Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Carnival Time

Good afternoon

Just a quickish post to let you know I've not vanished off the face of the earth! Instead I've been rather busy with family life and also crafting.  However yesterday afternoon was it was time to brave the crowds and head for the first time in a few years to the Carnival in Aldeburgh. Rumour is it that's it was going to be the last one and I decided that I really should go along and support this event. The fact the sun was shining also helped that decision. Just Little Son & I - Big Son was doing the car parking with his Explorer troop and MrVV was busy as ever in his office.

 Streets lined with bunting

 One of my nieces & her Grandparents as Alice in Wonderland and the White Rabbit (her Grandma was a Johnny Depp style Mad Hatter) - they did well and got 2nd prize in their class.

It wouldn't be Carnival without the Suffolk School of Samba.

Of course I took loads more photos but many of them might be appearing later in the month as part of the August Photo Scavenger Hunt ;) A lovely afternoon and it was fab to bump into friends and have a natter. There's another great local event this weekend - the Barrel Fair @ Westleton and I'm hoping that the weather is kind as MrVV & I are planning on spending the afternoon there.

Its been a while since I've taken part in any blog swaps (with the exception of the ongoing Birthday Swap - another parcel to post for this weekend ;) ). I spotted this one earlier and it seems simple enough - its over at Blueberry Heart - go have a look and see if its your sort of thing too;

Right off to have a good blog reading session, think about tonight's dinner and also attach some limbs to a Raggy that is supposed to be in her new home this weekend!!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Ellouise88 said...

Oh you can't beat a bit of bunting and a carnival! I'm having a Giveaway on my blog so please pop over - you never know, you might win again!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

glad to hear that you're just busy having fun!
loveyl pictures....fee x

Pretty at Heart said...

That's one of the great things about living by the seaside..............carnivals, fetes, festivals and free fireworks!!


Magic Bean said...

Oooh. The Aldeburgh carnival looks lovely. Wish I'd known about it. We want a Mad Hatter photo please... Ax

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh I love a good carnival. I love Aldeburgh too! Enjoy the rest of your summer hols. x

Claire said...

that School of Samba have so much energy lol :)

delia hornbook said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day. Enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

Bee happy said...

Great carnival!! love the bunting :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

LissyLou said...

streets full of bunting are one of my lifes pleasures!

Pomona said...

It looks a lovely carnival - it would be a pity if it really were the last!

Pomona x

VintageBettys said...

Looks like a good time. That is great that your niece got 2nd prize in her class! Love the buntings :)
Have a wonderful weekend,
Laura and Michele