Sunday 22 June 2014

F is for....................

Fair, Fest and Fun

Saturday afternoon a week ago, we sold at a boot fair.  We made ourselves £67 in a couple of hours.  This boot fair at Blue Anchor Somerset, is great.  The lady who runs it is very strict.  We arrived at about 12.30pm and joined the queue of cars to go onto the field.  The gates do not open until 1 o'clock on the dot, when you are then directed down the field.  We were lucky we were on an end.  We were not worried by dealers sorting through our stuff before we were able to set up properly because everyone more-or-less had the same time to set up, obviously the ones who were positioned first were able to start setting up before the last car was parked on the field, although a man from about three cars up saw Alex had records and he came to look.  The gates open for the buyers at 2pm.  When the gates opened there was a bit of a rush, some people rushed through to start at the far end of the field and work their way back to the beginning, and some people start at the beginning eventually they met on our row.  It was a hot tiring enjoyable afternoon.  We didn't go home with more than we came with either, as we stood by our car the whole time, we were not tempted to even look at the surrounding cars close to us.  I took a little picnic and when we came home via the fish and chip shop, we were surprised just how much we took as it just didn't seem that amount at the time.

Yesterday, we went to Taunton to see the Taunton Fest.  Lots of things were going on around the town.  Kayaking on the river, music, crafts and the market.  The town was hot and very crowded.  It was a nice morning though.  We had lunch out with some of the money we earned at the boot fair last week.  We decided when we got back from the boot fair we would spend the money on us this week.  

Yesterday was our wedding anniversary, and on Monday is Alex' birthday so we will do something later in the week for that too.  


  1. Sounds like a successful day!


  2. Looks like you have had a very busy couple of weekends! Happy Anniversary for yesterday - mine was on Wednesday 18th June - 26 years!!! x

  3. Well done Julie. We don't have the stamina for doing car boots any more but we used to do them.
    I always used to wish that the people who ran the boots would allow you to set up before letting in the buyers, that would be so much better.

  4. Happy Anniversary to you and a very Happy Birthday to Alex. Well done for treating yourselves. You've worked hard.
    Love from Mum

  5. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, and Happy Birthday to Alex. It's a lovely idea to spend the carboot money on yourselves. The fest looks like a good day out.

  6. Happy Anniversary wishes to you both and birthday wishes too... sounds like you have been having some lovely times.


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