Kit to make a bracelet
Great start you think - no - Betty did not feel well and we just made it through the workshop. I wondered why she couldn't sew a button on or thread a needle. She isn't as crafty as me but she can do the basics. Long story short, sick on the stand of York Race Course, then half an hour - at least on the floor in the toilet - not attractive - she was grateful that the toilets were immaculate although she did say she felt so ill she would have lay her head down in the scruffiest of holes. We then tried to get her outside - disaster - just heading for the lift as she could hardly walk and low and behold she was sick in a bin - just next to the Vintage Beauty Parlour. Luckily K and I shielded her well with our bodies and my large green cardi and I really don't think anyone saw. In fact I don't think they did because one couple started to get out their picnic about a metre away from us - I told them out of politeness but they carried on regardless. I was gutted. Because she was poorly but also because it looked sooooo good. Betty declared that she felt much better and she was sure after a sleep in the car she would be fine. Her Dad took her to Vera the Volvo and we went back to the fair.
It was great.
There was a skiffle band, lots of stalls, lindy hoppers (you could join in if you wished - I was not brave enough but I would love a go).
The Band - didn't get their name
A bit of vintage dancing (sorry about the photos not sure what's happened)
Lots of folk dressed up for the occasion and were happy to have their photos taken. I really loved the dungarees and spotty blouse outfit - probably because it was what I would wear.
The cafe was serving tea and cakes from what I could see. It was packed out and I am sure it took the organisers by surprise.
Outside were vintage cars from various eras with was right up K's street.
Although K does love to look around fairs his taste is quite different to mine. He likes Marcel Bruer, Dieter Rams and Lubs. More stylised than my tastes but that's good - ish. We are now in conflict about whether the top to the dresser may return into the house from the garage - think i'm winning - only just.
We met a lovely family all dressed up in 1940's outfits, Granny, Grandpa, Mum and three children. The children told me their Daddy was at work and had missed out. Baby was in a vintage Silver Cross pram - so cute. (I have more photo's but am having trouble getting them downloaded) - someone - Nellie - has changed the settings on the camera and I didn't know.
Anyhow Betty was indeed Ok - the course of her woes Mrs P (code for period pains). Yuk she has always been like this but now she is older she is normally on top of it with pain killers etc. This time caught her out. As she was recovered and her face was no longer green we went for a good ole stroll around York. The sun was out so it was really busy but it made a change the last three times we have been its either been freezing cold or chucking it down.
We had a picnic near the Minster School, strolled around the outside of the Minster, had a brisk walk around the shops and then RAN to see Cath. Oh yeah the CK shop in York is a good one.
Betty bought herself a new bag and I got new plimsolls, one is never too old for plimsolls specially when they are navy blue and covered with stars.
Oh yeah a good day indeed.!!!!