Lord Mayors Celebrations & Norwich Lanes Fayre 2013

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It’s that time of the year again! Yep, the Lord Mayors Celebrations and the wonderful Norwich Lanes Fayre- truly two of the top events on the Norwich Yearly Calendar. This year started off in full swing with the Lord Mayors Procession, which winds its way from Newmarket Street, all way way down St Stephens, past Chapelfield and the Norwich Castle. Plenty of people had lined the streets for the parade, and we managed to find ourselves a spot at the starting line, just at the end of Grove Road.

This year was an array of colour and dance, with plenty of Dance and Cheerleader groups, along with some of the very best Norwich insitutions, such as Future Radio, Norwich Heart and plenty of worthy charities too.

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Whoever made this giant King Neptune should be applauded! For a moment it completely blocked out the sun! The sailing ship along with it was fantastic too, cooling down onlookers by spraying them with water guns!

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This was, by far, my favourite float though. A fantastic pirate scene, with giant Kraken eating some of the crew! The float had a trail of bubbles following it, and even jetted out smoke to make the whole ordeal seem pretty creepy!

The Sunday following was the Norwich Lanes Fayre, which is always such an incredible event to get involved in. All of the independent shops down the Norwich Lanes open their doors for an afternoon of indie shopping, crafts, music, ice cream and pop up stands. The road was lined with bunting and the weather was simply glorious. I had a wander around eating lemon sorbet, trying to cool off!

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Wonderful Hair accessories by local millianer Titania, she really does create the most whimsical fascinators and hats!

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Found this gorgeous embroidered chair in a lovely vintage stall, would love this in my house!

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CAM01063And look who we bumped into! The wonderful Angelina Lou, whose beautiful stall is always bound to impress! She sells the most gorgeous shabby chic gifts and beautiful handmade jewellery with a vintage twist. Today her stall is looking even more incredible than it did at Making Lemonade Fair when we last saw her. Couldn’t resist this opportunity to snap a picture of us together!

CAM01064Ah, what a wonderful day of blue skies and utter bliss! I was a little sad I didn’t have the chance to exhibit too, maybe next year I’ll give it a try!

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