created 2014

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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Blackpool and the lakes

A few days in Blackpool to blow the cobwebs away , it has really been cleaned up especially the sea front and around the tower ,

Even the trams are new and modernised, we had a trip up to the market and I managed to restrain myself from stocking up on more wool.

Apologies for the photos overload

This was the view from the top of the tower, with its new glass floor and windows, this is a collection of sayings from all the famous people, can you enlarge this and read them ??

The ballroom was a treat didn't get to see Hayley and Roy though

Nighttime and a few of the famous lights

These last two are for my pirate loving grandson

Then it was upto the lakes , and a drive to bowness on Windermere


Fortunately we managed to choose the best day , it was like a summer day, we also visited Kendal which had some lovely craft and yarn shops,

Our early morning visitor

November tomorrow



Saturday, 19 October 2013

Skipton puppet festival

Skipton also held a puppet festival the same weekend as Yarndale, on the Saturday was puppet shows , stalls and workshops, the canal side was very busy , Sunday was the puppet parade through the town.

After leaving Yarndale ,we made our into the town to join the throng of people waiting for the parade to begin , was there anyone left at Yarndale ? The town was heaving and thankfully the sun was shining

Yarn bombing at the entrance to the auction mart



The enthusiasm and excitement of those taking part in the parade was very infectious and the puppets themselves were brilliant and so lifelike , what a parade


A brilliant end to a brilliant weekend , well done Skipton


Cuteki kawaii