First though, Thursday was a big day for Alex. We made the decision to switch him from his neighborhood public (state) school to a private one. Thursday was his first day at Derby Grammar School (all boys). The uniform is a bit more expansive and coat and tie are now (again) part of the package.
Number one has his chute out as well as a Union Jack flag.
A little fuzzy, but #1 came flying in for an on-target landing.
The kids chose the trampoline rather than the rock climbing, primarily at Alex's insistence.
The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in passing
And a shot from the rear. We didn't stick around for the full demo as we were popping around a lot.
We dashed off to see the ferret event but it turned out just to be a club photo.
[For those that don't know, we had 3 greyhounds in the past and were involved in greyhound rescue for some time.]
another strong performance by this whippet -- and a better timed photograph
We next tracked down the Highland Dancing event but were a little disappointed to see that it was young girls learning/practicing the trade. No fault of theirs, but we were expecting something more professional.
The big events were scheduled later in the day (Pipe Band Finals, Red Arrows aerobatic airplanes, singers, hot air balloons, etc.) but we had not planned on making it a full day event. In fact, I got "the look" from Kuk that it certainly wasn't going to take up her whole Sunday.
We enjoyed the day, particularly with the fine weather, but it wasn't a cheap one: £40 total to get in for the adults, £20 total for lunch and £10 each for the kids to blow added up quickly. It didn't quite seem worth it from a financial point of view-- perhaps we needed to stay for the finale to make it so.
Have a good week everyone.