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!

10 comments:

  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.

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  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

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  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 :)

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  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

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  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.

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  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
    www.cagedcanary.blogspot.co.nz

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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 :-)

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  9. What a wonderful life you have :) ♥

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