Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Long Live Morris Dancing

Never thought I'd say that out loud! Yesterday my daughters went to a retirement village to do Maypole dancing, the afternoons entertainment also included the crowning of the May Queen (Zoe's friend) and her attendants (including Kitty!), bonnet competition and Morris Dancing from the Stafford Morris Men. I have to say we really enjoyed it. All at once it was like going back in time - made us feel all 'Larkrise to Candleford' ish. Brilliant, and long may that tradition last.


Not sure what Morris Dancing is?
Wiki says..
A morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers. Implements such as sticks, swords, and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers.
More here
And on You Tube Here

I used:
Paper, flowers and ribbonsfrom Chit Chat by Shabby Miss Jenn
blended with
paper from Voyage Kit by Lilian C,
Bunting and flowers from Shabby Cottage By The Sea by Patricia Christensen at W&W,
Union Jack cushion from Old School by Holliewood design,
Everyday Alpha by Michelle Batton at Mellow Butterfly,
Scruffy Stripey alphabet and Spotty Dotty Alpha by Kate Hadfield,
Clouds and green bits from Summer Memories Add-On by Holly Design,
Scrabble Alpha by Scrapshana,
Tree from Michelle Battons part of the Faith Sisters collab For The Birds.

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