Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Fab Fairs and Food ...

The third annual Wells Food Festival took place last Sunday.
The beautiful little city of Wells 
is such a wonderful setting for this gastronomic event,
with stalls and a giant marquee in the Market Square,
activities in the Town Hall,
further stalls all around the Bishop's Palace Moat 
and yet more right through to the recreation field.
There is something for everyone.
Mr VJ lunched on a Venison Burger, 
VJ had a warming bowl of bean feast soul food 
and little man opted for smoked cheese macaroni.
Little man was exhausted.
VJ had just collected him from a nearby farm, 
where he had camped overnight 
with a small group of Scouts and Explorers.

The previous day they had completed a 
12 mile sponsored hike for Children in Need.
They had to carry full kit on their backs all the way, 
navigate their route using map and compass,
set up camp on arrival, light a fire, cook and then camp overnight.
It was a tough challenge but they all completed it!

The following day was an early start for VJ,
as she trundled off to the little town of Blandford Forum
for 'Vintage at the Village Hall', 
organised by the lovely Elaine Kirsch of Fab Fairs.
It was a wonderfully busy day.
There were lots of happy customers. 
A lovely array of 45 stalls,
selling either true vintage or original handmade, 
VJ even bought a few Christmas presents for friends and family,
oh, and a couple of treats for herself!
Sorry, not many photos ... it was too busy!
Next one ... Spring 2016! 


Caramella said...

What a fantastic festival! That smoked cheese macaroni looks delicious! :)

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina, I wish I was there, I sigh!
But you participated in it too? A big kiss for Maty! ;o)
(with translator)

Rosemary said...

I can just imagine how lovely a gastronomic event would be in Wells - such a special setting. Smoked cheese macaroni sounds interesting - hope little man soon recovered from his exhausting camp and hike.

Amy at love made my home said...

It looks fabulous! The food sounds delicious too! xx

Winter Moon said...

Now that looks like my idea of a perfect outing :)

ted and bunny said...

it was great to see you with your lovely stall xx

Jen said...

That looks like such fun!

Madelief said...

What a lovely event in Wells Jane. Another beautiful British town for on my wish list :-)

Great fair too!

Have a good evening!

Madelief x

the woolly dog said...

Poor boy looks so tired. Great photos of the fair which I was going to but then couldn't, seems like a lot of bloggers went, and the photos of Wells brought back memories of visiting my nan who lived there, thank you. x

Sopa Azul said...

Wonderful place!!! :)

Down by the sea said...

We went to Wells for the first time on the way back from Bristol and thought it was lovely. Congratulations to your son on his hike and camping. I seems ages since my son was in beavers,cubs and scouts. I'm glad you had a good time at Blandford. Did you catch up with Willie? Sarah x

Gretel said...

What a beautifully laid out stall! I hope I can make my stall next month look at least half as lovely.

Red Rose Alley said...

The Wells Food Festival sounds wonderful. Just my kind of thing. I thought that was really nice that the boys hiked for 'Children in Need" - such a wonderful cause. This shop looks delightful. Love all the pretty tea items.

Happy November, and Yes, send us your rain.


Barbara Fisher said...

Little Man does look tired, but he obviously did brilliantly as did you at the fair, well done to both of you!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

What a wonderful place x