Last weekend we went to our first summer fete of the year. Miss Froo’s Rainbow pack (I think they are called a pack!) entered crowns fit for a Disney Princess into the 6 and 7 year old craft categories of the Radley Village Flower Show and Fete but she missed the day they decorated crowns from pre-cut templates so made her own.
It is one of those proper English things where all the entries have to be in their places by 10.30 for the judging then the public are allowed in at 1pm once the judging has been done.
Despite the jewel at the top getting lost somewhere along the journey, hers won first prize in her age group. She won a whole shiny pound coin in a little envelope!
There were other craft sections, with patchwork, smocking, garments, knitting and crochet, animals made from a toilet roll and a handmade oar! Then there were photos, paper crafts, floral arrangements, cakes, cheese straws, quiches, eggs, vegetables, cacti, roses and foliage.
The prize giving at the end took nearly half an hour as there were so many great entries and many won trophies of all different sizes, all named after either long standing or fondly remembered members of the local community. Outside there were stalls and the ever important barbecue so the menfolk had their bellies filled with good meat. All in all it was a lovely way to spend a summer’s afternoon.