Hope you are all having a good week end. We've had a mixed bag of weather but that hasn't stopped us from playing out.
Saturday was Poulton Gala and our (Thornton) Queen and Retinue were invited to attend so on Friday evening we parents put the float together and made any repairs after the winter storage. Saturday we gathered at the designated area and look at the weather. We had a very heavy down pour whilst getting ready and plaiting L's hair. The rest of the day until late afternoon it was light rain. However the parade still went ahead. This is our float waiting for the children to climb aboard, who were putting on their plastic ponchos. The parade appeared to be moving a little quicker than usual. I feel that the leading band must have been playing a faster march.
|This picture was sourced from the internet|
Next week it's our (Thornton) gala and we retire. I feel quite relieved this year because we have done two years running and M and I feel we need the rest. It's harder on the parent than the kids as we have to design and make the float and then build it, ferry the children to different towns and villages, walk round with them, dismantle the float and store it and then go home. We do it though because we love our kids and want them to have happy memories of childhood.
However we still might have to do one more year because L wants to be Queen next year and it's her last chance due to her age. We have been tossing ideas around and making plans just in case and reminding ourselves that she may not even get chosen. We'll have to wait and see.
Anyway back to today. We woke to brilliant sunshine so decided that we would visit the Cleveleys Car Show. There were about 200 different cars. There were classics, vintage, big American cars, modern cars, sports and whatever other cars you can think of. There was live bands, dancers (we missed them) magicians and more.
The beach was looking lovely and inviting but the crowd was not interested today. All the shops along the high street were open as usual and I'm sure they did very well but from us we just bought two portions of chips and two ice creams ( I was good and didn't partake)
We sat and listened to some music from a couple of local boy bands (L said that they were not nearly as good as 1 Direction) and they played some good music some old, some modern and some of their own.
We've had a great day and now it must be cool wine o'clock.