Sunday, 4 June 2006

Gala Day.

Rhododendron Trichoscum .   This is my pride and joy had it for many years and have had a lot of problems with it. It is a species bred a Glendoick. Each flower is only the size of a 10p piece or 1 inch.

Yesterday afternoon we went to a Gala day in the village  where our son and his wife stay. It was a lovely day not too sunny but very warm.  Last year it rained so heavy there was a landslide and we had to take a detour to get home so you will know how bad the rain was.  However this year we had no complaints.  We parked the cars at Richards and walked down the hill to the village where the fancy dress parade was to start from.  Most of  the children and the Mums were dressed up and there was a Gala Queen in a Rolls Royce all very grand. Don't know what happened to the picture I took of that but it did not come out at all. When we arrived at the park the Pipe Band gave a grand show you can just see the wee lad in the front all the rest are adults but he gives his all.  Later the Majorettes did some marching and twirling of the batons and then there were ladies giving a line dancing display. That was about it, a few stall selling books plants etc and there was a bouncy castle and a Fire Engine it was an enjoyable afternoon but the main arena was not used as much as it was last year in the rain, we had jousting and a falconry display so all in all it was a bit disappointing and very tiring. After all that walking around we then had to walk back up the hill to where Richard stays, again. we were last but never mind we made it in the end just in time for a coffee before setting off for home and a lie down. LOL.  Love

                           

5 comments:

aniracj said...

Sounds like you had a good afternoon! We played at a local fete here yesterday, got some pics that I will put on tomorrow...Rob was in his element as they had some Scottish Country Dancers on!!!

ally123130585918 said...

The pictures are lovely I love the marching band the little lad at the front really is giving his all  and don't they look smart in their Kilts ~ the majorettes look lovely as do the Lady with the Dalmations ~ sounds like you had a great day and Ellen was having a good time on the bouncy castle ~ and she looked lovely in her outfit ~ if those two little dogs were lost I hope their owners found them ~ Ally

jeadie05 said...

What a lovely day you had ,the pictures are lovely your family entered into the spirit of things, the pirate !and Ellen looked sweet ,Your son does look handsome in his  kilt........Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

What great photos! It looks like you had a wonderful day with everybody joining in with the spirit of Gala Day! I hope the doggies found their owners! Jeannette xx  

labdancer51 said...

Lovely photos Joan, It sounds like you all had a great time at the Gala Day.  Thank goodness you got decent weather after last years rain.  I didn`t realise rhododendrons could be so small, it certainly is very pretty. :o)

Sandra xxxx