Sunday, 26 July 2009

The Fete of Summer and A Request

We have had some glimpses of summer this weekend. We went to a lovely traditional summer fete yesterday.

There were beautiful vintage tractors,

gleaming motorbikes,

and cars with worn leather interiors.

a brass band, cream teas, a guess the weight of the sheep for a prize, and skittles. Not to mention the stalls,
with books and bric a brac (heaven), clothes, plants and toys. And a trip up the church tower for all three of us! (Tiny winding staircase, very scary). There were lovely tapestries in the church. I'd like to learn how to do tapestry.

Iris had a whale of a time (dressed as she was, as a 'fairy godmother'), she even got to sit on a tractor or two!

Lots more to show and tell you about, a carboot sale, a new vintage dress, and the spoils from the fete. All coming later!

And do leave a comment here if you want to take part in my 101th Post Giveaway! And no, it's not a cake or a meat pie!

*The request? Well, Paul has entered me into a blog award thing over here and it'd be so great if you could hop on over there and vote for me. I've got one vote so far (ahem, that was me). There's a prize draw for all voters if that sweetens the pill! Thank you!


Laura said...

Iris looks so wonderful. I love her haircut and cardigan and well done for getting a bit of the summer!

Jane O Sullivan said...

intriguing seeing the faint reflection of you in the car windows !
goodness I have such great memories of english garden fetes, magical indeed....
lovely post nath x

Leigh said...

She's adorable! What a cutie.

strawberry lemonade girl said...

Your daughter on the tractor is pricelesss!!!!

(and i just voted....good luck!)

mieke willems said...

just voted for you nath. good luck!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

i've voted too - good luck!

nath said...

AW! you girls are the best, thank you for voting!

Top Bird @ Wee Birdy said...

Very nice fete, indeed. I do love the tapestries (are they kneelers?) in old country churches! xx