Thanks for the Magic!

Magic doesn’t always happen of its own accord… sometimes a lot of behind-the-scenes commitment and hard work goes into its creation. And such was the case with last week’s Saffron Walden Maze Festival. Make no mistake, there was plenty of serendipity as carefully constructed plans fell into place and the event took on a life of its own… but the planning was admirably careful and thorough. And at the end of it all, as we were gathering on the Common for one last time, this woman, chief instigator Barbara Wilcox, was still smiling:

The final evening found us celebrating new friendships and good memories as we munched on local delicacies like Giggly Pig sausages and Saffron Walden Ice Cream, and enjoyed a bit of silliness with Wellie Wanging contests, hay bale mazes, and fancy dress shenanigans. Even the Market Cross was gussied up for the night with recycled maze knitting!

Market Cross

One last delight awaited us as the evening shadows gathered and darkness fell. Amidst the twinkle of hundreds of tiny candles, we thanked the organizers and bid the maze goodnight…

Until we meet again!

4 thoughts on “Thanks for the Magic!

  1. Thank you for such beautiful posts about the Maze Festival. My knitting was part of the knitted maze, and even though I could not attend, you have given me a taste of the festival. It is interesting to see what other activities there were – the candle light ending is fantastic!

    1. I love that strangers from all over the world somehow collaborated on this project! I know I feel very gratified to have been part of it…. and the whole week was quite unforgettable, completely fantastic!

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