River Cottage Spring Food Fair
27/05/2015 § 6 Comments
At the weekend a mini convoy travelled west to Devon, for the River Cottage Spring Fair at RCHQ just outside Lyme Regis. My estate car was packed to the rafters with my stand and stock, my friend followed with the dogs and our supplies – plus a few cushions that I couldn’t fit in! I wasn’t sure what to expect but I had no need to worry – it was brilliant!
I used those brilliant table covers that look like granny square crochet that I bought a few weeks ago. I’d even hooked up some yarny cushions and stitched lots of freehand embroidered cushions featuring hens, retro caravans and of course … Flora Puddleduck! All those quilts that I’d worked so hard to complete last year, for the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market came along and I was really pleased with how it looked.
On Saturday, the weather was amazing – hot, hot sunshine in the afternoon and the Sunday morning sunrise was awesome.
Sunday was cooler and a bit misty on occasions, but everyone who’d bought a ticket came along and enjoyed the demos, stalls and delights. People had travelled right across the UK to attend – indeed some people had travelled right across the world to be there. It was amazing to meet such a great crowd at such a tremendous event. There’s another fair in August, so keep a look out for tickets.
We fitted in a bit of jaunting on Monday, a welcome day to recover from the fair and visit the Donkey Sanctuary (sadly I’d left my camera behind, so this is a DS photo). What an amazing place to visit – I’ve never seen so many donkeys and they’re all such characters. I’d love to rehome a couple in the future – if and when I finally end up in a cottage with a paddock attached!
We had a lovely day touring around the beautiful countryside, little villages and Lyme Regis was quite magical in the evening light …
Were you there at RC? What did you think of it?
It’s done me good to be away and do a 2-day event – my first and hopefully not my last! After last October, I did wonder whether I’d want to pick up my patchwork again, let alone get out there and organise everything for an event. It was a challenge and I loved every minute!
What did you get up to at the weekend? I’ve arrived home to find the first roses in bloom, the foxgloves have grown about a foot and the runner beans have 2 leaves each! This morning I made another little alpine/succulent garden that I’ll show you next time – prepare for a wander around the garden, with me and Flora!
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