Anyway disappointingly and frustratingly having missed Elsa and Anna when they visited my school as part of the 'Let It Go' challenge for Hope House (I was on the SAP course learning how to deal with disappointments and frustrations!!) I was determined I was going to get to the Carnival today to see them, although Elin had been incredibly lucky and seen them at her school already last week (see blog post 'Let It Go') I wasn't disappointed. They were fab, they had the crowd of children in the palm of their hand and most importantly Elin loved it, smiling at the songs and demonstrating some AMAZING listening. She even saw her buddy Harry from school yay!
What was also nice was the sense of community the carnival fostered. It felt like being part of a long Welsh tradition that goes back hundreds of years and not one I have been part of in Wrexham before. I guess the village carnival is a dying part of our heritage and it's really sad! The parade through the street of various floats/marching bands etc, the carnival queen's and the involvement of the local school children plus the neighbourhoods of three villages coming together made for a really lovely event which, not to overstate anything (moi??) felt like it was getting back to the roots of family values. Living in a village myself it struck me maybe if we had more village carnivals, we would have less village problems?
I'll leave you with some pics of the day (OF COURSE) and hope you're day was just as magical and ..well...happy.
Have a good weekend folks.
Mum get me away from this Dragon!!
If anyone would like to donate to Hope House you can do so via Laura and Rachel's 'Just Giving' page:https://www.justgiving.com/theletitgochallenge