I sort of forgot it was Bank holiday ......it just crept up on me. Surely it can't be May already. All those jobs we were going to get done 'in the Spring'. Ha (there's always next Spring).
Anyway - today we did what we usually do for the Mayday holiday - we found a lovely village fair or 'fayre' to put it more rustic like !
This is what I love about England. Country village fetes and gatherings, young and old, dogs welcome too, stalls selling bric a brac , homemade cakes and jam, cider cocktails (half a pint of cider with a shot of creme de cassis and a splash of lemonade - too bad I was due at work...), nature treasure hunts, dog races, maypole dancing, morris men, plant stalls.....I could go on - it's my perfect environment!
I thought that this was such a beautiful idea..........
of course Lily jumped at the chance to make a crown. There was a basket of lovely flowers including forget- me-nots which I have a very soft spot for. She was helped to twist the twigs into a circle and then given free reign with the adornments..
Of course, it rained...a lot....but not before everyone had had a load of fun. We stood outside getting soaked and eating sausages in rolls, weighed down with goodies. I got a lovely bright rug for the play/sewing room, cycling helmet for Maddie, 2 books (one of them The Quilt by Ann Jonas, a beautiful story), a load of cotton thread, childs felted pure wool jacket (Monsoon), Mini Boden trousers in the most groovy fabric, gorgeous vintage cup, 6 well loved muslin squares (can never have too many, Maddie still loves her 'cloffie') - all for under fiver destined for a good cause. Now that was a good day out in my book.