Sunday, 31 July 2016

Let's Go!


Down the road and over the dunes to the quiet end of the beach, heading towards the kite festival! This year is the 5th year we've had a kite festival and it's getting bigger! This year there were rides on the beach, not one but three bouncy castles on the beach, stalls and a stage for local bands in Ashton Gardens, a BBC Introducing stage on the beach and lots of kites!



Kites on the ground as well as in the sky!



I very much liked the seahorse kite. 



It was a gorgeous day. 



These flags were our favourites. 

There are kites and samba music on the beach again today, as well as the lifeboat station open day, the sky is blue, it's not too hot, we're off work, and it's free of charge, let's go again!

eta I have added a link to the previous post for anyone who would like the full recipe and method for the flatbread. It can also be found in the River Cottage Bread book if anyone has that.   

18 comments:

  1. Portsmouth has a kite festival later in August, it's a great day out, love your photo's.

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    1. Thanks. I think they're becoming increasingly popular, which is a good thing in my opinion!

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  2. How fabulous. Such perfect weather too. I'll be on the lookout for it next year. X

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    1. It's well worth it, just a nice fun day. The beach is so big that even when there are a lot of people there's plenty of space to roam around.

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  3. What an amazing event and even better with no cost. We love to fly kites ourselves, they are so much fun.

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    1. It is it's just a lovely fun day. It was really nice to see so many people flying kites themselves. There are stalls to buy your own on the pier, but it was so busy we avoided that area.

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  4. What a great way to spend a summer day, always like kite flying.

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    1. It's lovely, we don't have many events in the town itself so it's nice to be able to walk down to this one.

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  6. I was there walking along the promenade. It was a glorious day and many people were out enjoying themselves. You should have waved!!
    xx

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    1. It really was a glorious day. I'll keep an eye out for you next time!

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  7. We went to the kite festival on Sunday. The sky was awash with wonderful colours. The compare said that some people had made their own kites - I thought that was pretty impressive. My favorite was also the flags, they looked hand painted too.
    After the kites we went to Ashton gardens for some refreshments whilst listening to some old hippy guy singing in the park. Afterwards we had a look at the stalls in the park and said "hello" to Laura's school friends. They had a tombola stall to rais funds for domestic abused women thought the NCS scheme - They raised over $100 (no pound sign)
    Carolx

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    1. Wow, that's a fantastic amount to raise, well done to them.

      We could hear the music from Ashton Gardens from home yesterday, I enjoy hearing the music wafting over. There's another even there next weekend to celebrate 100 years since the gardens opened. We're not going to Lytham Festival this year so we may wander down to enjoy that.

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  8. So colourful, looks like great fun. I love the pigs. Thank you for the link to the recipe xxx

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    1. It was fun, I love the pigs, cows and ladybirds that all bounce along the ground!

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  9. What a riot of color those fantastic kites are. It looks to be a great way to spend a day.

    God bless.

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    1. It was a fantastic day, we rarely go to the beach to sit and lounge but this weekend we sat around listening to some of the music, it was great!

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