Monday, 22 July 2019

Stewart Park Festival 2019

It's tricky finding parking, we parked on the street. They were bridge jumping on the Beckwith bridge. Screams of delight. I did that as a kid, in Bala. Don't tell the kids, though!

They have crossing guards for us tourists. You can see why.

This lively band was playing up a storm at the festival entrance.

Stewart Park Festival from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The booths are always interesting.

I chatted with Dagmar of Dagmar's Designs. She was almost a puddle in the heat. She is my go to person for complex sewing needs.

JB bought us a 🐥duck for the race.

The Table is a modern community food centre, formerly known as a food bank. They do far more than traditional food banks. We donate monthly to support them. They teach cooking, and all things nutrition.

There was a kids choir doing Beatles songs, The Academy of Musical Theatre. They were a bit pitchy, to my ear. They were having fun, though. For a free concert...

Stewart Park is a lovely spot. Aside from the fact that it was a humid 35 C. with heat warnings, it would have been wonderful. The St. John's ambulance peeps were there, assisting an older gentleman. I was feeling a bit woozy myself.

Then there was this atrocious family out with a cat, who was panting heavily. No dogs are allowed in the park during the festival. I was so shocked seeing the poor thing.

It's a beautiful venue.

They were running model power boats on the Tay River.

We went home, and put our feet up. It's been horrible. I don't know how people can work outdoors.

I'd filled my modest kiddie pool the day before. The water temperature was 7 C.!!!! That well water comes out cold. Saturday morning, it was 12 C., getting warmer. By the time we came home from the festival, it was 18 C. My personal assistant/caregiver brought me a cold drink with ice. I read my library book and cooled off. Who needs a vacation?!
My eyes are really bothering me, so it was a relief to relax. I was seeing double out of my left eye, so it is a bit frustrating.


Olga said...

Oh, my, I cannot believe someone thought the poor cat would enjoy that festival. What goes on in the minds of some people Iwill never understand.

eileeninmd said...


The festival looks like a great time. I like the photos of you in the pool.
Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week!

Karen said...

I think I need a kiddy pool too. We only have one level space to put one and that is out the lane near the road, so it would have to go on the deck. The dogs have one underneath a downspout where they usually get a water change. Not lately though!
We couldn't manage to leave our air conditioned house this weekend. The Madawaska Arts Tour was on and I so wanted to go, but I knew I couldn't handle the heat.

Anvilcloud said...

Perth is busy and congested enough at the best of times.
Glad you got some pool time.

RedPat said...

The pool is a great idea!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a fun occasion, though it would be a tad waring in that level of heat, it is true... and really? A cat? The poor thing is not looking happy. Jasper used to join Jade and me on walks but only by choice, never on a leash... YAM xx

Red said...

You're a very active girl. You also have a great imagination to put yourself in a kiddie pool.

William Kendall said...

The poor cat, having to put up with people as clueless as that.