Sunday, 8 June 2014

What Ever The Weather




Hello friends

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
The crowning was done in the nearby church, St Chad's by the newly elected Mayor. The church is quite famous because in the spring, within the grounds, the grass is a mass of purple crocus and is featured in many calenders. People come from far and wide just to see them.  Isn't that a beautiful carpet? The church is also beautiful inside.

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.

Carolx





7 comments:

  1. The weather can't make up its mind at the moment, can it even in the course of a day. Most of today has been fine apart from when the heavens opened this afternoon for about 10 minutes. You've had a busy weekend and deserve a well earned rest.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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    1. You're right about the weather, Don't know what to where. We missed that shower in Cleveleys but dad, who lives in Thornton, said it rained heavy at around 2ish.
      Carolx

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  2. I saw quite a few photographs of both Stanley Park and Cleveleys yesterday. what a great turnout in both locations.

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  3. What a lot of effort you put in, the float looks lovely!

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    1. A lot of work did go into making up the float and tonight we are doing some repairs ready for Saturday. It's still got to look perfect even if it's our last one.
      The theme was Mid summers Nights Dream.
      Carolx

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  4. A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ON JUNE 29th xx can't wait to see some of your wonderful photos with your new camera x if you go to the post you commented on you'll see I had to copy n paste it from my email!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel, for the birthday wishes. I will be back to blogging soon. Just had too much on but things are slowing down a bit now.
      Carolx

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