Did we ask for a taste of England?
Terrace of old cottages - check!
Bunting - check!
Morris dancers (including cute little boy and the hitting of sticks) - check!
Cross-dressing - check!
Silliness as political commentary - check!
Wallace and Gromit - check!
Richard Branson - check!
Not that it was all necessarily quintessentially British.
It was a beautiful summer day - making Santa's summer holiday believable, the water squirting welcome and the whole village carnival a huge success.
It was also a great day for us!