As we all now know May Bank Holiday was not really what we would have hoped for weather wise, however, after my husband had fixed the broken bath hot tap, which seemed to have crumbled from the inside and produced only a dribble of water, we set off and had a scrumptious lunch at The Fox at Thorpe Achurch.
Open Ciabatta topped with poached eggs and smoked salmon with a beurre blanc sauce and a glass of wine. I will certainly visit again.
Everyone came in clutching umbrellas and sporting brightly coloured wellies and there was a nice feeling of "we are all in this together!"
We drove on to the Fair and the village, (which is just beautiful anyway where many of the houses still belong to the private Estate and so are often let rather then sold), was gaily decorated with bunting, there were lots of different stalls, and the field where we parked smelled really fresh and sweet.
The school children did a great display of Maypole Dancing, and when the maypole began to lean rather alarmingly, it was quickly sorted out with a child pole holder!
We had a good browse and I called at the stall of a fellow blogger. We had a good chat and I bought the super piece of Hydrangea fabric from her. I also got 3 Lilian Harry books which I have not read - they are great - comfort food in a book, and I picked up the little shelf unit from another stall for £3 - I am thinking it will be great for display on my stall at the Hand-Crafted Home Fair at Aldwincle.
A great atmosphere and spirits certainly didn't seem dampened by the rain!
Then home so my husband could watch the snooker, I did knitting and fresh cream cakes with a cup of tea.