Last year’s BloxFest (my old village’s May festival of stalls, food, crafts and 3 stages of music in 3 of the village pubs) was great fun, and packed out due to the great weather. This year the weather’s cold and a bit grey with a few rain showers and not a lot of sun.
We managed without the pushchair too which was impressive for N as there’s quite a few slight hills and to-ing and fro-ing from pub to pub and then back to the car afterwards. Because we were due to swimming we arrived early, so not much was going on and there weren’t many people around.
We bought some nice bread from the local deli stall, N chose some homemade chocolate marshmallows, and we meandered round watching the potter and the wall building, and checking out the other stalls.
Unfortunately not much was going on as we arrived early, but N loved watching the morris dancers (couldn’t stop staring, but then that’s not surprising given morris dancers do look a bit odd). We also hung around to wait and see the Rock Academy band and choir.
As N loves rock, he was enthralled by seeing the teenage band playing Black Sabbath, and then enjoyed watching the adult choir afterwards. We caught up with some friends we’d bumped into as well, but with the weather not being very warm and looking like rain, we didn’t hang around long. Disappointingly, there’s not a lot for kids at these events. They do have a street party lunch that you can book the children onto, but no other activities like there would be at a fete. Having said that, if the weather had been better, I’m sure N would have loved sitting in one of the beer gardens watching the bands playing.