Sunday, 6 July 2014

A Summer Village Fete

One thing I absolutely love about small-town (Or should I say small village!) life is the community. I absolutely love strolling around and knowing folks and being able to smile and wave and watch peoples lives twinkle away next to my own like little stars in a cosy section of the milky way. The local seasonal fetes are another of my favourite aspects! from the Christmas fair in the village hall where you can drink home made mulled wine and buy crafts made by Mrs-whats-her-name-over-the-road to the An-Gof heritage evening where the locals put on plays that illustrate the lives of influential Cornish people/myths. 
It's that time of year... for one of my favourites! The church village fete! Last year, it was held in Georges grandparents enormous and beautiful back garden and was so pretty adorned with bunting, stalls and raffles :) This year it was in a different back garden and was a little less busy due to advertising, but we headed over to support the community and take my brand new Nikon D610 for a spin! :D Today I made an effort and dressed for the occasion wearing a summery lilac frock that was given to my by one of my best friends!
Just a warning, this is quite a photo heavy post! :)

George enjoying a game of croquet with the chaps 

This dress I absolutely love! It's one of my favourites but normally I spend my time running about in fields, woodlands and sandy beaches with my poochie Milly, so I don't often get the chance to wear nice things when I'm home in Cornwall! It has extra sentimental value because my lovely friend Jessica (author of the Jessica Ce-Ce fashion blog) gave it to me as a gift, and originally its a Miss Selfridge find! (Building up quite a collection of their wonderful dresses now) :3

This was my find of the day! I absolutely love boats and I've had one just like this in my sights for quite a while but been unable to find "the perfect boat". I was so thrilled when Georges Granny came back from the village fete later on in the afternoon when we were at their house taking a shift at looking after Great Granddad with it tucked under her arm (I had told her all about it) and presented it with a big smile as an early birthday present!

We took the short cute to Georges grandparents house in Laddenvean through the little woodland! I'm so pleased with the new F/1.4 50mm lens! I've never been able to take such bright  lovely photo's in dappled light before ^_^

They have a little stream at the bottom of the garden 

With a bridge to swing on! 

We had a super lovely afternoon that ended in a big yummy chicken pie dinner with the family :) The next community event is the showing of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" on the projector at Porthallow village hall. It's a super little film! George hasn't seen it yet and has been on about it for a while, so no doubt we'll go down with his family and enjoy a movie night in the pretty little fishing village! The last one we saw together at Porthallow was Disney's Brave and what other little make-shift cinema only charges 10p for snacks and is filled with mostly people you know? Until the next time!



  1. That dress looks so much nicer on you than it ever did on me! :P

    1. I'm sure that's not the case but big thankyous and hugs :) I love it so much! ♥

  2. Oh wow, this post served me a heavy dose of on earth did I ever forget about summer fetes and fairs? I don't think I've attended one since I was around 10...and that was nearly 16 years ago!

    Sarah, your blog is wonderful. It is actually the push I needed to start budgeting properly and get some flippin' driving lessons so I can stop relying on rubbish public transport and start having some proper adventures!

    1. I know the feeling! I had totally forgotten about village fetes and always took them for granted until I joined George's village and now I'm all up in the community vibes :P I absolutely love it ^_^

      I'm so pleased you like my blog! :D It really means a lot since it was originally just a silly, fun journal type thing for my nan and dad to read whilst I was away ^_^

      I was always reluctant to take driving lessons but I couldn't be without my car now :) it's a great investment (albeit a money drain) but the freedom it gives you to explore the wonderful island we have is worth every penny :)



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