Sunday, 8 June 2014

All's well that ends well. A fab day.

What a difference a day makes. Thank goodness we had a second chance because the weather was fantastic today. I was up at 6.30 this morning, getting ready, making the sandwiches, washing the grapes, and making up a bottle of diluted juice. Because our spaces weren't allocated I wanted to get down there early to make sure that we got a good pitch. I wanted to sell from all four sides so an end of line pitch was ideal. 
The four tables fitted in the space perfectly, with room for us to stand, or sit, in the middle. Janet brought her gazebo, which actually wasn't needed to keep the rain off us, because it didn't rain. But it was very useful to keep the sun off us so we weren't burnt to a crisp. There was a slight, but welcome breeze when the clouds came over, so I anchored the gazebo to the ground with ratchet straps, and used a couple of straps to tie one side to the pub sign.  
Squeals of delight were coming from the bouncy castle next to us. It was busy all day, and free to play on. The kids loved it. Boxes of books for people to browse through. Large thick hard back books £1, smaller and thinner ones 50p and 70p, paperbacks 50p.
I had a walk round for ten minutes and took a few snaps. It was so busy it looked like the whole village was out enjoying the sun.

The bouncy slide was popular also.

The ladies from the W I, sitting in the shade of a tree, selling their mouth watering cakes. 
The boat trips were popular again. People were queuing to get kitted out with a life jacket, prior to boarding the boat.

Only one military vehicle was in attendance this year.

The scooter enthusiasts were keen to show off their much loved pride and joy.
A few classic vehicles lined up against the pub wall.

It was great to see so many friends and neighbours. stopping by to say hello. I gave a wave to Joanna who lives in the 1939 house, as she was passing by She was dressed up to the nines in her forties gear. I saw her house was open to the public again. Although we were busy serving customers it didn't seem like work, it was good fun. Sales started dwindling at about 5pm so we decided to pack up, although the party will go on late into the night.

We are very pleased with the takings, I've just had a call from Janet with the good news. Everything we sold was donated, and a lot of it was what I found in the house clearance skip. Well worth the effort to dive in  and remove them, and bring them home to be sorted, washed, cleaned, and polished.

It was a quick home made ready meal of veggie stew in the microwave for me tonight, couldn't be bothered to cook. I don't know how it went in the church today, I was too busy to go and have a look. I am going in the morning to remove my things, before I go to craft club.

Hope you had a nice weekend. Catch you tomorrow. Toodle pip.

15 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great day :)

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  2. Splendid - just what you needed after yesterday's washout!
    JJ

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  3. What a fun, rewarding day. I love days when a village gets together and everyone contributes something. I`m sure the needy cats will be very grateful for your hard work on the stall!

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  4. Luckily the British weather decided to help you out in the end. I love the marketing strategy, setting up next to the bouncy castle so the parents get chance to look in peace.......... very clever and worth the 6.30 start x

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  5. Glad it all went well for.you Laura x

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  6. Sounds like a great day was had by all!!! :)

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  7. A brilliant day - well done. xx

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  8. Sounds like it turned into a great day. So pleased it went well.

    X x

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  9. I was thinking of your walk-a-bouts when I found this website. Thot you might enjoy it! http://www.travelhistory.org/
    Congrats on selling so well. Wasn't it nice the sunshine came out so you had a wonderful day! :)

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  10. So pleased you had a great day after Saturday's wash out. Well done for all the hard work you put into the preparation and glad you raised a nice sum of money.

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  11. Well done! Glad it all came right in the end. I'm sure the pussycats are glad too. Hope you had a good craft morning too. Linda xx

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  12. What a good thing that we never have 2 days weather the same here. Well done for all the hard work.

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  13. I so glad that it all turned out well in the end and you had a good selling day.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  14. Danneke saying HI So pleased you had a good result for the Cats Ilona, . I am pleased the ferals that I feed have come back to my yard, little black cat has at last let me stroke him/her. , just a little but its a start.. the others do stand back and wait until I close my door then thy come to the food dishes. Now winter is over they can hunt in the park woodlands area so I am not putting the big amounts out , if they start looking scraggy again then I will up the food. Just had more raffle tickets from PDSA it seems they are having raffles 3 or 4 times a year now, I try and help but this time I have just taken 1 book and sent rest back.

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