Plymouth Volksfest? Actually I contented myself with an intricately designed silver ring that I couldn't make in a month of Sundays. Although my imagination was running away with me and I was sorely tempted by the idea of my very own Dirty Pirate, I regretfully decided against it. Mr Lovelygrey might never have let me go away without him again!
It's impossible for Mums and Dads to enjoy themselves unless their kids are having fun. The childless can never descend into the depths where being with disgruntled offspring leads. Thankfully this great event that appealed Louis on many counts. The circus workshops and bizarre Western reenactments went down a treat but it seems that that home grown entertainment was the biggest hit. A toy stall did a roaring trade in replica AK47s and the family field with its grassy knolls and massive ancient oak trees was turned into an enormous battlefield each morning and evening. Only a parent can be happy hearing war cries and machine gun fire and relax, safe in the knowledge that these are the sounds that come from contented kids!