We are very lucky to live in Nottinghamshire and in a village but one of the loves for me of living in a village is the annual Summer Fete.
Each year the village fete takes on a theme and this year it was Roald Dahl, with the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth, earlier in the Joshua’s school had a special day wearing a costume of one of a Roald Dahl’s character and Joshua’s choice was Fantastic Mr Fox which he loved.
Last year the weather was rather pants and we almost decided not to bother this year but with Joshua now at school and the school taking part in the march before the fete and having a stall we decided to support it and go.
Joshua donned his Fantastic Mr Fox outfit once more and walked his little legs off round the village for nearly 2 miles in what turned out to be a very warm and beautiful day (which made a change from the normal weather for this event)
With stalls aplenty, burgers and hot dogs, displays and demonstrations and tombola stands splattered everywhere one of our favourite stands was back again this year and that was the Archery stand so after an outfit change it was time to head over!
Over recent years it has been Beth that has taken on the challenge, however this year Joshua got to step up and finally have a try after having to stand on the sidelines last year and he jumped at the chance.
The bonus for Joshua was that his ‘funny’ Grandad was the one teaching him!
It was so beautiful to watch the two of them, with Grandad explaining and Joshua taking it all in.
I could have watched these two all day long, I love the fact Joshua came away feeling excited with learning archery and that it was Grandad that gave him that excitement!
For Jacob he just enjoyed the ride and the sunshine.
With the pushchair laden with tat and treasures, home made cakes and discarded jumpers I am so pleased we didn’t decide to do something else instead as this was by far one of my favourite Summer fetes.