On Saturday afternoon, we drove up to Newby Hall to attend the 2021 Firework Champions.
We attended the same event two years ago with Rob, April and Isabel and had a fantastic time, so when we realised that the event was on once again this last weekend and that we had already booked and paid for tickets, we were absolutely delighted.
We pitched up the gazebo and enjoyed some wonderful food with great company…
There were ultimately thousands of visitors so having selected a gazebo pitch was a super smart move, to ensure that we could enjoy the show with plenty of space for us all. The following picture was taken v early on, before most people had settled in…
This year, we were to enjoy some aerial fireworks that were delivered from two planes that were also performing some incredible acrobatics to boot, before the main event as the skies darkened sufficiently.
Finally, we settled in to enjoy the three companies that were competing and we hope that we will be able to secure tickets for next years event…
The sun was shining on Sunday and we all enjoyed a fantastic day out in the garden with family and great friends.
As you can see we had a large (30 ft tall) bouncy slide for the kids for the day. They had a ball with it, including kind of turning it later in the day in to a water slide with the kids going crazy with water bombs.
Once Olly’s friends had head home, the bigger kids had a go – only a couple of slides and disaster…
That’s right, Simon ended up with two broken toes – muppet.
Now he is in for resting it, hoping that it fixes quickly – it is strapped up and we are hoping that it doesn’t need a cast – that will make travelling to Sweden and Australia v tricky.
Over the last two weeks we have had a gardener trim the bushes and trees in both the front and back gardens. The rain certainly spoilt play and hence a two day job ended up taking the better part of 6 days but generated a job lot of clippings. Simon tested out the use of Kirklees recycling center with the new trailer – no problems via the Dewsbury center although we have now used one of our twelve allowed uses of the facilities with a trailer.
This morning Greg came around with his trailer and we took 10 more bags (on top of the two taken to Kirklees) down to the Wakefield recycling center.
However, last night one of the neighbours stopped Simon outside the back gates and stated that if we left the bags of cuttings by his gates (just outside our own) he would arrange for his team to remove th m and burn them for us 🙂 Winner. So we placed a further 10 bags out there at lunchtime and per the conversation they were gone by tea time 🙂
So, Simon is now going to see if he can cancel the skip that he hired on Friday for delivery this coming Friday as we have approximately 6 bags of clippings left to get rid of and we know that we can do this via the recycle centres and the trailer – we just need some more bags 🙂
Finally this afternoon we head out for a dog walk and met up with Lee, Caroline and Jessica at the Sun Inn in Flockton – the sun was beating down on us so a few cheeky scoops later and we have sun burn and might have a headache in the morning :-/
Elliot has gone out rollerskating with Grandma and Grandad while Olly, mummy and daddy are toasting marshmallows over the fire…..