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40 Fest Celebrating life in the slow lane !

August 11, 2012

This time last weekend I was in a field in Brailes, Warwickshire, celebrating three friends reaching the grand old age of 40 ! The activities kicked off with a rocking cake judging competition. The three girls took appearance, decoration and of course taste into consideration.. as we all did after the judging was over. It’s tough and hungry work being a judge, and I thought they all deserved a prize just for being fabulously tasty chocolatey deserts for the taking !

The girls had organised a wonderful line up of events including, friendly DJ’s and two superb bands who came and serenaded us into the wee hours.

There was everything we needed onsite. A village hall for the Olympic watchers and for when it rained, a huge cricket ground to pitch our tents on. A hog roast, and tons of food and great people to spend the time with. These were some of our views over the long weekend.

There were big kids and little kids (not always sure which were which), zombie games and far, far too many guns to not get hit by the odd whizzing soft bullet.

There were Pandas with panache and adults who just amused themselves for hours by folding tents.

We did a short walk to Brailes Village. Past the well organised allotments.

Ending up at St. George’s Church. Who for some odd reason used to like ringing their church bells at 4am, and camping nearby, you realise the outside world is suddenly your bedroom lol.

I really liked this village stained glass window and the cheeky grinning grotesque. Many thanks to the lovely staff of the Brailes Village Hall and especially to Jo, Kara and Melanie (and partners) for all their hard work in making such an amazing weekend event happen.

I’m already looking forward to the joint 50th !

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Wallace permalink
    August 15, 2012 9:01 am

    All your visits of beautiful English villages and churches might inspire some new drawings. I’m thinking of the wood carvings and gargoyles ??

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