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the famous watercress beds of ewelme

I went to a fete at the weekend, in the village of Ewelme in Oxfordshire. As ever, the best thing about the fete was the excellent prize winning veg. Here are the best carrots and the best runner beans.

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the best carrots in both the 'short' and 'long' classes

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lots of beans

Ewelme is famous for its watercress beds, although there was no watercress on show in the championship marquee. Shame.

the heat is on

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Mark Frith (Chief Editor at heat magazine) must have been to a good selection posh parties and rubbed shoulders with a few stars this summer so we were pleasantly surprised when we saw he named our village fete as his favourite highlight of the summer so far.

After the pinnacles of this and our mention in Grazia magazine our Claire (who looks after all things press like) is having a bit off time off now. She's gone to have a little baby actually, but she can have it knowing that she helped us to get into two of the Nation's grandest magazines.

getting ugly

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one of the winners

Our friends at Method brought some ugliness to our big fete. Specifically, they created a “gurning against dirty” booth, which linked their friendly cleaning stuff to people pulling ugly faces (in a good way). You can see one of the winners above.

Check out more gurners at their gurning flickr group and if you're new to gurning, read more about it on Wikipedia.

some more fete photos

We're still finding it hard to get bored of photos from the fete. It's probably the memories they bring back. Here are some more that we really like by our Jenny's Pete. Cheers Pete, great shots.

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Keep uploading yours to our flickr group. We've got over 1,300 now.