There were lots of preparation afoot this weekend for a Fund Raising Barn Dance
we were holding in our village.
Over the past few months we have been raising money for a War Memorial that will be
placed next to the Church to commemorate the 11 village men who lost their lives in
both Wars and the Barn Dance was our final push to reach our target.
One of my jobs was to sort out some table arrangements and jam jars filled with a
handful of flowers seemed to be just right for the occasion.
A little bit of spotty ribbon was all that was needed to adorn the jars and then it was
off to the fields to see what the hedgerows could offer.
and some other greenery that I am unable to name !
Obviously I didn't have a lucky find with the Carnations, they were purchased as a
cheap and cheerful back up.
Flowers done and armed with bunting and tablecloths I was ready to go.
Fortunately barns aren't too hard to find round our way, and our neighbour
kindly offered his up for the evening.
After a couple of hours and with lots
of willing hands tables were put up,
flags, bunting and fairy lights were hung
and the bar was stocked.
A few evening photo's were taken before it all got a little messy
but safe to say a grand time was had by all !
There was an awful lot of promenading and dosey do-ing of partners,
lots of clapping and cheering
and the hog roast and apple sauce in homemade rolls went down an absolute treat.
Much fun was had by all.
And then Sunday was quiet,
veeerrryyyy, veeerrrryyy quiet.
After a bit of a clear up all that remained of the night before were a few jars of flowers
on various kitchen window sills around the village and a few sore heads.
The sum total of my activities for the rest of the day was to put together
a basket of Autumny loveliness for a little idea that is buzzing around in my head
I hope you all had just as much fun
doing whatever you were doing.