Monday, 16 August 2010

Bunting, barrels, brass & donkeys





Oh yes - that can only mean one thing - summer fete time in rural England.

Yesterday afternoon was spent a few miles away at Westleton  Barrel Fair - never been? Then don't miss it next summer.  Its every thing a village fete event should be;

Morris dancers

Children's races

A brass band - not MrVV's this time

A mix-n-match folky music group from a local pub. Great entertainment. You might recognise their frontman?

Its Doc Cox from That's Life - a nearby resident.

Barrel racing - just one length of the track for the women

But the men had to do the return push too!

Donkey rides

Plus loads of other stalls - selling crafts, books, plants, ice-creams, Punch & Judy, a WI tea tent and of course plenty of beer too.

So much to do & see plus friends to bump into & have a natter with. We took the 2 bedroom hobbits - did they enjoy themselves??

Judge for yourself ;)

Guess they had too much fresh air last week when we were camping!!

Now you might be expecting me to mention Aldeburgh Carnival & Fireworks which happen today. Well we've made the decision this year not to bother - the weather hasn't been great today, MrVV is busy working and to be honest it all gets too busy & crowded. Big son has spent the day there working - he was part of the Scout/Explorer car parking squad - I think he's had a good time plus of course his bank balance benefits too.

See you again soon - still need to show you some vintage/Cath/floral stuff from my hols!!

xxx Vicki xxx

15 comments:

Serenata said...

LOL at the Bedroom Hobbits - what a great terminology for teenage boys! Hmm...did they enjoy themselves?!

Looks like a really fun day out and I love the donkeys.

mother of purl said...

Oh dear- what a pair of grumpy faces! That looks super fun, I especailly like the look of barrel racing! x

Kandi said...

Oh Doc Cox took me back a bit there! Thats life when I was a kid on a Sunday night...
Your bedroom hobbits made me giggle - I have four of those I keep telling them they will get rickets and scurvey but they don't seem to care.
Kandi x

bellaboo said...

Looks great! I missed the annual village fair this year that we usually go to..like your one, it's really good.Never seen barrel racing..looks fun! Look forward to seeing your holiday goodies!

Bellaboo :o)

Cowboys and Custard said...

I love these quintessential English affairs.. and the eccentricity of some of our customs.
Bring out the bunting .. I say.

Michele x

♥coco rose♥ said...

Ahhhh nothing beats the Summer Fete in rural england! Love the pic of the boys.....they look so thrilled to be there!!!!!!!! It's such a boy pose, just how mine would be! LOVE IT!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Josie-Mary said...

May be you only get to enjoy fetes when you're old...it looks fab but the boys are not enjoying it!!! :) x

Beach Bygones said...

Looks great fun! When we lived in Australia I missed fetes like this hugely! The weather was a disaster at Aldeburgh carnival. I stayed until the parade set off which was good. Spotted Maggie Hambling on a float! Glad you had fun!

carol at home said...

Donkey rides, how wonderful. LOve days out like this.

Alexandra Mason said...

Love the photo of your boys....We have some of those bedroom hobbits too :) xx

bad penny said...

Brilliat fun - even if your bedroom hobbits didn't think so ! ( great name )
Nothing like a good village fete ...
our vilage is staring to organise a pantomime ( Oh no it isn't ! ) I thought I'd join - to help BEHIND the scenes !

Strawberry Annies said...

He He love the hobbits! The fete looks gorgeous, loads of lovely bunting, a field, some stalls what more do you need..

Diane said...

Just catching up! Glad you enjoyed your holiday. We did 2 weeks in a tent in France, when we first bought a tent, I didnt know how I would manage a weekend!!! I could live in it now all summer!! Boys that age do take some entertaining don't they!! I sympathise! xxxx

JP said...

bunting does make the heart skip a beat doesn't it?!

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