Monday, 28 June 2010

Village Fete

I haven't posted for a few days because I've been really busy, and in between, really tired! We had our annual village fete on Saturday, and after a terrible start to the day, the whole thing was a resounding success. My hubby got a phone call at 8.30 a.m. to say that someone had set fire to the marquee, which ended up being totally destroyed, along with all the tables and chairs in it, which had been set up ready. A young man on a motorbike was seen heading away at great speed. Nobody knows who it was yet.

It was a scorching day, but fortunately there was a slight breeze. We had all the usual traditional English fete things like hoopla, coconut shy, dog show... There were also lots of stalls - bric-a-brac (I always find bargains there lol!), book stall, cake stall etc. and the tea was served in the open air since the marquee was gone.

The entertainments this year included the usual children's fancy dress competition, and we had a Scottish pipe band which was great! We also had Elphick the juggler, who we've had several times before. He was trained as an industrial chemist, but now he does juggling full time! He said to me "There's nothing I'd rather be doing." That's so nice to hear, in an age where so many people are unhappy in their jobs.

Some friends from the Brainfog M.E. forum were down in Devon for the weekend, so they joined us for the afternoon - it was such fun spending the time together!

Here are some photos of the day.

02 Cup Cake Fancy Dress 26 Jun 10

03 Fairy on a Toadstool Fancy Dress

04 Scottish Pipe Band Display 1 26 Jun 10

08 Elphick Fire Juggling on his Unicycle 2 26 Jun 10

This one is of the children enjoying Elphick:

10 Children Watching Elphick 26 Jun 10

Here are my friends from Brainfog:

14 Wend, Ant and the Dogs

and finally, one of the four of us together:

15 N, Shoshi, Wend, Ant and the Dogs 26 Jun 10

As you can see, we all had a lovely day!

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