A couple of weekends back our village had a gala, which was lovely. On the Sunday morning the view from Freya's bedroom was getting the girls excited as everything was being set up:
When we walked around to the field where the gala was being held there were a few things that were of interest - for Freya & Abby these were the bouncy castles, the ice-cream van & the swinging merry-go-round; for us it was the Hog Roast & the birds of prey on display that caught our eye.
There was a brass band set up in the middle of the field to provide some entertainment:
Look at these fabulous birds:
This owl was HUGE & he spent most of the time on this handler's arm - he must have the strength of an ox to be able to hold it up for so long!
Hubby & I also found it amusing that the handler had a remarkable likeness (both in looks & the way he spoke) to Bill Oddy.
There was a Kookaburra, which we'd never seen before:
A couple of the birds were getting a bit fidgety & needed to stretch their wings:
Beautiful, no? It reminded me of the film Labyrinth!
Of course we weren't able to spend too much time looking at the birds as we had 2 very eager girls tugging at our arms & begging to go on the bouncy castles/archery/swing/get an ice-cream. We had a lovely time, although we were a little bit disappointed that there wasn't a bit more to do - I suppose we had been to the Donkey Derby the weekend before so compared to that this was very tiny!! Overall though we had 2 happy little girls, & that's the main thing!!!