Thoughts from August 2007

the innocent village fete day two

Blue skies and sunshine for the second day running. How lucky are we? Someone must have had a word with Michael Fish. Here are some of the many highlights from Sunday...


People enjoying the shade. Thank you trees.


Even more bunting making with the Girl Guides.


People dropping by for a stitch or two in our knitting tent.


Cheerleaders reaching for the skies on the village green.

Dog agility by persuasion on the village green.


Sack races in the sunshine.

A very high standard of alfresco dancing.

And our drinks continued to prove a popular attraction...




the innocent village fete day one


We were blessed with sunshine and blue skies today for the first day of our big village fete in Regent's Park. Here are just some of the highlights so far...


People enjoying the sunshine. There was a lot of it.


Bunting making with the Girl Guides.


Duck herding.


Rolly pollies on the village green during the Gymnastics workshop.


A Town Crier testing the dog agility course.

Lots of Morris dancing throughout the day.


Lovely flower arranging by our Aliana's sister.

Adem playing 'God Only Knows What I'd Be Without You' on the acoustic stage on a very small guitar in that nice t-shirt with two red circles and two green rectangles again. What are those small guitars actually called?

The William Fairey Band working the hay barn crowd into a frenzy with their brass band versions of acid house classics. They are probably the only brass band in the country to get this kind of reaction on a Saturday afternoon at a fete I imagine.


Plus our smoothies were very popular which was a relief.

Oh and I spotted Louis Theroux wandering around. Appreciating the stranger bits probably.

go betty

It was with great excitement this morning that we headed off to the south bank to see a bit of GMTV being filmed. Betty, who is running the dog agility spot at the Village Fete tomorrow was telling Keith 'Cheggers' Chegwin all about mans best friend, and Cheggers even got to have a go taking Jessie round the course. He didn't do very well apparently, so Betty made him eat a dog biscuit.





say hello to august


It hardly seems like yesterday that we first introduced you to our smoothie of the month for January, and now here we are in August with our eighth ever smoothie of the month. What a journey it has been.

In keeping with our monthly theme, and as you'd fully expect, our August smoothie is a light and summery mix of peaches and purple passion fruits, perfect for the long hot days we've all been patiently waiting for. Knot a handkerchief, roll up your trousers and sit back in a deckchair with a bottle for a limited time only. Just like the weather.