Tagged: Lanterns

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Christmas Charities Fete and Lantern Parade

Weekends are always busy for us and the past weekend was no exception. Saturday was packed full of Christmas festivities for the Scouts. Christmas Charities Fete It started with the annual Christmas charities fete in the Community Hall in Borth. The Scouts were running the Santa’s Grotto, the kitchen, a big raffle, the tombola, a...

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Machynlleth Lantern Parade – The Angry Angler Fish

After entering the Machynlleth Lantern Parade last year we had more ambitious plans this year. The theme was ‘Under the Sea’ so we decided on a lantern fish. Our inspiration was something like this. Suitably ‘fishy’ and suitably ‘halloweeny’ at the same time and with a lantern dangling in front of it as a lure,...

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Machynlleth Fireworks

As part of our lantern pack for the Lantern Parade in Machynlleth we had a few free tickets for the fireworks. Those that didn’t have free tickets such as my parents bought tickets too as we usually pay to watch the fireworks afterwards as well. Not long after we entered the field and lined our...

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Machynlleth Lantern Parade

As usual, we attended the annual Machynlleth Lantern Parade last night. This time though rather than being innocent bystanders watching the lantern parade go by we were an integral part of it. Having built a lantern with the Scouts over the past few weeks, it was now time for our spooky ghost lantern to join...

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Machynlleth Lantern Parade & Fireworks

Some photos from this years lantern parade and fireworks display in Machynlleth. It was a little damp once again, but still good fun and some of the lanterns were pretty impressive. This years theme for the lantern parade was ‘Space’, and the spaceman lantern at the front of the parade certainly stole the show.

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Machynlleth Lantern Parade and Fireworks 2011

Despite the weather we decided to go to the lantern parade and fireworks in Machynlleth over the weekend. I’d been to the Aberdovey Windsurf Demo during the day and hadn’t had much luck there with the weather as there wasn’t enough wind and as we left for the lantern parade it started raining. Once in...

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Machynlleth Lantern Parade & Fireworks 2010

It’s becoming a bit of an annual event for us, but we went to the Machynlleth Lantern Parade and Firework display again last night. It was pouring with rain when we left, but soon brightened up and we had lovely clear skies and a nice dry evening. The lantern parade itself wasn’t as good as...

Autumn Events – Things to do in Aberystwyth and Machynlleth 2

Autumn Events – Things to do in Aberystwyth and Machynlleth

Just a quick list of some things to do in and around Aberystwyth this Autumn. It isn’t exhaustive of course but it covers our usual haunts and may give you some ideas if you’re at a loose end. Saturday 23rd October Feed the Birds Day – Ynys Hir (10am – 4pm) – make bird feeders/scavenger...


Machynlleth Festival of Light & Lantern Parade

The Machynlleth Festival of Light Lantern procession and Fireworks display was good last night. As it fell on Halloween this year, we left the pumpkins out on the deck to ward off the evil spirits before driving into Machynlleth. We hadn’t planned to meet anyone there but knew that a few people were going and...

Autumnal Celebrations – Fireworks and Machynlleth Lantern Parade 7

Autumnal Celebrations – Fireworks and Machynlleth Lantern Parade

The clocks have gone back, the evenings are darker and it feels as though Winter is properly on its way. A depressing time for many, but I really like it. It isn’t very cold at the moment but there’s nothing nicer than snuggling up indoors in front of the fire whilst it’s cold and miserable...