17th Sep 2019
TUESDAY 17th September
The lovely sunny early-autumn weather continues and is likely persist for the next few days. So that is something very pleasant to report.
I had a very good day yesterday and managed to get on well. Lots of lovely pictures on Facebook and other media of the fabulous Lantern Festival. I hope you were lucky enough to witness this annual event. Ulverston excells yet again.
Another event to look forward to is Halloween in Ulverston ( 31st October). This year the event goes back to it's roots in Gill Banks ( 6 till 8.30pm). Lots for the children to do. Ghost stories, fire dance, candle-lit walks, shadow screens and music. A magical way to celebrate Halloween. The children all dress up and have a wonderful time.
Went up to Clare's for a very nice tea. Marissa is visiting from Cambridge on Friday and it's her birthday on Saturday. We're all going on the Chapel Island Walk on Sunday and in the evening to Lal Chirasco for a celebratory meal. Sounds good to me!
16th Sep 2019
MONDAY 16th September
A gloriously sunny morning but chilly is you are out of the sun. Remedy? Walk on teh sunny side of the Street!
It was the fabulous LANTERN PROCESSION on Saturday. And fabulous it was. I was privileged, yet again, to lead down the CROFTLANDS parade. I was helped by Willy, Bruce and Bill as well as several others acting as Stewards. We set off from the Community Centre at 7.45 and got precisely to County Square for 8.30. The area was packed to capacity all eager to see the wonderful lanterns. The total paraade was enormous with other streams coming from Swarthmoor, Church Walk and Honeypot. We paraded to Ford Park and folk were still coming through the gates at 9.15 just in time to witness the spectacular Firework Finale. It was a wonderful evening and is enjoyed by so many. Congratulations must go to the Organising Committee.
On Sunday I had a nice walk up to the Community Centre to retrieve the Jag which I had left there overnight and thne home to spend an hour on the Poop Deck, relaxing and reading the papers. A very pleasant a satifying weekend.
Next Sunday it is the CHAPEL ISLAND PICNIC WALK. Got your tickets?
14th Sep 2019
SATURDAY 14th September
A gorgeous, sunny and bright, late-summer morning for everyone to enjoy. It's the LANTERN PROCESSION this evening. I have the privilege of leading down teh CROFTLANDS group. Assembling at the Croftlands Community Centre at 7.15 and setting off at 7.45 with teh intention of reaching the Coronation Hall at 8.30. There are FOUR Rivers of Light. Croftlands, Swarthmoor, Church Walk and Honeypot. We then continue the parade to Ford Park fro the Finale and expect to set off the wonderful Firework Display at around 9.15. It is a spectacular parade with lots and lots of folk in teh parade and crowds of folk watching. Plenty noise as each "River" has it's own Band.
A lovely event which everyone thoroughly enjoys.