Sunday, 2 May 2010

Totnes away day at V&H, Chipping Sodbury!

Saturday was one of those lovely days which you spend ages looking forward to and then turns out to be every bit as much fun as you had hoped!

Mr Fixit and I accompanied by Lidi (who helps me in the shop) and her partner travelled up the M5 leaving Devon clouds and showers behind and arriving to find Gloucestershire sunshine ... all as planned.

What an enlightened council ... Chipping Sodbury has plentiful free, yes free parking!! Even on a busy Saturday it was easy to park. Thank you Chipping Sodbury:)

The town hall was filled, in equal measures, with vintage and handmade goodies, familiar faces and wonderful cakes! So pleased that my latest diet (a fruit & veg. detox) wasn't due to start until today. Even then I had to give Mr Fixit three quarters of my choc. cake which he nobly munched (the things they do for love)! Our joint congratulations to the maker of that tall, squidgy, death by chocolatey cake. Gold medal to you:)

Anyway, as usual, I digress. We both bought lots of lovely treats and I had the opportunity to catch up with friends. Sad to say, I was having a bit of camera trouble and the usual 'flash free' pics weren't turning out well and the flash was a bit dazzling for folk. Apologies to Jane for dazzling her. Anyway, here's nine OK shots of goodies and apologies to anyone I've missed.


  1. It was lovely to see you there!

    So glad you enjoyed it & hope to see you in July when we are having a couple of away days.


  2. I had no idea you were there Lesley, it was that busy!!!

    The chocolate cake came via me. My wonderful cake maker Carol made it as I know my limitations!! I am not eating cake at the moment and could see it was one for sharing!

  3. I can't stand it anymore! I am in deep depression. This is the umpteenth post I've read tonight about that fabulous V & H show and I'm so envious. So many gorgeous things and you all seem to have had a fab time. I will have to console myself with a drink and a large piece of gooey chocolate cake, shame!! Glad it all went well.

  4. Oh Lesley, I was so looking forward to seeing you but I think I must have missed you ... or was I frightfully rude and not realise who you were ... surely not!

    Glad you had such a great day. Maybe this time when we come down to the Portscatho Fair I'll get to pop in to see you ... hope so.

    Sue x

  5. Always lovely to see you Lesley and really appreciate the miles you cover to come to our fairs..
    Hope the little lady with the brolly is making herself at home.

    Will come and see you on our next jaunt to Devon.

    Michele x

  6. Well, I know who your are and it was lovely to see you and your other half!! I bet you had a wonderful time and bought lots of lovely things!!
    Will call in on Friday!!;-)

  7. Hi Lesley
    I know how tricky it can be to get a day away from a shop, I am so glad that you had a lovely day.
    I agree with you on the free parking, although you don't do too badly in the South West for charges, you should see how much an hour costs up here. My Mum and I only park in streets that have no restrictions and then walk the rest of the way into town, it is our own small protest!
    I hope that the sun has come out now?

  8. Hi Lesley - lovely to see you - glad you had such a good time...Loved your photo of Christine and Gertie - if thats not the perfect advertisement for the V&H fair, then I don't know what is!

    I hope to get down to our beloved Devon very soon and will pop in and see you if its at all possible...
    Have a great week,

  9. I didn't get to see you! It was a great day wasn't it? Hope you can make it to mine, 22nd May @ Exeter Phoenix.
    See you soon :)

  10. What a teasure trove! xx