Saturday was the highlight of the year for our local community, when shops, businesses and community groups the entire length of the road take part in the annual Winter Fair. In previous years we've walked along the whole road visiting different venues along the way but this year we decided to stay at our Housing Co-op, which was hosting stalls and performances throughout the day. We'd arranged to hold a secondhand book stall and Sunnyboy's Nana, Duba and Nozy all helped out with that. It was a fantastic day and we had lots of fun while also selling lots of books at the same time.
First to perform were the Morris Men with their bells, handkerchiefs and sticks. Sunnyboy has enjoyed watching Morris dancing since his first Winter Fair at three months old, when they made him smile and laugh.
The Ladies Riot were performing too,
and the Molly Dancers.
We saw a little bit of the rest of the Fair at lunch-time when Sunnyboy, Duba and me walked down to the Baptist church for lunch at their Winter Fair cafe.
On the way back from lunch we came across The Sonic Manipulator (who we first saw in the summer at the festival we took to Necessary Room).
Back at the Co-op the Samba Band had arrived.
Sunnyboy found it all a bit noisy so decided to go with his Nana for her lunch break and headed off back to the Baptist church cafe with her. They stayed to take part in some of the children's activities and Sunnyboy returned with a lovely homemade bookmark that we've hung up in our living room as our first winter decoration.
At the Co-op the entertainment continued until after dark and then we packed up our stall and went home to play with Sunnyboy's new balloons.
The view from our book stall
The bubble machine
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