Sunday, 29 June 2008

Fencing and Folk Weekend...

Hettie had her first ever fencing competition on Saturday, which meant she fenced Weds & Thurs night at her club. Friday night she was up from midnight til 4am, with excitement. Which meant everyone was a little over tired, but off we all went. It's great when kids take part in sport but lets face it, a tad boring when you're the parent sitting about! However Issy and I hung around nearly all day in support, we didn't make it quite to the end. Hettie was the youngest there and about a foot or more shorter than all the other girls! But she scored points for her team and they ended up with bronze medals - I should point out though that there were only the 3 girls teams!!



So we all had a lay in this morning and decided on the spur of the moment to go to the Leigh Folk Festival. Last time we went Issy was in a buggy! We had a great afternoon, met a few friends wandering around, watched all the morris dancing, listened to bands, danced, ate chips and finally after much queuing managed to get a beer!



Blue Candy Floss - the additives kept them going 'til the evening!

Our mate Pete on drums!

Issy just loved the belly dancers - so did I - the thin dancers got shoved up the back! And boy could those girls dance!

We didn't get home until late, but dh managed to chuck some pasta together for the girls who were surprisingly still hungry and I'm comtemplating the washing, ironing and housework I didn't do today!

11 comments:

Dawn said...

I hear what your saying about sports sometimes getting a little boring for the parents to watch ;) Last Saturday I was at a track meet for most the day. Good for Issy with the fencing though! The folk festival sounds like fun.

Linda @ The Briar Patch said...

Well done Hetty! :)

The FF looks like fun, glad you all had a good time.

Lxx

Mrs. Darling said...

Ya gotta love those belly dancers!
I love festivals and your post now makes me itchy to go to another one! It looks you all had such a good time!

Ruth said...

Hey well done Hetty :)

Elle said...

Lovely to see the photos of Leigh - my home town. Now I've worked out the beautiful pic in your header. I've often pondered over it thinking "I'm sure I know that place"!! Doh. Elle

Thea said...

We must have missed you then, what with all the crowds of people. We took time out from HESFES, with Robynne performing with the Leigh Mummers. My sister got some pics so shall get her to send me some and will post them when we get back home sometime Sunday.

Tammy said...

Hey, a bronze is still a bronze! lol. Please tell Hettie congratulations on her first competition for me. :)

Linda @ The Briar Patch said...

Missing you, hope all is well.

Lxx

Tammy said...

I have a really bad feeling I just left my comment for a recipe on another blog in your comments.

LOL....don't ask.....I'm still trying to get back to real life and catch up on sleep.

Anyhow, if I did, please ignore it or delete it, ok? ;)

Li said...

My 5yo is OBSESSED with fencing...great pictures!

Love your blog!

Sherri said...

I wish we had fencing here. My son really wants to do it.