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Fishink takes to the streets for a colourful week

August 9, 2013

I had a feeling it was going to be a colourful week. It started quietly with a visit from a beautiful Peacock Butterfly at breakfast.

Fishinkblog 6349 Butterfly

In Manchester, because the Ashes were on at Old Trafford’s Cricket ground, there were many groups of rather ‘alternatively costumed’ folk. People dressed as the Flintstones cartoon characters or super heroes, head to toe in spandex for a day in the hot, sticky, sunshine, how lovely… lol each to their own !

Fishinkblog 6350 Cricket wear

Staying with the colourful theme, but on a more musical note, I also made it to the Big Drum Day in Chorley.  A great energetic crowd had gathered and there was singing …

Fishinkblog 6351 Big Drum Day 1

and dancing.  With more colourful characters, heck even the umbrellas were colourfully holding back the occasional downpour.

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We heard the wonderful sounds from Holly’s band juba do leao before the heavens opened for the rest of the afternoon, what a shame. Great sounds and big thanks to one and all for the lively entertainment too.

Fishinkblog 6353 Big Drum Day 3

Then a quiet drink in a friendly bar called Common in Manchester, and another interior redecoration, quite something eh ?

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Finally I got back home to discover that a plant I had had for about 15 years had produced the tiniest flower. I didn’t even know until then that it could !

I knew it was going to be a colourful week lol

Fishinkblog 6355 Flower

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2013 10:28 am

    What a splash of colour ! 🙂

  2. August 9, 2013 11:50 pm

    I love your blog, but the butterfly is a Peacock!

    • August 10, 2013 9:07 am

      Oops well spotted (no pun intended) Alison. You get the eagle-eyed trophy of the week award lol. Thanks for the comment.

  3. Ruth permalink
    August 10, 2013 5:07 pm

    Do you know who the artist was responsible for those murals? They’re fantastic!

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