It's that time of the year where schools around the country are holding their school fetes in attempt to prise as much money as possible from parents and grannies to bolster their paltry budgets.
Thankfully it was a glorious day on Saturday for our fete and the crowds turned out in force for burgers and ice creams and a go on the bouncy castle.
I was hoping for a bric-a-brac stall or two but was to be disappointed. There was a brilliant second-hand book stall which I'd have liked to have spent ages looking through. Ruby however had other ideas, dragging me forcible to the face-painting and tin can alley, announcing loudly "urgh - books!!". Way to go Ruby with impressing your new Year One teacher...
The Old Man was quite taken with the plate smash stall, and I a little bit of me died inside every time something got blasted to smithereens. It was all I could do to hold myself back from rescuing random chintzy cups and odd saucers, although to be fair, these were leftovers from the spring jumble so they'd had their chance. The stand proved a bit hit with the dads, and for 50p they could hurl 3 balls with all their might at an array of crappy china - I was quite alarmed at the ferocity some of them displayed!
I tried my luck at the bottle tombola - having donated a cheeky bottle of red, I was hoping for something nice back in return. Trust me to manage to pull the tickets for probably the only two non-alcoholic bottles on the stand. Ame and Radox cocktail anyone?
Have you had your school fete yet? Does yours have any bric-a-brac, or have you got any good fete fundraising ideas
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