On Saturday I managed to get to not one, not two, but three Christmas Fairs - and all before lunch. The first one was advertised as starting at 9.30 am so I set off with plenty of time to spare to walk to the venue. Unfortunately, it was a little further away than I had realised and the route there was uphill. I arrived a little late, very puffed and a tad disorientated as the Fair was advertised as being held in the local school and I was having difficulties finding my way in. Eventually I found the right hall and wandered in. There didn't seem to be many people around so I asked if they were open yet - no, they were opening at 10.00 am!! That was fine by me as I'd spotted some very comfy-looking soft seating on the way in and was quite happy to sink down and rest my weary legs for 20 mintues or so. 'However,' said the nice lady 'you can come in now if you like.' Well, I didn't need asking twice and happily had a wonderful time picking up bits and bobs with only one other member of the public in the room at the same time - it was bliss, nobody elbowing me out the way or peering over my shoulder.
And two vintage diamante necklace and earrings sets - also 50p each. I'm going to try these on ebay as I hope they're suitable bling for Christmas, but will keep the citrine coloured earrings for myself as I really liked them (and, I now realise, have failed to take a photo of them, but they are the same as the dangly end of the necklace). I also bought a jar of homemade lemon curd for £1.00.
Later in the morning there was a Christmas Fair at one of the nearby villages which P had kindly offered to drive me to en-route to another village Fair. We arrived at the first one half an hour after it had started (which suited me just fine and worked out well with the timing for the third venue of the day) and I'd expected there to be absolutely nothing left but I came away with a very nice unopened Body Shop Gift Set for £2.00 plus a jar of homemade marmalade and one of blackberry and apple jam.
The third Fair was the one I had been looking forward to the most and it turned out to be very disappointing. I only bought some stocking fillers for my nephew - 20p each - and an extremely scrummy homemade Lemon and Ginger Cake for £2.25. Although as the cake was so delicious it was probably worth going there after all!!