Sunday, 4 December 2016

There are Christmas Fayres and then there are Christmas Fayres

Saturday at 11am we strolled round the corner to the Catholic Primary school for their Christmas Fayre and 5 minutes later we strolled home again as there was almost nothing there. A few games for children, someone selling Avon and someone else selling Usbourne books and that was about it and hardly any people.

At 1.45 we strolled half a mile round 5 corners to go to Castle Hill Church for another Christmas Fayre. It was packed loads of stalls and people
and there was a room with tables covered with BOOKS............ Oh great joy

Colin came home with a fruit cake and I came home with these
I'm not a great jewellery fan, rings yes all the time, necklaces rarely. But I just loved the different stones in this. I need to find a new shorter chain with a clasp to be able to wear it as this one doesn't undo and it's too long unless you are totally flat chested!
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm is another British Library Crime Classic, one of the few that the library haven't got. ( I filled in the suggestion form  for several  a couple of months ago but forgot this one).
50p for the book and £1 for the necklace, a nice walk home for tea and cake and all is well with my world๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Back Soon
Sue



17 comments:

  1. I went to one last night. Blazing hot sunshine in Australia and inflatable Santa and a bunch of tawdry crap. Still it was a lovely walk, gorgeous venue. Carols by Candlelight is the thing I really love.

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  2. I wish you were nearer! Our fayre went well, lots of lovely books and inexpensive crafts and gifts. The refreshments and cake stall well patronised, and hands on FREE craft activities for kids were particularly popular

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  3. So pleased you are having lovely days out. Agree about the standard at the Christmas do's. Our monthly coffee morning doesn't have many stalls but everybody makes an effort. The church had a food of the world evening last week (we didn't go as we are not keen on going out in the evenings). It was a sell out and they made £890!!

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  4. Nice finds! I have been able to get necklaces altered for very little at a bead shop. This one could have part of the chain removed and a clasp added for very little I would think.

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  5. It does look a bit bare, doesn't it. Glad you found some books to browse.

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  6. I was not able to go to ours yesterday but it is always very expensive due to the type of traders, never any bargains. I think you got a real bargain with that necklace, they look like agates or moonstones, tiger's eye and snowflake obsidian from the photo, none of which come cheap when new.

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  7. Nothing to do with buying things, but that church looks like a very nice building.

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    1. It's huge and fairly modern. It's on a road on the estate that we hadn't been to before as it's not on the way anywhere so we hadn't seen it before.

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  8. Oh dear. Sorry the first one wasn't as good as you hoped but the second one looks great and you got a couple things. It was an afternoon out. Mum's church had theirs the other week and she said it went well - was quite busy. She was happy because she actually won something - a rarity for her especially as it was a ten pound gc that she could use at several places.

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    1. I wonder which church is your Mums - have we missed a sale that we didn't know about?!

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  9. Glad you got some nice things at the second fair, and it's good to hear Col is out and about with you. Unfortunately, we don't get to go to any fayres, as they're usually on Saturdays, OH is at work then and I have no transport :(

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  10. A couple of good buys at that 2nd Fair and what a shame about the first one. Perhaps all the stalls had decided on Fair No. 2.

    Enjoy the book and glad that Col was up to accompanying you.

    I'd have liked to go to the Christmas Fayre at Aberglasney this weekend, but we were manning a stall at the Militaria Fair today and in town in the opposite direction yesterday. Plus I have a feeling you have to pay to get into the house/grounds in order to get to the Fayre (just checked and it was £8.50 to get in!!!!! Ah well, I wouldn't have paid that.

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    1. That's a bit mean for the stallholders at Aberglasney if everyone has to pay that much to get in then they wouldn't have so much to spend at the stalls.

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  11. Just a note to say that I will be thinking of you this week and hope that the oncology nurse answers all your questions when you see her/him. More importantly I hope you remember all the questions you both want to ask and that the answers you get help to prepare you both for the next part of your treatment. You must be incredibly grateful that there is a sibling donor who is prepared to donate bone morrow for Col. Sue

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    1. Thank you, yes we are grateful and hopeful.

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  12. Around here in Oregon, there are Christmas bazaars everywhere! I've been to enough and still there are more. Many of them have items that some one has made. I'm done with my Christmas shopping as of today and two birthdays prior to Christmas as well...done! One never knows what we'll find at such places. One year good finds, another year, not so good. Glad you had a good walk about town. Now we are waiting to see if we actually get snow this week. It's so cold here this week. So different than the last two years so I'm not complaining! Happy week!
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  13. The Christmas craft fayre that I used to do in Wheatley with my lavender goodies stall was a good and varied one, lots of different stalls (but yes one Osbourne books lady) Christmas gifts of every description at pretty reasonable prices .... and best of all Lovely Hubby in the kitchen churning out teas, coffees and hot chocolate along with bacon butties and warmed mince pies with clotted cream. He used to really pull the punters in :-)

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