Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Tickhill Flower Festival

Unfortunately my Mum has not been well lately and has recently had a quick spell in hospital.  Since getting back home she hasn't been out and although she is 89 years old she is usually pretty active and staying at home drives her crazy.  That being the case I decided to take her out for a short run to the next village to where we live where the Methodist Church were holding their 175th Anniversary Flower Show celebration.
My son made a surprise visit on Sunday so he joined us too.  Like a fool I had forgotten to charge my camera so I was thrilled that he was able to take plenty of shots with his camera phone.  I think he was glad to have something to do, bless him.




I find the same problem with flower shows.  The displays are always set on the window sills and as a result the light behind the flowers spoils the photographs.
The arrangements were lovely and each one had a theme.  The scarecrow was part of the Harvest display.  Tickhill are known for their Scarecrow Festivals where the whole village make scarecrows and sit them outside their homes and shops.  It's quite a display.
This photo is for Joe.  Even at twenty five he can't resist taking silly pictures.  He had to capture Scary Mary.
Refreshments were provided.  We had a selection of sandwiches, a piece of homemade cake and a coffee for £3.00 per person.  Brilliant value.
By the time we left there was a brass band playing in the car park.  The organisers had watched us park up earlier but they forgot to tell us this was going to happen. When we went out to leave the band were in full swing.  I had to reverse using a five point turn, disrupting both the spectaters and the band at the same time.  It was painfully embarrassing and annoying at the time but was hysterical afterwards. Good times!
Before I go, can I say a big thank you to everyone for taking the time to visit this blog.  It's also great to see new followers appearing and any comments, as always are gratefully received.  Regards Paula x


  1. Hey Paula.
    I am sorry to hear that your Mom has been unwell. I hope that she continues to improve.
    Lovely pics from the flower show(except for Scary Mary!! LOL).
    I hope the rest of your week is great.

  2. Lol I love your son. Scary Mary is really Scary. I think she needs some better make up.