Monday, 7 May 2012

May Day Fair


Sorry I have been absent for a while.  Life suddenly got the better of me. 
 A young boy in my class was run over after school a couple of weeks ago.  I went in the ambulance with him to hospital.  Words cannot describe the trauma and the impact it had on me. 

Fortunately the lovely boy is okay and back at school (the driver was travelling at under 20mph – thank goodness for low speed limits near schools).  Apart from losing consciousness and some bruising he was a very, very lucky boy. 

I have a lot of blogging to catch up on!!  Now the sensible thing would be to start at the beginning, but I think I prefer to post in reverse order!!

So today, with Miss B revising (AS levels in French, English and Biology) and My Boy playing football, Steve and I went to a May Day Fair, in a village where I spent a lot of time many years ago.

Weekend Walks - Circular walk through Warmington and Elton. Open countryside near Warmington 








As a child I lived in the neighbouring village and I would walk through a lovely bluebell wood to meet with friends and pass lazy days gossiping and planning our future (usually involving a handsome prince and horses!).
I had forgotten what a pretty village it is with chocolate box stone cottages, with colleyweston slate roofs, nestling in the beautiful landscaped parkland of Elton Hall.
The village looked beautiful today with lots of bunting, vintage music playing in the background and stalls selling everything from plants, French bric-a-brac, homemade crafts, home grown plants and freshly baked bread and cakes. 
I took some photos before the battery ran out on my camera (although it wasn't easy balancing a bag, brolly and camera!!!









We didn’t stay long as unfortunately it was pouring with rain again.  I felt so very sorry for all the villagers ,and stall holders, who had put in so much effort.  I love events like this - they really bring a community together.

 I bought myself a couple of things before we headed back to the car
an old bottle/jar - think I might use this for bubble bath?

and a rusty bracket!!!!


 and home to an afternoon of cross stitch
 and listening to the radio.


I hope you have had a lovely weekend?  

Back soon xx




37 comments:

  1. Oh it's such a shame about this awful weather we're having, where is the sunshine? Loving that bottle, such a gorgeous shape!
    Victoria xx

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    1. It is much better than the picture shows - it was one of those heart racing, got to have it moments!!! xx

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  2. Nice to have you back. What a terrible thing to happen, I can't imagine how you must have felt dealing with that. Good news that he's fine and back to school.
    Lovely pictures from the May Day celebrations. x

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    1. You know what children are like - he is back at school and back to his cheeky, chirpy ways which is great. Unfortunately for adults I think it is so much harder to forget something like that. Take care xx

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  3. The great British weather strikes again! How lovely the fete looked too!
    Thank you for joining my blog, I see you are quite new to this too! I keep getting in a terrible jumble with it all, it took me ages to track you down, as for some reason I couldn't "link" to you....it will most definitely be my fault and not a glitch!
    I am looking forward to reading more of your lovely posts.
    xoxo~Karen.

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    1. Hi Karen. Thank you so much for popping over to my blog. I haven't been very adventurous with blogging yet but there are so many fantastic blogs out there, it could be a full-time job!
      I look forward to keeping in touch xx

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  4. Good to have you back! What an awful week for you - glad to hear the little boy is doing well. I love your photos from the village fete - I do love a good fete with cake stalls and bric a brac. Cross stitch and the radio sounds heavenly. We had fun gardening, eating, swimming, crafting and seeing family. x

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    1. It was lovely - but I thought it best not to write about the truama of sharing an umbrella with Steve! xx

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  5. What a traumatic thing to happen. We come to care for these children and it effects us too. Really glad that he is ok now. Super photographs xxxx

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    1. Oh Karen - there is so much more to this story than I could possibly put in writing. Challenging times!! They really do become 'our' childen don't they xx

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  6. God! I'm so glad that boy is ok (I thought for a moment you were going to say otherwise!). You must have been so shocked and shaken up! Anyway, glad you're out and about enjoying the BH weekend inbetween showers. Sweet little bottle, I'd have bought that! xCathy

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    1. Oh Cathy - the photo doesn't do it justice at all. I don't really know what to do with it, but just had to have it!! xx

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  7. Thank goodness everything is allright with the boy.
    Love the pictures!

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    1. Yes it was a big relief - the paramedics were fantastic xx

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  8. Have missed your blog and hope you are now feeling fine after such a traumatic experience, as well as the boy.

