This weekend we set out to make the most of the last of the glorious weather and decided to explore our local village – Botley. We’ve lived here for almost 9 months but have never really attended any of the local events, so I thought it was time to become more of a part of the local community.
Botley Fire station were holding an open day to raise money for the fire fighters charity.There was so much to do from rides and crafts to dance shows and even a dunk tank! The boys had a wonderful time; we popped some coins in a pot for them to spend as they wanted and of course they opted for the lucky dip and a merry-go-round style ride (although Jasper changed his mind at the last minute and decided to watch Rhys from the sidelines).
It was really wonderful to be amongst the buzz and good spirits of a charity event and so nice that it was going towards the guys that would be there to protect us if need be. In fact they were actually called out to a job while the event was going on but got back just in time for some dunk tank action!
There was a fab turn out and it was great to feel a part of our local community. It was also great to get out with all three boys and do something we could all enjoy without it being a stressful experience! We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for anymore local events of which I’m sure there will be a ton with Halloween and Christmas hot on our heels!
Do you take part in your local communities events?
Thanks for reading,