Hallo! (Isn't that just so Enid Blyton?!)
Hope you all had a super weekend.
Saturday was an absolute washout here so we only ventured out to collect a curry in the evening!
The sun came out on Sunday so we hotfooted it down to the Foxton Locks Festival for a meander.
Foxton, which isn't far from Market Harborough, is on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal and home to ten tiered canal locks.
There were stalls as far as the eye could see but, other than buying a little salt dough necklace for blondie daughter, I kept my purse in my pocket. I enjoyed the browse but, rather unusually for me, just wasn't in the mood for buying.
This was my eye candy. Don't you just love the vibrant colours?
This seafaring chap looked very nonplussed as people streamed past ...
I couldn't resist snapping this feisty alpaca. "What are you staring at?"
Now, I should like to tell you that we all had a wonderful time. The children ran ahead, flushed and excited, eager to explore. Onlookers smiled at them, vicariously enjoying their pleasure. Bertie spaniel pottered happily alongside us, pausing only to sniff and wag his tail his tail in greeting to the different animals we encountered. We had a delicious picnic of fresh bread and cheese, fruit picked from the garden, my homemade cake and lashings of ginger beer. The blondies chattered gaily as we ate and the sun shone. We returned home in silence, each of us tired, glowing healthily from the sun, and enjoying our own memories of what had been a truly lovely day.
What actually happened was ...
It was heaving and there were wasps everywhere. Blondie daughter kept moaning and hanging back because her suddenly-too-small Crocs were rubbing, blondie son pestered to have a go on the inflatable horizontal bungee thing and a goat tried to head butt Bertie! We hadn't taken any food and so queued for twenty minutes to buy an over-priced minging roast pork and stuffing cob - uugghh, it was foul. I got stung by a nettle and handsome hubby was in a grumpy mood owing to work pressures. We returned home in silence after I swore I'd never go out anywhere with any of them ever again!!!
Tee hee, happy days!