Sunday 10 July 2016

Northcote Road Summer Fete

I LOVE a fete. I really don't think there's anything better than supping Pimms, tasting food from all over the globe, breathing in that smokey sausage and cooked onion smell and getting your face painted.

(maybe that last one applied more 15 years ago...maybe)

The last time I went to a Summer fete must have been when I lived at home with my parents in Somerset and it was our teeny weeny village's annual church fete crammed full of local families, pooches, tombolas and brick a brac stalls galore! Those were the days.

So you can imagine my excitement when my friend told me about Northcote Road Summer Fete on this GLORIOUS Sunday afternoon! I had the loveliest time burning my shoulders, slurping mango lassi, tasting various brownies/blondies, vegan shampoo(!) and having a ruddy good catch up with my god sister.

About 5 minutes after taking this picture the sun was BEAMING!

Wimbledon fans out on mass!

I was clearly more concerned about the cookies...

And how many samples are technically allowed before considered rude...

This was amazing, these guys were stripping sugar cane to chew and make into energy balls/drinks etc.

This was my favourite item. The wooden Pinocchio doll. He looked so somber and in need of a home. Someone in my life needs to start making babies very soon. I need to buy these things for them!

Such a lovely afternoon mooching around. Thank the lord Ourania fed me brunch before we went otherwise I would have come back as big as a house. 

Thanks Northcote Road, see you again next year.

Betty x 

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  1. I love local summer fetes too Betty. We have a couple round here but my favourite isn't held until mid August. It's a local agicutural show with animals galore, loads of tents (we probably need them up here in Yorkshire) full of flower displays, baking competitions etc and more food than you can shake a stick at.
    Angela x
    PS Pinocchio is so cute, you should have adopted him ;-)

    1. Ooo that sounds amazing, down in Somerset we have something that sounds like that called The Bath and West Show with loads of animal competitions and the most insane food stalls with proper local grub. I miss living in the countryside! Isn't Pinocchio lovely! I wish I could have justified buying him! Xxxx

  2. Looks like such a cute fete!! Perfect with great weather!
    a life of a charlotte


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