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Bank holiday Morris Dancing


As well as gardening and lots of potting on and re-arranging said pots, we went to see my two boys taking part in Morris Dancing.
This was the first year for my oldest who was allowed to wear full whites for the first time.
My youngest was in the white shirt and black trousers.

Iris flowering in the pond.

Everything growing.

3 tier tower of pots. Each pot is slightly larger than the next.

What a great Bank holiday.

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We stayed at a caravan park in Sheringham this bank holiday weekend and the Morris Dancers there did a bit of a jig in the shallow water on the beach, guess they had hot feet with it being a boiling day!

26 May, 2009


Lovely pics. I like your tiered planter.
Gorgeous Lupin too.
I've got some growing but never had much success, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed this year.

26 May, 2009


I've never seen Morris Dancers. It's very English isn't it. I'd love to see them. I like all sorts of traditions and folky things. Great !
I like your stand with pots too.

27 May, 2009


i've never seen morris dancers either Hywel. our kids used to do welsh folk dancing all dressed up for St Davids day.
its so nice to see younger people taking on older traditions. well done to your boys 'Trees', how come your not taking part???

27 May, 2009


Love the Morris dancing.. reminds me of holidays in devon and Cornwall when i was a child......... nice photos... great idea of the tiered flowerpots......

27 May, 2009


I love watching the Morris Men! Great tradition. Is it only English, then? I hadn't realised that. Duh!

27 May, 2009


You never see it in Wales. I hadn't even heard of it until I was in my 30s. We have diferent traditions. It's definately English. I'd love to see them though.

27 May, 2009


My boys dance for a team in Bampton, Oxfordshire. There grandad used to dance and there uncle dances. I on the other hand get to taste the ale's and look at the flower arrangements in the local church.

You do get to see some of the large gardens though in the village as they start dancing at 8.30 and dont stop until 19.00 They do have lunch and tea but you get to follow them around the village and into the very large stately homes.

Its all to do with fertility and crops. They carry a cake on a sword/tin and for a few coins you can eat some, or rather all the women do.
Oh and avoid the fool with the pigs bladder.

27 May, 2009


Interesting .

27 May, 2009


Ace dancing. Your sons are doing the nation proud - at the beginning of the year I remember the media getting all excited about a Morris dancer shortage - ?

29 May, 2009

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