Monday, June 23, 2008

Quintessentially English...

...right down to the rain!

This past weekend we attended the Dunchurch Village Fete. My youngest daughter was one of the princesses (there are 2 along with Miss Dunchurch) and was part of the parade. The interesting thing about this is that 6 years ago my eldest was Miss Dunchurch..it's done on a lottery, so both my girls have been lucky.

Although the weather was the pits, the atmosphere was quite festive and I thought it just really felt as an English Fayre should do. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.



These are a couple of the cottages ..now both restaurants.




The parade...my DD2 is in that DB9...the hubby was sooooo jealous :o)




An impressive tank...




A car from a different time and place...


At the end of the parade everyone congregated on the cricket field next to the village hall.



This fellow was a brave knight in his sparkle tights :o)





Here's the DD2 (on the left) getting her certificate and plaque for being one of the princesses.





And lastly these cheeky alpacas...aren't they cute!


16 comments:

méri said...

Great, great photos, Jane. Thanks for sharing.

These kind of happennings are so good for children. I love them!

Karol-Ann said...

Lovely photos! (Love the sparkle tights LOL)

Anita said...

Love the cheeky alpacas! Thanks for the very English photos. They remind me of a trip we took with our English friends. I long to experience England all over again.

Anina said...

What fun! That knight just KILLS me! I'm pretty sure sparkly tights are a more recent invention and did not exist way back when.

Lynda said...

It looks a typically English summer event, right down to the miserable weather!

Feather on a Wire said...

I love English village fêtes. Isn't the weather just typical for an midsummer's day?

Connie W said...

Looks like lots of fun. Reminds me of a scene out of "Calendar Girls" movie although it may not be anything similar (I know very little about English village goings-on).

anne bebbington said...

I would've loved a ride in that car too

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, look at that fabulous thatched roof in the first photo! And what beautiful pictures -- it looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing -- I love to see stuff like this -- being North American bound and all LOL!

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing the day. Looks interesting. Congratulations to DD2 for her participation in the day. Lucky indeed!!

Leanne said...

Love the pics...Thanks for sharing oh I remember those damp cold english days. In my fantasy world I live on a farm with a black and white cow and an alpaca LOL.... I love them apparently in the real world they aren't that charming.

Gina said...

Gemma is so jealous that your daughter got to ride in the DB9. I prefered the tank myself.
Glad you all had a good day.

love and hugs xxx

loulee1 said...

Shame about the weather, but as you say, typically British!

Looks like you all had a good time anyway.

distelfliege said...

I just first visited your blog. I love the quilts here. And I absolutely like the pic of the knight in tights!

Mad about Craft said...

Dispite the rain it looked like you had a lot of fun!!! Love the photos of the Alpacas, they look sooooo cute.

We have a lot of village fetes in this part of Cheshire and I have bee involved in 2 of the fetes in the villages where we do Scouts, in fact they are both coming up this weekend and the following weekend. This year we are involved in the second one.

andsewitis Holly said...

Fun photos. I especially love that last one of the black alpaca. So cute! It made me laugh.