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Candy Floss and Golden Horses

I went to Carters Steam Fair today - fun fair. I had a ride on what we used to call the Golden Horses and it was great fun, although I wished I had a grandchild to enjoy it with me! On a whim I went to get a candy floss - probably havent had one for twenty years. They are just as nothingy as ever - I wanted a green one but she was making pink ones when I arrived. I walked home with it and after eating half was incredibly sticky and wanted to get rid. Luckily a householder had put their bin out as there are no street bins there - they probably didnt want a whole load of fair rubbish in their garden! Carters is a good fair to go to if it comes your way - a family run business and people do win the prizes - even the enormous cuddly toys, so its not a rip off.

What a gloriously sunny day it's been - what have you all been doing?

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Posted at 26th Apr 2008 - 07:00PM   Posted by Faith   Candy Floss and Golden Horses Comments: 11

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Oh, that reminds me of The Daughter's 21st. Because she will never have the country wedding, and her own special magic transcends all age groups, we decided to have a funfair in the garden - carousel, candy floss, bacon buttie van, ice cream, the lot. She absolutely adored it and it was the most magical evening - although a carousel in the garden was a little surreal...
But today I have been domestic drudging in cottagesRolling Eyes

Posted by: @themill on 26th Apr 2008 at 07:28PM

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Blossomcottage's Avatar ow lovely we have been to the bottom of the pond!! Yuck very smelly but now looks much better, I think you had more fun though!!
Blossom

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 26th Apr 2008 at 07:33PM

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Unpeuloufoque's Avatar We used to take eldest to a victorian fun fair when we lived in the Uk and I loved the horses. Here we still see tehm a lot. French being child minded, at christmas or at easter you often see them outside our local supermarket or in squares to amsue childrne amidst all the shopping..and they are usually free too which is a wonderful bonus!
Those are very good photos Faith, tehy reminded me of the book by Libby Purvis about a boy who runs away and ends up restoring carousel horses in Norfolk? cant remember the name but its very good. If you are interested I can seek it out amongst our books adn give you the title...

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 26th Apr 2008 at 07:33PM

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Jackofall's Avatar Here in France fairy floss (as I grew up calling it) is called La Barbe Papa - Daddy's beard!

Posted by: Jackofall on 26th Apr 2008 at 07:45PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar We have been building a sheep race . . . very proud . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 26th Apr 2008 at 07:51PM

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KittyB's Avatar Candy Floss! My favourite! Did you buy me any? NO? Why not? Awwww, goes off sulking and pouting.Crying or Very sad

Posted by: KittyB on 26th Apr 2008 at 08:08PM

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KittyB's Avatar Barbapapas - they were some Finnish cartoon characters, anyone remember? A bit like the Moomin Trolls, or were they the FInnish ones - Barbapapa may have been French after all... I don't know... Embarassed

Posted by: KittyB on 26th Apr 2008 at 08:09PM

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Jackofall's Avatar Google is your friend, Kitty B - here is the Official web site for Barbapapa and his family (French cartoon, originally)

Posted by: Jackofall on 26th Apr 2008 at 08:54PM

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Pondside's Avatar Crying or Very sadCrying or Very sadCrying or Very sad
Taxes.

Posted by: Pondside on 26th Apr 2008 at 09:20PM

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Frances's Avatar Beautiful pictures, and thanks for letting us hear about a happy day with some nostalgic gloss thrown in.

xo

Posted by: Frances on 27th Apr 2008 at 01:02AM

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Camilla's Avatar Ah, that takes me back Faith, it's been ages since I had Candy Floss, usually Pink, did not know you could get Green, lovely pictures.

Been to work today, then friend came for late supper,

Camilla.xx

Posted by: Camilla on 27th Apr 2008 at 01:19AM

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