Tuesday, July 12

...and there's more....about the garden party!

One of the things that we, that is the potter and myself, really like about these days, is how they bring together all the different parts of the local community.


So the young sit with the old...


....potters chat with painters...



....old friends find time to share their news...



... other long unseen friends turn up out of the blue...



...while new friends find a place to get to know one another....!

The stalls fill up with punters and the selling gets going.


...books....


...plants...always looked after by George, who wins the medals in the local gardening competitions...


...and Isabelle on her tombola table....


...the John Lennon in the back row of the paintings was snapped up very quickly !....


....Shannon looks after Kate's paintings and sells them all...
.... which encouraged her lots....
...behind is great friend Joan who knits in front of the "box" all winter to provide a knitty stall...
...and make lots of money!....


...even the local cat gets in on the act!....


...queues form in an orderly british line for teas, coffees and cake!...


...and the "Abba Girls" wait for their cue in the back room...


...Esther and her best friend sing "Adele"...and I'm amazed at her confidence and thrilled at another singer in the family!....


...local poet, Pat recited two very moving works...that was a first for the garden bashes....


...and  an old friend waits his turn in the music tent....


...Helen is a local professional musician who very generously gave us two sessions during the afternoon...
...great voice and writes her own stuff...


.... people gathered around to hear her perform...




...well!    guess who won the siberian tiger and cub......
..yes...it's your's!....



Everywhere Kate and friends!
Of course.

The day ended at around 5 p.m. and we counted up our takings.
From mainly cake!.....
£700 or so!

Oh and two very tired legs on your's truly!

4 comments:

  1. Great collection. They really conveyed a wonderful atmosphere. Next best to being there, I guess! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. thankyou Dave...it was worth doing although there were times when I cursed myself for suggesting it 6 months ago! fear and trembling...good for the soul!

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  3. Wonderful work! I really enjoyed getting to see your Garden Party shots too.
    Cats are so opportunistic, aren't they? Always right in there when willing hands are around for petting.

    Kat

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  4. Cats are wonderful and terrible! This one clawed a child during the afternoon quite badly! My last cat was similar...very gorgeous and very macho! thanks Kat!

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