Monday, May 27, 2013

Do you remember the times?

I grew up in a country town in NSW.
There wasn't much to do as a kid.

I remember every year our town would hold a festival.
There would be a carnival, rides and (my favourite) - a street parade.
Everybody came and supported the community and it was amazing fun!

Over the weekend we went to a small town in NSW called "Casino" for the annual "Beef Week" festival.

I just had so much fun!
It reminded me of my old days back home.

Here are some pics.

My favourite is me with the "gals" - beef week queen finalists. Bless.

This kind of thing just wouldn't happen in a big city.
Barricades would need to be erected for health & safety.
You would need to park miles away & catch public transport.
There would be no "hanging" over verandahs of the local pubs to get a better view of the parade.

So here's proof the "old days" still exist out there.

Happy Monday!


  1. Oh Simone, a girl after my own heart. I used to love the Picnic Races, Annual Show and Rodea. Being from Cootamundra we also enjoyed Wattle time which was a month long festival in August each year kicked off by the long awaited anouncement of Miss Wattle. Oh the good ole days. Thanks for reminding me.

  2. what a nice post! Made me feel very nostalgic!It's sometimes refreshing to hang out with country people too don't you think! Looks like you had an awesome time. lovT

  3. I love days like these!
    For the Fourth of July our
    city has an old old fashioned
    community parade that we can
    walk to. It is sooooo much fun!
    Good times.

    M :)

  4. I am so happy you are enjoying your days my friend....this looks like so much fun! In my small growing up town we had Cherry Festival! xoxo

  5. Hubby and I were just saying how much more laid back our childhood was. It's all rules and constraints now. Glad you had fun, congrats on selling your house, happy house hunting now.

  6. Gorgeous photos, especially love the rich saturation of colour in them. It also looks like you had a fun day, I wish I could have joined you to be honest!!

    Caged Canary - Live The Fairytale

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  8. Oh I love a Carnival. We have just moved to a little village on the South Coast of the UK and there seems to be a village fete here nearly every weekend! I am in heaven - I associate them with cake, so of course really enjoy them :-)

  9. What a wonderful life you have :) ♥


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