Yesterday (Sunday) it was our village country show. We always look forward to gping there, it is a chance to relax and see old friends.
I asked my son if he would like to go there with me, but he didn't want to go out as it was getting too warm for him, the heat made him feel very prickly and poorly because of his skin condition.
Hubby said he would like a walk with me, if we just take it steady and rest at regular intervals on a bench. (He is still waiting for an operation) so I was happy with that and agreed to take it carefully!
We set off late morning. I wore my old blue denim dress with white denim jacket, floppy white hat and white sandals. The weather was beautiful and very warm.
Coachloads of visitors had arrived from the neighbouring villages and disembarked outside the park, as we passed the gate. There were lots of parents with children, who were begging their parents to go on the carousel rides!
The park, was where the main events were taking place, lots of stalls, activities and food venues were easily found, although there were various other plsces too, where things happening, All within easy walking distance, nearby or on the Market Place.
The tannoy system was announcing the upcoming programme of events for the day. Jolly Music was playing from loud speakers and people seemed cautiously optimistic, as they browsed and moved about between the stalls. We saw some people we know from our street and stopped to chat.
There was the announcement for the fun dog show, the vintage car race around the village road circuit, charity stalls selling cakes and home baking, the various traders selling their wares, and roundabout rides for the children and a ride on a real fire engine!
After browsing the stalls I finally only bought a cream sponge cake, homemade scones from one of the stalls and we had an ice cream each. I was almost tempted to buy a hot dog but I managed to resist!
We finished walking the whole circuit of the park walking steadily around the park. From here we left the park, crossed over to cemetery lane, and onto the footpath leading out to the fields.
The fields were full of golden wheat that would soon be ready to be harvested. Tractors were getting moving up and down in the top field. Unfortunately everything looked so dry, as there had not been any significant rainfall lately!
In one field were a flock of rare breed sheep, they looked hot, but I was glad to see their water trough was full of fresh clean water.
There were horses in the field, some ponies and some larger breeds. The next field had cows, mostly redish brown cows who were munching on the grass.
Many visitors were also walking, stretching their legs and strolling along the footpaths. Some were walking in the cool shelter of the lovely little woodland area, others were sitting in the smaller park next to the cemetery, there they were having a snack or a drink.
Continuing our walk, we passed the derelict farm building, and rested on the small broken wall for a few minutes. We had a drink of water from our water bottles, the weather was so warm and muggy, it was a little uncomfortable sitting under the sunshine.
Suddenly, as we continued walking there was a low rumbling noise, it was the sound of aeroplane engines, it was the fly past by the local RAF , of the old hurricanes and spitfire aeroplanes. The planes passed noisily right over our heads, as we waved they tilted from side to side and crissed crossed over each other before flying off, over to the big park to impress the crowds there!
When we reached the Maket place, we had unfortunately missed the end of the vintage car racing, they were just taking their last lap of honour, around the circuit of the Market place. A pity we missed it but we did see them last year, but sometimes there are some novelties! We stood and watched them all drive away back onto the main road and disappear out of the village.
We sat for a while enjoying the quietness of the empty Market place, after all the visitors had now left. Steadily we made our way home, passing the church on the corner of our street By this time we were both tired and ready for a cup of tea 🍵🍵🍰 and a slice of that home made cake we had bought earlier at the show!