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The Light Parade

28th November 2016
Enfield Parade of Lights

 

Sunday really kicked off the festive season for us with the local Light Parade. It’s a charity event where lots of different groups take part in a parade adorned with (you guessed it) lights! There’s fireworks at the end and stalls and a couple of fairground rides in the Market Square.

Before hand we spent a couple of hours with friends – lots of screaming fun for the kids and mulled wine and cider for the grown-ups. I managed to find the Christmas jumpers I bought in the sales last January. As I pulled the first one out – both girls wanted it – then were thrilled to find out they both had the same one. We don’t do twinning very often – Imogen has too many hand-me-downs! They were so excited they couldn’t stop looking at the sequins and certainly didn’t want to stay still for photos.

We almost missed the parade as it was re-routed due to an earlier accident but we just caught it right at the end. The girls enjoyed waving to the people taking part and Seren had taken some change for the charity bucket.

We bumped into more friends afterwards at the Market Square and enjoyed the fireworks, music and a couple of rides. Before leaving as Imogen was WAY tired by this point, she had done quite a bit of walking earlier on. We headed home for hot chocolate and Christmas PJs!

 

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply Madeline (This Glorious Life) 28th November 2016 at 7:03 pm

    That all looks so lovely and festive! And love their jumpers, sometimes it is really nice to have matching things! x #LivingArrows
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    • Reply Sian 29th November 2016 at 10:58 am

      Yes sometimes! Thank you.

  • Reply natalie 28th November 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Sounds like you had a fab time. I love your girls jumpers – we love twinning in our house, I just cant help it! #livingarrows

    • Reply Sian 7th December 2016 at 11:33 am

      Twinning is winning they say!

  • Reply Pat - White Camellias 29th November 2016 at 8:47 pm

    How gorgeous and Christmassy! Love the girls matching jumpers #livingarrows

    • Reply Sian 29th November 2016 at 9:09 pm

      Ah thank you!

  • Reply Emma T 29th November 2016 at 9:58 pm

    That’s nice to be able to see all the lights in the parade. I’ve never been to our town’s switch on, but I’m not sure they do anything as interesting #livingarrows
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    • Reply Sian 7th December 2016 at 11:35 am

      It is a lovely community, charity event – we are lucky!

  • Reply RachelSwirl 29th November 2016 at 11:53 pm

    wow that looks awesome!

    • Reply Sian 7th December 2016 at 11:36 am

      Thanks Rachel!

  • Reply Kathy 2nd December 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story of parade day. Its always lovely to hear that people enjoy the event. It is organised by a couple of Enfield Residents who are then supported by our wonderful friends in local groups who make it the event it is. The pictures of the parade are Paul and his tractor which has a different theme every year and Unity 70 as Rainbow Unicorns. One of the floats Frosted will be representing Enfield in the London New Years Day Parade 2017.

    • Reply Sian 7th December 2016 at 11:42 am

      Hi Kathy – we LOVE the event thank you for putting on such a great show. It really does kick off Christmas for us and it’s lovely to see the community come together. Thank you for the background info on the floats and people – we will have to try to see the Frosted float on the telly!

  • Reply Debbie 3rd December 2016 at 9:37 am

    Hi Sain, what a fun filled festive time you had. I too wouldn’t be able to stop looking at the sequins on my jumper if mine was so sparkly (perfect for catching the light at the light parade!).

    There’s a lot to be said about buying Christmas thing sin January. I bought my Yankee candle Advent calendar in January as it was so much cheaper and who cares if the candles are ‘so last year’?

    Thank you for linking up to the #MMBC.

    xx
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    • Reply Sian 7th December 2016 at 11:32 am

      I think candles are fabulous whatever the year! I buy quite a few bits in the Jan sales – the key is not to misplace them when Christmas finally comes around!

  • Reply Debbie 3rd December 2016 at 9:39 am

    Sorry, I’ve just noticed I typed your name back to front (almost). My apologies, my fingers (two) fingers were going faster than my brain (not hard!).

    xx
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    • Reply Sian 7th December 2016 at 11:27 am

      Hahaha no worries – that happens to me all the time!

  • Reply Donna 3rd December 2016 at 6:38 pm

    This looks like such a great day out and I love the sequins! So cute! I wish I could get a jumper like that for Athena, she would love it! x
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    • Reply Sian 7th December 2016 at 11:22 am

      Thank you – festive sequins are a winner!

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