We popped along to the Canal Festival today. I wouldn't say we are exactly moping with Vin away at Sonisphere... and Don and all her lot out in Lanza with the girls...but the idea of a colourful fun afternoon surrounded by water and boats was a welcome break, so we jumped in the car and shot down the bypass after our jobs were done.
Apart from the barges, there's a lot to see. Loads of country crafts, stalls and entertainments. Carl loved the little boats powered by candles, and I loved the bright rag rugs and basketware. We walked along the tow path for a while looking at the narrow boats, and stopped to pet daft dogs excitedly running the length of their boats barking at everyone in a very important way :-) We had our lunch there too from the hog roast... hot pork rolls with apple sauce, crackling and coleslaw, and Carlo had a highly potent scrumpy while I sipped a delicious fruity Pimms.
There were birds of prey, and I snapped a lovely photo of an owl who had the most beautiful orange eyes, and we cracked up at the tractors who all bore a sticker proclaiming them Old Farts... made us feel quite at home, that did!
Anyway, here's a few pics from our day out. I might even shake myself into making a mini book of the event - such a colourful day out deserves recording. Just hope I can hold that thought.... fingers crossed anyway.
anyway, enough for tonight :-)