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My Weekend at Rayleigh Festival 

Well, it’s not really a festival. But there was some music and food so I suppose that warrants the title.

Apparently, this weekend was the annual Rayleigh Festival (which is a town a few miles from me in the south east coast of England) which I had no idea about. I didn’t even know it existed and I’ve lived near it for the past 10+years.

It was a bizarre affair. It looked as if someone from The Apprentice had organised it. That doesn’t mean to say it was terrible but it just wasn’t to my taste, shall we say… yeah let’s go with that one. But then again, I didn’t know what I was expecting so in that respect it did quite well.

Nevertheless, I thought I’d share some images with y’all. They had dancers there; some rhythm and blues band; carnival rides; food stalls; sweet stalls; game stalls and some sort of flea market place.

It was alright. Something to do.

But, the best parts of the event were seeing some old-fashioned cars and (new) Stormtrooper costumes.

Now, I’m a sucker for Star Wars. Always have been ever since I was a

milleniium falco

child. Using the Jedi  Force was my forte as a child. And still is today. Yep. That’s right. A few years ago I bought the new Millennium Falcon Lego. And I also bought a few of the new figures that were part of The Force Awakens movie. They’re all still in their boxes as well. Partly so that in the future I can sell them off. Partly because they’re so damn COOL!

Anyway, I digress. Back to the Festival.

Here are some of the classic, pristine cars that were proudly on show.

There were some pretty decent looking cars there. If I had to pick a favourite it would be blue one because it most resembles the old Austin Mini Coopers – which are my all-time fav. Very Hipster.

Now, I’ve saved the best till last because that’s the way to do it.

So, here are what the Stormtroopers looked like:

It’s a shame those bad boys are a thousand quid a pop otherwise the collector/fanatic in me would love to own one. Maybe when I’m a millionaire I can.



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