Ulverston Open Gardens Weekend23rd Jun 2018 - 24th Jun 2018
It's THIS WEEKEND!
Organised by Ulverston in Bloom, stroll around the town and visit beautiful, private, gardens throughout the Britain in Bloom "Gold" Winning town of Ulverston. The weather is going to be beautiful so a tour round these gardens will be especially lovely.
A gloriously sunny, though not terribly warm, market day in Ulverston. Plenty stalls around and lots of folk milling about. Willy and I attended the celebration of the Summer Solstice at the Stone Circle on Birkrigg. There were quite a lot of folk taking part and some others, including us, simply observing. Had a good operational day ending with another meeting of the Carnival Committee in my office at 6. Everything is coming together rather nicely and commendations should be extended to the members who all work so hard to ensure a successful event. Then, of course, as it was Thursday, it was the Quiz. Another brilliant night!
Had a very busy day on Wednesday. Helen attended a funeral of a dear old friend "Aunty Hazel" who passed away aged 94. Helen said there was a big turnout at the Church, which is always some kind of consolation to the family. I had yet another day which was long as I did not finish work until after 6 . Again! Then a nice tea, half an hour on teh Poop Deck ( my Begonias are doing ever so well) and then at 9 I met up with Derek , Bryn and Val for a "swift half". The Bookies at Ascot must have gone home with the proverbial "bulging satchels" as out of the 6 races there was not even one winner! The odds on, red hot, sizzling hot, favourite, Cracksman ( 2/5) was beaten and came in second!!! Some BIG bets would have been lost! No wonder Bookies live in big houses, drive flashy cars and have wives dripping in gold?
A very busy day and once again didn't finish work till almost 7pm. But I enjoyed my day and met some lovely people! It's certainly cooler and more cloudy. So much so for Flaming June? It's the SUMMER SOLSTICE tomorrow and there will be a Ceremony at Birkrigg Standing Stones at midday on Thursday. A very interesting spectacle to see, and you may be invited to take part too. It is the Longest Day which means that the days will, of course, shorten and head off into "the back end". It was the First Day of Royal Ascot and my daughter, Lisa, was there of course. I was lucky enough to find 3 good winners ( 2/1, 6/1 and an 8/1) making me 12 clear "points" ahead. So, to explain, if you had put a tenner on each of the races you would have come out with a net winnings of £120. Not bad ? Had a nice roast chiecken dinner then relaxed by watching, yet again, Fawlty Towers on DVD. Great stuff.
Ulverston Carnival7th Jul 2018
Probably the best Town Carnival in the North West.
Entertainment in the morning includes the World Famous Ulverston Sponsored Stocks. See local celebreties and folk of good heart being soaked in the Stocks. In 2017 they raised SIX THOUSAND POUNDS IN 30 MINUTES!!!!
Grand Parade starts at 1pm.
Musical Extravaganza with Denis Horan and some great LIVE BANDS, Children's Fair and Trade and Food Stands on Ford Park.
Don't miss this fablous day out!
GIN SOCIETY FESTIVAL22nd Jun 2018 - 23rd Jun 2018
Go on a Gin Journey and discover the delights of 120 gins from the classic to the contemporary.