Before we set off on our journey to the Seaside Festival, we have to go back to Friday night, when a perfect rainbow appeared over Berwick
I hope someone found a pot of gold in the town, at the end of the rainbow
so, now to Saturday. We walked along to the Festival, browsing through the "car boot" stalls on the first stretch of the promenade, then decided to share a bowl of chips, sitting in the sunshine, for lunch
there were all sorts of fairground rides for the children
and for their weary parents, there was a coffee stall
a hog roast stall - yes, they had a whole roast pig!
it was hard to resist the delicious smell from the freshly cooked donuts
this trailer had been granted a special licence for the weekend, to sell alcohol on the promenade, and for the customers to walk along the promenade with their drinks (served in plastic tumblers)
I had to drag my sweet tooth away from the sweetie stall
and in case you were hungry again by the time you got to the end of the promenade you could stop for a burger (I only realised afterwards that I hadn't taken a photo of the ice cream van at the start of the prom!)
we missed the Punch and Judy show, and Malcolm declined my offer to pay for him to have his face painted! I then declined to join the little girls who were singing their hearts out to "Let it go", the annoying song from Frozen
in the final marquee, there was a delightful Scottish lady who, as well as selling jewellery, had two owls. For £5 you could have a photo taken with an owl on your arm, but I preferred to pop some money in the donation tin and take photos of the owls on their perches
as the owl turned its head away ........
then back again, the lady explained to some children that owls have an extra two bones in their necks, which enable them to turn their heads 340 degrees. They need to be able to turn their heads so much because, unlike us, who can look to the side, they can only look forward
I have only seen owls like this one in books, so it was a delight to see it on its perch
and as you can see, this child was fascinated by it
on our way back along the prom, I offered to buy Malcom a beer, which he immediately said yes to, and as I don't like beer, I had wine. Cheers!!