It's always a bit random as to what events and performances we see as we are never so planned as to look at an actual programme. It's so crowded that you kind of just have to go with the flow. This year Alex was particularly delighted that we happened upon the martial arts demonstrations. He has been doing judo over the 2-3 years, so recognised a lot of the moves. Although judo is a lot gentler than some of the other martial arts we saw. There was even a ninjitsu club which had all the costumes, very long weapons, and came complete fake blood in the mock battle scenes. It was an odd combination of serious fighting techniques that they had obviously trained hard for, and highly staged playacting. The tae kwon do was my favourite, with all ages partcipating, I particularly liked their precise high kicking abilities. They looked like they were enjoying themselves a lot. I would have taken some photos except the sun was shining right into the camera at that stage, and moving would have been too hard.
And finally, for this is a garden blog after all, a snail about to chow down on the pak choy. If only they really did light up at night it would make snail hunting a lot easier.