This weekend is the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. I went to my local park to watch the balloon lift this morning.
It's always a great spectacle and this photo doesn't really do it justice. I'll try and get something better when they go up again this evening. You can also watch a BBC produced video here.
There's also going to be a fly-past by the amazing Red Arrows. They do what you might call aerial acrobatics at incredible speed. I'm really looking forward to it.
balloon lift - technical term to describe mass ascent of hot-air balloons
spectacle - something to see, impressive or remarkable
do justice - give a fair representation
fly-past - when military aircraft fly low in a display
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