With Nigel away embracing the pleasures of Sunny Bude, and peace and tranquillity ensuing, I thought I might as well take myself off to the village Autumn Fair, a new venture for the church across the road ……
I have to admit, it was rather quiet, and I know it’s probably not quite in the right spirit, but I rather hoped that it boded well for my finding a few bargains before anyone else noticed there was something going on.
And perhaps the chances of my winning the odd prize or two would be a little more stacked in my favour, though I very much appreciate the excitement of a bottle tombola, I have yet to win more than a bottle of tomato ketchup!
So I decided that I might do better on the “Prize Every Ticket” stall instead, after all, I was guaranteed a win!!!
I drew out No.22, and was handed a small, interesting parcel which I decided to open when I got home to prolong the anticipation!!!!
I felt that my luck was now on a roll, and also partook in the raffle to win a very ample chocolate hamper, the contents of which would certainly not go unappreciated Chez Castle Greysquirrel, and will await the phone call to say I have won!!!
And finally, I thought I would take a scone or two home for tea for Darrell and I, served with, perhaps, some strawberry jam and squirty cream, a far cry from the Cornish clotted cream Nigel is no doubt enjoying, but an autumnal treat nevertheless. I think the real winner on the day however was our beloved little Iris, as I was able to find a huge pile of new books and jigsaws for her, something new to take down to Evesham for her this week. I am particularly looking forward to hearing how Darrell tackles reading Iris “Madame Prudente” particularly as it is written in French.