Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the world...to lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Santa Claus Parade

Well it certainly IS that time of the year in our little town...

Our annual Santa Claus Parade was yesterday...

a little big soggy...




and a lot doo-dad...






but so much fun for young and old alike...











I wouldn't miss it for the world...






23 comments:

  1. I love a parade. And look at that little girl playing the flute with fingered gloves! It all makes me smile!

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    1. I had to laugh Joanne, when that particular band came round the corner with their rain capes on, my neighbour said to me "Oh look, it's the Bin-Bag Band."!

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  2. Hello Jacqueline

    It looks like a beautiful event. Your photos are excellent and it is most elegant

    Helen xx

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    1. You are too kind Helen...my husband says if it wasn't for all the fire engines in the parade, the whole thing would be over in 14 minutes! LOL!

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  3. Thank you for sharing J. Love all your pictures. Looks like a great fun event. I think my favourite is the little red nosed reindeer - I know how she feels - its {{{cold}}} here too

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    1. It amazed me that she didn't have her jacket buttoned. It was definitely wet Molly, but not really cold.
      How are things going? Week one done and dusted? Hope he's coping well. If it's any help, we are 8 weeks out and Rudy's strength is returning...we actually made it to the gym today!

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  4. a loving those smiling faces young and old...(especially the little pooh bear)

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    1. I don't know what that face was about John - but oh did he make us laugh!

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  5. Along with everyone else, I love your parade. Just wanted to say, however, that the photos that stream so graciously down the right side of your blog warm me all over, inside and out. Each one satisfies in its unique way. Love to you and the parade of good cheer you bring to us all.

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    1. I'm so glad you like them HA...that's a big part of the pleasure of tending to this blog...those pictures definitely capture my mood.

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  6. Such a lovely parade of pictures! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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    1. Happy Christmas to you Jennifer - and don't depair of not being ready for the holidays...all you really need is a good heart, the rest will take care of itself!

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  7. Hello Jacqueline,
    What a festive parade, it is so nice to see a lot of happy people together. Also loving your side photos, you really have an eye for detail and beauty...
    Have a good week and hope all your Christmas planning is going well.
    Best wishes Ivan

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    1. Haven't tried the Tourtiere yet Ivan...it's been a bit of a crazy week - coming soon though! I really liked the idea of your flavour booster too, must put that one on my to-do list as well.

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  8. Proof, if needed, that people just love 'dressing-up'.

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  9. How wonderful,we have nothing like this where we live but they do in Melbourne,jut delightful,and I agree about the side pics and i love the new header pic.

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    1. How very nice of you to say Carole...out little town is dominated by The (George Bernard) Shaw Festival, so we are home to a lot of very theatrical people. Not that I am complaining - it keeps life here very colourful!

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  10. Hi Jacqueline!

    Looks like so much fun :) Our Seattle Macy's Day Parade was an early start.. cold and very rainy. It's always lots of fun though. Looks like you are enjoying the seasonal festivities!

    leslie

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    1. Just trying to get with the programme Leslie!

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    1. Poor baby...he looked totally humiliated. I felt sooooo sorry for him!

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  12. Hello dear Jacqueline, I really must attend one of these again...it has been years! It was so much fun when I took my little boys eons ago! Always put me in the festive spirit and I need it again, especially this weekend....so difficult to be happy.....but we must have hope and faith, hugs to you, N.xo

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