When I wake up it is late, around 11:30. Everyone has had breakfast. Some people have gone. I get asked if I was kept awake by the noise when they all came back to the tents around the camping area and had the stereo on. Nope – I slept all through the shenanigans.
And get washed and changed and we start to decamp.
The weather is so good, so very very good. What shall we do for the rest of the day.
As it happens the Chadkirk Festival is on. And so we head that way. We are directed into a car park.
And then head for brief walk.
The last time we were here together Les was also here.
But no something has changed
They have built a bridge across the river and so you can now go walking much much further. And whilst that idea didn’t really appeal to me.
Alan and Zoe were over the moon by the idea!
We head back on ourselves to where the festival was actually taking place.
An on our way admired some wood carving that had been done.
Inparticular one of a wood pecker.
Whooo touchy touchy.
Whilst for some reason Alan didn’t want his photo taken with Nack.
We walked into the festival via the wonderful gardens they had growing
Enjoyed the various birds they had on display.
The enlightening statues
And things from out of this world.
Including the bee’s. Did you know they are not of this planet but where brought here by someone or something. Hence when the bees go. so does life as we know it.
And with this set in mind the band start playing
And we listen
Then we shop and eat, and drink some tea, before heading the green where there are displays happening.
It is so warm and cosy and me and Zoe settle down somewhere.
Can you spot us? We are on the front row.
As the festival draws to an end we leave and head back to Alan's favourite place.
The place where the road to life ends for him.
But for the plants and flowers and vegatbles
this is where the Bee’s are happiest.
Zoe shows me some wood.
The bee’s though, the bee’s we must look after the bee’s.
And with that Zoe begins to think I’ve gone mad and takes me back to her home.
So Nack, have I got a game for you. And you are going to enjoy this. Mancala a game so simple
That its great and addictive.
Oh course I “let” Zoe win as many times as I can.
That way she might come me some tea. Well Alan did actually! We just played games in the delight of the back garden
Underneath that mad mad mad monkey tree.