The annual festival was supposed to have been held on Saturday July 14th this year, but with the Olympic torch passing through here on its way to Hastings town center on Tuesday July 17th, it was rescheduled at the last minute to become part of the torch celebrations. That worked out pretty well actually, since the day it was originally planned for was wet, and the day it ended up being held was sunny and dry!
Anyway, we popped in for a while to check it out. We didn’t want to stay long because we couldn’t take Willow (she gets over excited in crowds and jumps up at everyone and everything) and didn’t want her left home alone for too long. We had to go and take a little peek though. Personally I think we left too quickly, since I didn’t feel I had time to do more than acknowledge the fact it was a very multi-cultural event, but there you go. With Willow going back to my Mam and Kero able to go to things like these, we’re hoping next year we can actually stay long enough to get to enjoy some of the things going on.
In the meantime, here are a bunch of photos Kelly snapped for me to post on here for you all to see...
Also, I adopted a tiger, so here’s a photo of me at home with the toy version I got for adopting it:
(Under it is the pile of paperwork that we also got for adopting the tiger).
Adopting the tiger costs me £5 a month, and I get regular tigery updates apparently. I figured it was the closest I’d get to having a pet tiger or pet lion (since nobody will let me have a real lion or tiger as a pet). Plus I get to feel good because I’m doing something to help take care of tigers in need.