Monday

Donkey Derby

For the past 50 years, my town has held an annual Donkey Derby. I'm not sure if this is a phenomenon that takes part in other parts of the world or if it's unique to us. It features a series of donkey races as well as traditional village fete stalls and a fairground. 

Although I have lived within feet of the location for the past 3 years, I haven't actually been since 2003. Back then, I volunteered to be a jockey. My donkey came in 5th place, beating only my friend Marie, whose donkey decided to go back the way it had came. 

It was high time I returned after a 10 year absence (although no jockeying this time round! I think the donkey would buckle under my weight these days!) 



We had a voucher for a free climbing wall session. I wasn't really in the wall-climbing mood (a shock, I know!) so Rich had a go instead. 

How amazing is this book! 


Donkey racing is underway! 

There's always a kid or two who fall off their donkey (He was ok!) 


They really did smell like fruit! 





There's a private airport across the road from the playing fields so there are always planes flying overhead. 


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  1. Becky you just go to the loveliest things!
    So jealous

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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    1. Most of the time I'm just sat on the sofa in my onesie haha!

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  2. This looks amazing! I want to go ride a donkey! We used to go to Blackpool as a child to ride them and this makes me want to do it again. Seriously jealous because this looks amazing!
    Kloe xx
    haveacupofteawithkloe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha me too, but I think I might destroy the poor thing if I tried!

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  3. Looks like fun, back home we have the frog leg festival! yummy!

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  4. Looks like a fun day! ♥

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  5. AMAZING pics <3!!
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    xoxo Khloe

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  6. THIS LOOKS LIKE THE PERFECT DAY.

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    1. Next time I'll remember to bring you along!

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  7. we used to have one in my old village, think the jockeys were trained riders though

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  8. we used to have one in my home village, think the jockeys were trained riders though

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  9. A DONKEY DERBY IS THE BEST THING EVER!! Once on holiday, my brother and cousin took part in one- funniest thing I've ever seen, and the story gets pulled out every Christmas. I want to go to one again! xx

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  10. I've never heard of a donkey derby before, but it looks amazing. I don't think I'd stop laughing the entire time. What a fun way to spend a sunny day.

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  11. HA wow that looks so quirky and exciting! The donkeys are sooo cute!

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