Trevithick Day this year was fab! Midge and I went together for quite a few hours because I thought it would be too much for A (we took him later) we fully embraced the spirit, rain and all! We mooched around then landed in the funfair where I was suitably ripped off on a prize stall but it was her only prize stall! Midge got her prize ( at £3 for one go it was a guaranteed one but she didn't care) then she went on a bouncy castle and we went on a ride together (this was a lot faster than it looked, Midges face changed quicker than ever. I wasn't sure if she was going to cry, panic or chuck up! It was fun though.
We then sought out chips, postcards, a souvenir of the day for Midge (a very pretty head band) candy floss and sweeties then we moved on to the steam engines. As always they were spectacular. We looked at the old cars too, turns out Midge is into all this engine stuff!
We checked out the church as usual where we left prayer messages and viewed the miniature railways. I wanted to get photos because I knew A would miss this bit.
Then we caught musicians and dancers and I signed up for a Cornish language course.
Later we could hear the engines from our back garden and A was so excited we ventured out into the pouring rain to watch the engines journey up Camborne Hill. Then we took him into town to get some candy floss and see the small engines that hadn't left town yet. He is so little still that he doesn't know what he missed, he got to see the engines in their finest bit and it was the first time I'd seen them go up the hill too!
I felt so much pride this year, I'm not sure why. I've lived here now nearly 14 years and I'm pretty loyal to Cornwall, I don't see myself ever leaving and if I could I'd certainly put myself down as Cornish. I have another many years before I can do that down here though ha!