.

  6. Oh, this looks like fun. I love all the cars!



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