I haven’t done Parish News for ages – sorry. Much of it is to do with getting a pile of indecipherable press releases (artistic endeavours are worst for this – I get three pages of gush, but have no idea what the project actually is…) or things that need lots of processing, but most of it is just time – I don’t have it any more.
But I do need to tell you about the fireworks that will be tonight and tomorrow, and then in Woolwich on Saturday and Sunday.
They’re for the tall ships that are giving trips to well-heeled visitors at the moment, last for about 10 minutes and if they’re anything like last night’s offering – didn’t have my camera, so I have no pics – will be very sparkly indeed.
They’re launched from a barge in the middle of the river, just outside the Kings Steps at the Old Royal Naval College at 9.15, but I don’t think that standing at the ORNC is the best place. I’d recommnend nipping through the foot tunnel and standing by the edge of Island Gardens so you get the ORNC in the background along with the eerie sight of tall ships passing through wafts of firework smoke. I have to admit I was thinking of the sails with all those stray sparks around, but I’m sure they’ve thought of that. Haven’t they…
Word to the wise with small people – for some reason last night was very loud – seemingly louder than usual, There were a lot of terrified children who cried, screamed and grizzled throughout and not with pleasure.