Friday, 11 November 2016

Carnival Time

Something different this week - a jacket! It is in dark grey and cost me £4.50 on a half price rail in a charity shop. It will be a good alternative to woollen jumpers in cold weather. It is also in excellent condition and suitable for wearing to the office. In the picture I am wearing it over a black dress and I think it tones quite well with it. 

The weather is still being kind to us in the UK and Hannah is still able to take pictures outside.
A few days ago we went to see our local Guy Fawkes Carnival Parade. Each year over 100 illuminated entries parade through the town, each with a theme. Some of the carts are huge - about 100' long and towed by tractors which themselves form part of display.
My favourite was this cart depicting Grease, complete with Olivia Newton-John and John Trevolta.
You can feel the warmth of the thousands of bulbs as the carts pass by.
This picture shows the length of the cart. They are articulated so that they can turn corners. Thousands of visitors flock into the town to see the parade and we were lucky this year to have such fine weather. It is entirely free but collections take place to raise money for local charities.

I am not sure if similar carnivals take place elsewhere but I am sure someone will let me know.

10 comments:

  1. Ooh, lovely jacket! Quite classy.
    The carnival looks really interesting! I enjoy learning about different countries. :)

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    1. Thank you Paige - good yo hear from you

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  2. Oh wow the carnival looks awesome! We have nothing like that here in Brisbane sadly!

    Your jacket looks like a great purchase too - perfect for the office.

    Hope you've had a wonderful weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you Mica - I think our illuminated carnivals are unique.

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  3. Cute jacket! That carnival looks super cool; we don't have anything like that where I'm from! Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

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    1. Thank you - I have yet to find similar carnivals to ours

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  4. That looks like so much fun. Especially the Grease "float" (we call them floats in Canada) I loved that movie! Really like your jacket too, Rebecca.

    Dropping by from Visible Monday:)

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    1. Thank you Susan - some people call our carts "floats" as well

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  5. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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