Can you believe it’s been a year since we last sat on the wall outside Castle Greysquirrel to watch the carnival parade pass through the village? Well, I say we, I really mean Darrell and Nigel, as I had to nip into town for some urgent few sundry items!
Anyway, Darrell and Nigel got into prim their usual position on said wall, as soon as they heard the band approaching in the distance, ready with their pile of pennies for the “chuggers” and their collecting tins.
The parade was a little held up for a while outside The Woodman, the only hostelry in the village, so Darrell and Nigel were truly able to embrace the band, who played with robust gusto as they marched on the spot right outside the Castle. Darrell said it was emotional, as the heady combination of marching, drums and trumpets, not to mention uniforms, always have that effect on him!
While Darrell was very taken by the Frozen one……. to much humming of Let It Go!The highlight however was when their friend Earl, dressed as one of the Adams Family, saw them, called over and then posed for a photograph, so the rest of their pennies went in his tin!
And, before they knew it, all the excitement was over for yet another year ……