The English year offers many ' fine' social events!
Many of these events go back in history... and wonderful gatherings such as Ascot, The Chelsea Flower Show, The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship , The Boat Race.. plus many other social get togethers, all help to make up the English year...
Now a 'new kid on the block' has risen up , all from an idea!
It's an event which will be written in very large letters, in many diaries, for many years to come!
The Vintage and Handmade Fair , ( now twice yearly) organised by Michele and Jayne, is taking the country by storm !
Yesterday, I felt privileged to be part of this wonderful event and meet up with friends, old and new !
As we all made our way into Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, we knew that we'd have a day to remember.
We had two hours to set up before the queues of very keen shoppers (not to mention excited ladies!!) descended upon us.
I wandered around with my camera, hoping to bring some great shots for anyone who could not make it to the Fair.
The displays were stunning!
I knew that the shoppers would lap this up... BIGTIME!
It's the kind of event whereby you need a whole day, to firstly walk around and take it all in, then breathe in and calm down, take many tea breaks and generally savour the ' fabulous fineness' of the whole proceedings.
Of course, my photos do not do this justice...but hopefully do give you a few snippets of what was on offer.
Did I say excited ladies...?
Here are two very excited men shoppers, (look, they can hardly contain themselves!!) taking a break and no doubt discussing their numerous purchases!
I love this photo..it kind of shouts out 'Caption Competition'
So do feel free to make such a comment!
These two very patient 'other halves' are Mr Custard and Mr Snippets.
Naturally I went to bed very happy.
And naturally..I did not get my purse out at all ..ha ha!
Of course I did...but that will be my next blog post and oh my, did I get some Christmas goodies!
Meanwhile, a MASSIVE thank you to Michele and Jayne.
Events like this don't just happen and a heck of a lot of hard work goes in to making sure that it all goes swingingly well.
And like I said...the English year offers many fine events and this one, for me, sits right at the top of my tree!