Thursday, 1 April 2010

Fairs and Markets!

Just wanted to let you know that the fair in Brentwood went really well. I didn't get much sleep the night before as ironically I was worrying about if I'd get enough sleep! Does that make sense?!! It was held on the day the clocks went forward which meant getting up ridiculously early ( 4am became 5am to leave at 6am!). I travelled down with my friend Emmie who helped me set up. It was quite a big fair with about 60 stalls. It also had vintage hairdressers, make up artists, DJ and cafe. The stalls were great, all authentic vintage with lots of 1950s ( my favourite era). I took some photos on my phone ( which I am just getting used to ) so excuse the poor quality. The crowd shot was taken upstairs looking down. I was super pleased to find out I won best stand award and had a fantastic day!

The day after the fair was my husbands birthday and we finally got around to seeing Avatar in 3D. I wasn't sure if it would be my kind of thing but I did really enjoy it. Then on Wednesday I went off to Southwold to set up at stall at the Buddha market. I will have a stall until 18th April. The Exhibition Hall where it is held has just been sold to a property developer so I'm not sure if this will be the last one or if the organisers will find a new venue. I took a quick walk down to the seafront and took some photos of the huge churning waves. The best surf I'd ever seen in Suffolk but not exactly enticing! I love Southwold, it is my idea of a perfect little seaside town.

Next it's time to prepare for the Woodbridge market this weekend. At the moment the weather forecast is looking pretty bad - but I am hoping it will be a few minor showers rather than a continuous downpour. It will be nice to meet some fellow bloggers too! I am actually also going to be fundraising and have a collection tin in aid of the East Anglian Childrens Hospice. One of the families at the school use their service regularly and wanted some help to raise funds. Hope you all have a great Easter!


  1. Congratulations on winning the best stand award at Brentwood. Those property developers rear their ugly heads everywhere. I hope Southwold doesn't change too much, I love it there.

    Shirl x

  2. Glad Brentwood went well, I didn't manage to get there as after finishing my fairy party I was suffering from splitting head but glad to hear it went well and congratulations on winning best stand!!

    Just off to send you an email about an event which might be good for you!
    Kerry x

  3. Ok I'm being dense can't work out how to email you from here. Can you let me have your email mine is


  4. Hoping for showers on Saturday rather than downpour! Is the Buddha market on every day? I haven't heard of it before. (Sorry to tell you that its venue is going to be turned into a house - I have my sources of information!)