When reading the local newspaper last week hubby spotted that the annual River Festival was to be held over the weekend on the River Soar.
Saturday afternoon the rain had stopped, and about time too, so we decided to take a late afternoon wander along the riverbank.
Lots of people had the same idea.
As we crossed the bridge, you could see lots of boats were moored supporting this event.
Shortly after we arrived there was a river procession by some of the boats, this was headed by 4 musicians, that was fun, the sound of the cello and the trumpet playing songs that you could tap your feet too and sing along with - all the oldies!
There was a floating tea room
A report and more pics about it here. You can see the local bands and the crowds that had gathered to picnic and enjoy.
We walked around the Eco village that was promoting healthy lifestyles with recycling and how to grow your own veggies etc. There were stalls with wood carvings and sculptures using willow and lots of natural things to buy. A huge variety of good food to eat and some craft stalls selling beautiful items - too many people at each stall to take close up pics - sorry.
DH and i treated ourselves to some handmade jubilee fudge, that didn't last long though and was yummy!
One of the narrowboats was a floating bookshop. I loved boarding that and having a browse round. I'm sure folks must have thought i was mad though as i kept humming the tune to the 1990's childrens programme Rosie and Jim all the time.
Strange how a forgotten memory can come to the forefront of your mind and you can hum a tune and remember all the words from so long ago. My children used to love that programme and had all the little story books.... mmm wonder what happened to them, Isabelle might like them ... i feel a trip up into the attic coming on for a browse round to see if we still have them lol. Please someone say you remember these rag dolls aboard the narrow boat and the troubles they got up to.
Sunday the sun was shining and DH headed off to the allotment to tend his veggies. L@@kie what he came home with..... the first sweet peas of the year, they smell heavenly.
I have stitched a little and the Summer Exchange was sent out on time, no show of that till June 30th when it is opening day. I'm stalking the postie now for mine to arrive here.
DH's hookey blanket has also had a few more rounds added to it when i was at the stitch club last night. Nothing else to show you craftwise. A lot of ladies at the moment seem to be struggling with stitching anything and i'm one of them, motivation lacking. I'm sure it'll come back.
Last time i offered a Jubilee giveaway of 3 thimbles. Only 3 poeple wanted to enter for them and i got DH to pick a winner. He chose you Lily at Making it Vintage, so if you can let me have your mailing address i'll put them in the post to you.
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