Notes From A Small Village in England
I live in a small village called Ipplepen that is located in the South West of England and which I suppose even though we have an excellent local Liberal Democrat Councillor is in all other respects very very Conservative not only politically but also culturally.
I say this because this is the first of what may be a number of blogs from what is a fantastic place to live – in a community that in many ways is remote from cosmopolitan England.
Each year in Ipplepen we have a Carnival week which includes amongst many other events a treasure hunt, bingo, a film night and finally a parade of floats.
We also saw this year the reintroduction of a ‘scare crow’ competition which is where the people of our small community of just over 2,000 people demonstrated that not only do they follow international news and events, but that they also have a brilliant sense of humour.
That is unless you are a citizen of the United States of America and who holds the President of the USA in high regard.
It seems that we in this small corner of England don’t have the same regard for the current President with him being the ‘butt’ of ridicule and the main target of not only the ‘scare crow’ competition but also one of the larger floats.
I’ll let the photographs tell the rest of the story.