Thame Craft, Food and Gifts Fair was in its second year this year, and despite the fog which blanketed much of the rest of the country, we had warm enough weather that Moment in Time, in their authentic Victorian outfits, were rather to warm for comfort!
It was a great weekend: marquees full of crafts and crafting demos, not to mention gifts of all shapes and sizes and fantastic food. Christmas shopping was starting in ernest and it shows the diversity of what’s on offer when you can buy headphones for teenagers, soaps for Grandma, a rather nice wicker basket for the dog and a chainsaw carving of an owl on a stick for your mum, all within the same field!
But there was more to do than just the shopping, and the wonderful horses from Harvey’s Shires were very popular, as was the Owl Show and Birds of Prey. The ferrets also had a few well supported races, with that speedy Treacle winning again!
The chefs were cooking up a storm in the Country Kitchen area. Holly Bell, Marcus Bean, Mark Lloyd and the Crabstock boys. All very different but quite amazing and the tasters were well worth it at the end!
I have always been amazed at how busy the glass blowing demonstrations are, but never managed to stay for a whole one. At a craft show rather than a country show I had time and is was absolutely fascinating – worthy of a whole blog post to itself sometime! But please do take the time to go and watch Ed and Marg from E&M Glass next time you’re at one of our shows. Master craftmanship before your eyes! (And I was over the moon that the glass they made now has pride of place in my kitchen and is used regularly!)
So all in all a great weekend, and I really can’t wait for our Christmas extravaganze at Sandringham in a few weeks!