    I too was at this fair yesterday and bought a few oddments -see my blog! However, everyone seemed to be having fun despite the rain - that British Bulldog spirit !

    Oh where is our beautiful May weather?!

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    1. I would like to have bought more but I had Mr B with me and he prefers golf to vintage and home-made!!
      I look forward to seeing the cushions you are going to make with the lovely Crowson fabric.
      I am hoping to go to the Foxtail Lily fair this weekend - I wonder if we will be drawn to similar treasures again xx

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  9. Thank goodness the little boy is ok, how traumatic for all of you.
    Thank you for taking us around the May Day Fair, I love that brightly coloured bunting. It's such a shame about the rain.
    Essie x

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    1. It was lovely to see the 'let's get on with it' British spirit. At 1pm the rain started, just as the fair opened! :( xx

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  10. You poor thing! That must have been so traumatic for you!!! I hope you've recovered from the shock of it all. Thank goodness your pupil is okay!!!
    What year group do you teach? I teach Year 1.
    Carly
    x

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    1. Hello Carly. Opposite end of the school to you -I'm with a year 6 class this year. Scary times -we have SATS next week!! xx

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  11. What a shocking thing to happen,poor boy and you too.
    How brave of the village fete to carry on regardless in a downpour - very British!

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    1. Don't you just love the British spirit, although I think we have all had enough of the rain now! xx

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  12. Poor you, what a terrible shock for you and the child. I'm so glad the little boy wasn't badly hurt.
    The May Day Fair looked so nice, what a shame about the rain....we always have to take that into consideration in the UK don't we?? Loved your pictures of the village and the bunting!
    Helen x

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    1. It is such a pretty village - I had a couple of hours reminiscing which was lovely. Bunting makes me smile every time xx

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  13. Oh dear. Thank goodness he is ok! Things like that make me shiver. Lovely photos and what a shame about the rain. It's been the same here.....booooo!

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    1. Surely we must be due some sunshine soon! xx

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  14. How terrible for the poor little boy - I am so glad he was not too badly hurt. What a shock for you too.
    I too have a daughter revising for AS levels next week (English, Geog, Govt & Politics and Psychology!)so I share your pain!
    The Fair looked lovely, a proper English village fete with proper English weather!
    So pleased to find your blog, thank you for becoming a new follower!
    I have left a reply on my post re: the Annie Sloan paint, and will do that post soon once I have painted something else!
    Gill xx

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    1. Hi Gill. Thank you so much for leaving a message. I would love to try the Annie Sloan paints but I need to find a local supplier.
      My daughter is finding AS level a big shock after GCSE so we are all keeping our fingers crossed for her - sending good luck to your daughter xx

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  15. What a nightmare experience you must have had with that little boy, so glad he's okay.

    Love the rusty bracket, it's exactly the kind of thing I'd buy. Hubby always thinks I'm mad!

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    1. hehe I don't know what I am going to do with it!! Hubby thinks I am mad too xx

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  16. Oh what a nightmare but thank God the little boy was fine in the end, what a really pretty village, a proper English village!

    Have a lovely weekend

    Denise

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    1. Heelo Denise. It really is a lovely village and it brought back many happy memories going back xx

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  17. That must have been so scary for you... Being a teacher too I know how each kid feels like your own when something goes wrong! Glad he's doing much better now :)

    Even though the rain is pouring, I still love the look of the Village Fair. The bunting and the stalls are just lovely! So nice to see a community come together :)

    Lovely also to have found your blog. *waves hello* from your newest follower. Hazel x

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  18. Oh dear, how horrible..glad to hear the little boy was okay.
    Your village fair looks fun (love the bunting!)..shame about the rain putting a damper on things though. We have a fair in our village this weekend, I am just hoping for some sunshine.
    I like the old bottle and the distressed bracket :)
    Magie x

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  19. Hi. I saw your comment on Patchwork and Lace. I too have a Springer......and he looks alot like yours. Aren't they the best dogs.
    So sorry about your student. How scary. Glad he is okay.
    Decided to follow you.
    COme visit me at COzy Blanket.

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  20. Hi thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog ,im now a follower of yours x so pleased the little chap is ok how awful that must have been for you both ,lovely pics too xxx

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  21. You poor thing, it must have been such a shock.
    The may day looked fab apart from the rain!

    Lou xxx

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