Tag Archives: Bank Holiday

Village Show

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Yesterday in the U.K. It was a Bank Holiday. And the sun shone! As is the tradition, our village held its annual show. The sun shone, the buskers played, the teddies parachuted and fun was had in large doses. Actually, I wouldn’t have thought that watching Teddy Bears parachuting from a church tower could be so much fun!! Three got caught in a tree and had to be rescued. One floated off to goodness knows where, and a few bounced when parachutes failed to open! Oops! And the sun shone.

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The young farmers had organised a “slippery pole” charging £1 for three tries to knock your opponent off. A brave young man challenged my grandson who tried so hard to stay on. It was really good fun whilst raising money for good causes. And the sun shone.

Many charities, small businesses and individuals raised funds, provided games, sold ice cream, candy floss, burgers, do nuts and so on. And the sun shone! A great thoroughly British day out. And the sun shone.

 

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A Walk on an Autumn Afternoon

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Its amazing what you see and who you meet walking through a quiet Welsh village on a sunny Autumn afternoon.

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And then I met the following motley crew of residents.

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My temporary next door neighbour. She arrived for the recent Bank Holiday in time for the Village Show. She was joined by:

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Seems to have a bit of a problem! Further through the village I also met:

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This invasion of friendly folk are all part of the Scarecrow competition. There were a few more visitors but they seem to have gone AWOL. The conversation was minimal but the cheerfulness was immeasurable.