By / 23rd September, 2017 / News / Off

August was a fun filled month, where we firstly headed to York’s very own Comic Con!

On arriving at York racecourse, we were greeted with some fantastic costumes and didn’t mind the entrance queue, as it meant we could have a good look at all the amazing outfits that people had clearly spent a lot of time putting together for this marvellous day!

Once inside, it was apparent there was a lot to see and do, including special guests and interactive activities for kids of all ages!

It was a Geek Haven and Comic Con-er’s Utopia, with stall after stall of wacky wares and we found ourself in a Shooper’s Paradise, picking up all sorts of fabulous finds!
Our buys included some lego characters, Harry Potter jewellery, pixel art, coasters and more and we came away with lots of great purchases to put away for Birthday and Christmas presents too!


We particularly liked the White Fairy https://www.facebook.com/whitefairy.shop/, where we purchased quite a few quirky pieces!

This was our very first Comic Con and most certainly won’t be our last!
Comic Con returns to the Knavesmire next August and you can purchase advance tickets right now – https://www.facebook.com/YorkUnleashed/
If you can’t wait that long, head to Pudsey this coming November https://www.facebook.com/events/1408876052520212/?active_tab=about

The end of the month saw the 50th West Indian Carnival come to Leeds on Bank Holiday Monday and we were so excited to be attending our very first!

The traffic was strong into the City, but we managed to park the car and walk to find a spot by the roadside in time for the Carnival parade going by, where it would then culminate in Potternewton Park, continuing the Carnival vibes late into the evening, in a huge celebration of music, dance and colour, lots of colour!


The costumes were simply out of this world, showstopping pieces, lavishly adorned in sparkling sequins!
The Carnival floats all brought something different and unique to the parade too, each with their own flavour, flare and culture and as day turned to night, the parade turned into a party!


The streets were lined with stalls and food vendors and we enjoyed some yummy Caribbean style chicken burgers, whilst we soaked in the Carnival atmosphere.

After the parade, we headed down to the Park, stopping for a boogie outside various houses along the way, where folk had brought the party and their sound systems outside!
I’ve honestly never seen anything like it, it was absolutely fantastic and there was a real sense of pride amongst the community too, sharing this experience and making many happy memories together!

The party continued late into the evening in Potternewton Park, where there was a stage with live music, fairground rides and lots more food and drink stalls to enjoy.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable family-friendly day out and we look forward with great anticipation to next year’s event!

Check out these stunning professional photos from the Parade, courtesy of Maria Spadafora and David Lindsay.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/leedswestindiancarnival/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156591539115558

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