Saturday, 25 July 2009

Cleethorpes Carnival Day

We went to see the carnival today, down Cleethorpes sea front! While we were waiting for the air show to start, I took some photos of Aimee

The worst part of the day were these bugs, they were everywhere and landed on you in droves!!!

The following planes are Spitfires. Aimee really enjoyed the display!

During the "break" we got an ice cream.

Don't know what type of plane this was. But as it went higher it seemed to drop and then start to fly again, fantastic to watch.

Then it was time for the parade, I have just added some of the photos that I liked, took lots!

The little princess of the carnival

A tribute to Michael Jackson from one of the local dance groups.

These 3 wheeled cards amazed me when I first saw them when I came to England.

Another tribute to the King of Pop, (RIP)

Captain Jack Sparrow!

Beautiful Chinese Dragons

I have another photo of this boy with his eyes opened, but this one seemed to fit better with the 70's theme, lol

For some reason there were 100's of ladybirds around, and Aimee was getting so upset as there were lots of them squashed on the footpath, she managed to rescue any of the live ladybirds that she saw and put them on bushes beside the footpaths ....

lets just say it took a long, long time to get to where we wanted to be!


Warning PHOTO HEAVY post ...

One of my neighbours has this butterfly bush (can't remember the real name), I discovered it last year and took some fantastic photos, see here, this year there was only one brightly coloured one, the rest were whites .....

Managed to catch a bee in mid-flight!

Not a very good photo, but there are 4 butterflies!

A butterfly mid-flight!

Three together!

I took over a 100 shots, my neck was sore, my arms were sore, and now my eyes are sore and my patience is sore from cropping and uploading, lol


At Long, long last .....

I got a phone call tonight to say that my brother John has at long last proposed to his girlfriend Mairead! YEAH!!!!! Mairead has been an unofficial member of our family for the last 10 years! My parents adore her, I couldn't think of anyone better for John and my 2 girls think the world of both of them!

Today John whisked Mairead off to Dingle for the day and night and at dinner he proposed to her! I don't know all the full details yet as we are going to Ireland soon for a holiday and I want to wait till then, I do know that NO ONE including Mairead knew this was going to happen! He picked out a ring (solitaire, I think) himself!

Edited on 14 August 2009 to say:-
John proposed to Mairead on one of their favourite beaches, down on one knee and all. The ring is stunning!!!!

Now that explains the strange text that I got off of him a few days ago, wanting to know exactly when we were coming over ... mmmh!

I couldn't be happier and now all I want to know when is the wedding, lol!!!!!

Congradulations John and Mairead