So, anyway, our Christmas Fayre was held in the Village Hall yesterday.
Most of the stalls were run by various village groups like the WI and the Church. There were the usual refreshments and mulled wine with mince pies.
There were raffles and tombolas.
The gardening club had pine cones for the children to decorate (like we made for Toddler Group Tuesday this last week) and also Christmas wreathes for anyone to have a try at.
There were stalls selling jewellery and a knitted items, cards and cakes. The art group had different pieces of their art on display and for sale in the committee room where people were sitting for tea and cakes.
Santa stopped by to see the children and give them all little gifts. (The Small Person was asked if she'd like to be a helper like last year, but wasn't that keen this time. I don't think she really knew what to say to Santa standing there so long with him!)
Mr Bogert's Mum and sister stopped by with Auntie Dawn for a browse of the stalls and a cup of tea. (We're heading over to Mr Bogert's mum's for Sunday dinner tomorrow and to celebrate his sister's birthday.) We also saw plenty of neighbours and friends, including one of the Small Person's little friends, so we were able to pass on the last of her birthday invitations. We had a lovely couple of hours.
Did we win any of the raffles? No, in fact, we're really disappointed not to have won the Christmas tree, but there's always next year...!