Saturday, 1 September 2012
Nearly Regatta'd out..!
Hi - have been meaning to write for ages but have been well and truly Regatta'd - but it's been a good one. Despite a dodgy start on Wednesday night when it was cold and rainy and it seemed that not many brave souls were venturing out, the sun came out on Thursday and Friday and it looks set to be a good day today too.
There is a great buzz around town and lots of happy people enjoying the many different events still going on.
We are looking forward to a final stroll down the stalls this afternoon to buy some olives and sun dried tomatoes from the Mediterranean stall, and just soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the music on the Bandstand until it's time for the final firework display at 9.00pm, when I think we may retire early to recharge our batteries with a good book and nice mug of cocoa (and if you believe that, you'll believe anything...!)
It always amazes us that when we wake up on the Sunday after Regatta, it's almost as if it never happened. The streets are all clean and tidy again and the funfair and stalls have disappeared overnight - the Council street cleaners are fantastic and do a brilliant job - respect to them, we really do appreciate how they get our beloved town back to some form of normality in such a short space of time.
It does fall a bit flat after all the excitement but September is a usually a lovely month and the town still has a nice relaxing buzz to it - now all we need is the weather.
Watch this space....