First up was the village pram race. I think there were about 10 teams that took part, with each team having 3 participants. All the teams dressed up and there were lots of different costumes.
Like this Jubilee pram. You can't see, but the girl in the pram had a mask on of the Queen!
Some of the boys in the village decided to enter at the last minute on a pimped up wheelie bin. Unfortunately for them, the wheels fell off halfway through!
Here's a picture of my husband a very grumpy looking Little F...
Most of the pram race participants posed for a picture after the race. Can you see Batman and Robin? lol :)
After the pram race, everyone went to the playing fields for a game of rounders. Mr P joined in whilst me and Little F watched (and in my case ate cake :) lol). It was lovely as people of all ages joined in. There was also a BBQ and a party at the village pub where prize giving took place for the pram race. All the children in the village also received a commemorative Jubilee mug, which I thought was a lovely gesture and hopefully will be something that Little F can keep for when he's older.
Later in the evening the village took part in a Beacon Bonfire along with hundreds of other villages across the country.
There were fireworks too (I love fireworks!)
Little F had gone to bed, but we had woke him up and brought him with us. He loved all the attention he got but was a little bemused by the fire. We thought as a one off it wouldn't matter if he was up late and luckily for us, he went straight back to sleep when we got home :)
There was a luminous full moon. I tried to capture it, but this picture really doesn't show how big it looked.
The bit of the village where the bonfire was is a little higher than the rest of the village so we could see other beacons in the surrounding area. You can just see a few of them on this picture. I counted 9 from where I was standing and it really gave a sense of reaching out to other communities.
I have had a few things going on at home recently, which is why I haven't been around much, but I hope to be back blogging more regularly from now on :)