Juneathon day six: helter-skelter

Another day stuck in a stuffy office (we’ve been allowed to open the windows beyond the safety catch as long as we all promise not to make a break for freedom) so I was keen for a bit of fresh air at the end of the day.

Ginge was booked in for a haircut, so I cadged a lift into town and went for a walk in the park while he got himself shorn.

To be honest I felt a little bit daft marching around the place, a strange mix of aimless and purposeful, and more self-conscious than I ever do when I’m out running.

I think the signs were left over from trail race that had been held the previous night, even if they weren’t, there was no chance of anyone mistaking me for a runner tonight.

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I hoped that this wasn’t missing from one of the runners.

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This weekend the town is holding its first carnival in donkey’s years and the setting up has started in the park.

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Walking past the tents brought back a jumble of memories of childhood trips to shows and craft fairs, as well as a few of lurking round another local festival as a teenager…

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Past the helter-skelter to the lake where the cygnets have hatched (apparently four from ten eggs so the local swan hobbyists inform me).

SAM_2444There’s a bit of concern that the carnival (and related cavorting) might disturb the young family so I hope that they’re all safe and sound next week.

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3 thoughts on “Juneathon day six: helter-skelter

  1. Hedwigia says:

    Oh! I saw that trainer’s partner in my park today. I thought it was looking rather sad. I should have taken its photo so we could have virtually reunited them. How tragic that I didn’t think of it. 😦

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