There was a charming, well attended competition on the banks of the Rio Esera the other day with a number of families building stone piles with prizes for the highest pile.

The combination of towers were slightly reminiscent of Angor Watt…IMG_3004

well maybe not!

But there were some impressive efforts nevertheless…

It’s a competition so we need a judge, and the judge needs – a personalised T Shirt, check – a stick (really?, check and obviously a whistle, check. So here he is, the man with all the contestants future in his stick wielding hands…

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Who won? Well I’m not sure but it’s the taking part that counts right? And given that these were the prizes maybe it wasn’t too important anyway…

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So I posted this and a couple of minutes later came across this article on the BBC website..