Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The Carnival has arrived!

Look what I was met with this morning when I drew back the curtains!
Certainly something to brighten a wet and windy November morning.

It's always quite magical - you go to bed as normal - (okay we had to move the car to a neighbouring car park) - but in the dark of night the carnival floats arrive. I must have been shattered last night because I didn't hear a thing, just eerily quiet this morning as the road is closed to all traffic until the early hours of Thursday morning.

This time of year the Carnival is always a big event in Shepton Mallet - my neighbour was very much involved in the carnival but sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer. Today was his funeral - quite fitting that the carnival should be in place. He was a wonderful man, someone who I chatted to on nearly a daily basis. Someone who loved to give me business advice on a daily basis, whether I was out in the garden enjoying the sunshine or hanging out my washing. I will truly miss our chats over the garden fence and send love and best wishes to his family and friends!


Vintage from the Village said...

Hi Sorry to hear about your friend.
What a great picture on your blog, that must be so exciting right outside your house !
I used to spend many weekends in wellington and Taunton and used to love the carnivals.
So hard to describe to someone who has never seen one - fab !
Sue x

Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics said...

Oh wow how cool, I bet you have to be there to really appreciate it! I would love there to be something like that round here. Have you had fun?

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