Once again it was a lovely dry, warm day for Pride Cornwall. Rainbow flags, music and cheers filled the streets of Truro as we carried the huge flag with pride. This years theme was solidarity, as the parade made it's way through the city we thought of all those across the world for whom this would not be possible, the brave people who take part knowing they could be putting their lives at risk and the recent events in Jerusalem where six people were stabbed while taking part in Pride. I usually attend with my son and his partner but they are away on holiday at the moment. The lovely young men on either side of me, complete strangers were soon chatting away to me and promising to pick me up if I tripped over the pavement, it's hard to see where you are going when you are carrying a huge flag! Everyone is so friendly it really is a happy day. As for the woman who deliberately slammed the door to the toilets in my face as popped to the loos before the parade, decked out in my rainbow beads, bracelet and sunnies...... shame on you. Life must be hard when your heart is so full of hate. At the party in the park afterwards, it was lovely to see the usual presence of the police and fire brigade there to show their support, and well done to Cornwall Council who flew the rainbow flag outside of their offices. We are so lucky to live in a country that supports equality. The Quakers were giving out free bananas again this year, and my manager was there on our stall handing out glow in the dark sperm key rings, you gotta love Pride :)
Life is still busy, we have had some valuations done on the house, £10,000 difference, do they just pluck figures out of the air? Just waiting for the new shower to be fitted when my son and his partner (who is a plumber) return from their holiday, then we will put it on the market. I'm still looking for our new home, but there is not much around at the moment, fingers crossed, when the time is right something will come on the market that ticks the boxes. I'm trying to train the bearded one in the ways of house presentation before we put the house on the market. The rules are:
The posh throws, towels and bath mats are for viewing only, DO NOT use them!
I hope to get around and read your blogs soon, have a lovely weekend dear blogging friends,