A farmers toast!

Let the wealthy and great, Roll in splendour and state, I envy them not i declare it, I eat my own lamb, My chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece and i wear it, I have lawns,I have bowers, I have fruits,I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer, So joyful boy's now, Here's god speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas fair..

Taken today!
Well amidst the hussel and stress of the last month, i managed just in time to be prepared for the christmas fair in the village.. it's a lovely day and one of the only days in the year when i see my neighbours and friends and isnt it always a shock how much older everyone looks for the first few minutes of meeting , and i realise it must be the same to them as well.............I'd lots of stock left from my old shop and i'd been busy doing clove oranges, and pot porri [ spelling] from the seed heads and herbs from the garden.... Nell was a waitress ! in between doing a sideline selling set's of ten pieces of folded paper and an elastic band for 10p!! the skallywag ! she did very well and i didn't hear to many complaints from people being thwaked by anonymouse wads of paper...............My brother usually has a stall but he's in Turkey this year he was missed.

I also managed to get a copy of "World without end" by Ken follet it's the sequel to " The pillars of the earth" and i've been waiting nearly 20yrs for it, but i'll wait a bit longer when i'm not stretched between two houses then i can really get to grips with it...


  1. Village fair sounds lovely and friendly. And you got a book you wanted. Sounds like a good day!!

  2. I'm really jealous. Your village fair sound lovely. I was ill and had to cancel the stall I'd arrangedd for ours, now I am all sulky! Glad you had a good day all the same.

  3. I love village fairs and wish we had more of them here. Know what you mean about everyone looking a bit older - always wonder what they are thinking about me! xx

  4. The village fair sounds lovely, I wish we had that here. Such a nice thing to do in the depths of winter. Hope the book is good!

  5. You sound like a 'half full' person so it's lovely to read your account of a good time at the village fair.
    How is Grandad? Hope he is on the mend.