Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The extra day

Good morning

Oh the joy of an extra day in the month!! Happy Birthday to those celebrating today - amazing how many 5 and 6 year olds are allowed to drive ;)

Time to recap on the Greenpeace Fair at the weekend - if I leave it any longer it will be next weekend!

An early start was needed - the car needed loading and the picnic basket packing!

Theres' that moment when all the boxes/bags are in the hall and you look at it and think OMG where's it all going to go. Luckily we had 2 big tables between us 4 sisters (only 2 of us manning the stall though). Decided the easiest way was to keep our stuff together in sections.

It was a lovely day - we were seated near a friend and it was a good day for catching up, nattering and people watching. I looked up at one point and saw a man whose face was familiar. It took me a moment or two to realise who he was - a teacher from school who was instrumental in getting MrVV & I together as a couple. We'd not seen each other for many many years - last time big son was toddler and little son just a large stomach bump so there was plenty of catching up to do.

As well as chatting etc, there was music all day - some excellent folk music - from all ages. This group was made up of young children from about aged 9 to 13 - they were amazing. All played several instruments and their sound was brilliant;

It was a long day and come 5.30 we were more than happy to pack up and head home. The important task of cashing up for our stall was left to me and everyone was happy with their takings for the day.

I've spent mine already!! I've booked day tickets for a new local music festival in August; 
The link is here - Folkeast 2012 - it looks a promising event - the music line up is excellent. We're just going on the Saturday but if its good then I think another year we might do the whole weekend.

One final thing as its the end of the month - a mosaic for February - what a mixed month - snow and spring sunshine with some hearts and more cake thrown in for good measure!!

See you soon for the best month of the year!!

xxx Vicki xxx


crafts@home said...

It looks like you've had a good time in February, the Greenpeace fair looks good fun, you are lucky having so many sisters to help out....
Sue Xxx

Pooh's Abode said...

Wish we could have come to the Green peace fair but were in Manchester. Looks good though. We are going to Folkeast for the weekend hopefully. the line up is good and the Bounty Hounds are playing on the Saturday. See you there

millefeuilles said...

Oh it's lovely to pop back and see what you've been up to at the Greenpeace fair, dear Vicki.

And your mosaic of February? It's splendid. (I happen to think February is the best month ever ;-))


ps I am hosting a giveaway which may inspire you, Stephanie whispers...

Vix said...

That Greenpeace Fair looks amazing, so full of colour and pretties to buy.
Always nice to bump into a face from the past, isn't it? xxx

delia hornbook said...

Looks like a great Fair and fun to catch up to. Love the mosaic we have indeed had a mixed bag of weather across the country. Enjoy the rest of your week., dee x

Lisa said...

How fab that your takings have paid for you to have such a great day out to look forward to.
Lisa x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

OMG! It is march already and you are miss march! If you join the group in the sidebar I can make you join admin (oh the power)!!!.

Just doing a post and you can 'lift' your badge from it xx

Floss said...

Oh, that looks wonderful - the Greenpeace and the Festival you've booked, both! Ben's ancient T-shirts from the folk festival near our old home in Cumbria are so old they're now falling apart. It's a real shame to have moved away from such a great place (the festival was Brampton Live, BTW).

Josie-Mary said...

Looks like a great fair, I hate packing up :( You just want to go home & put your feet up! :) x

Victoria said...

What a great Fair. I could have had a ball ......... x

gillyflower said...

Looks like you all had a great day - the stall looked fab!