Fayre fun?

Today was the turn of the plain porridge. Yesterday I tried the apple porridge (pictured), which was also delish (lots of pieces of dried apple, a few sultanas to add some more sweetness). I added a tbs of dried cranberries and some mixed spice to the plain porridge to amp it up a bit and it was gooooooood. Well, isn’t all porridge delicious πŸ™‚

On my way home today I was closely inspecting the pavements (well, as closely as you can while driving along) to check for the level of ice. There was a mile which was clear, near home, so I piled on the layers (3 on top and bottom seem to be working although I do look like a michelin woman) , warmed up by doing step ups on the bottom stair, and carefully walked along my road over the smooth ice pavements (and road) to get to the clear stretch. I then managed just over 4 miles by going out and back twice, and then a out a little way and back at the end. Annoyingly, when I got to the first mile I looked at my Nike+ and noticed it had stopped on 2 mins, so I had to re-start it (no prob)- and then add on the time at the end.

Once home it was time for a warm shower, and vegetable and bean bake with a little bit of home-made wholemeal bread. Delish πŸ™‚

It’s the christmas fayre tomorrow so I am looking forward to helping on a stall and seeing all the children getting super excited πŸ™‚ We always have a chocolate tombola which is always so popular, and we also have a cute secret present room where children can go in, get a present for mum and/or dad, and wrap it, so the parents will actually get a surprise from the children come christmas- it is so sweet to see the things they choose. They alsoΒ doΒ fun christmas crafts like making paper chains. I used to love making paper chains- we used to buy the strips of gummed paper so they only needed to be dampened to stick. Β So, fave stall or fave christmas activity?

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11 thoughts on “Fayre fun?”

  1. HOW did you find clear roads??? I wished I lived where you live right now! Not a clear patch in sight ANYWHERE near where I live sadly!
    My favourite Christmas stall is definitely the raffle, because I won a portable DVD player there once when I was a kid! πŸ˜€
    Have fun!

    1. The raffle is always fun- we had a chocolate raffle this year (but I didnt win). I seem to live in a little pocket which has only had a few dustings of snow, even 10 miles away its really bad but here is fine.

  2. Aw, kids definitely make Christmas more exciting πŸ™‚ Am super impressed that you went out running too. You’re hard core girl! πŸ˜€

    My favourite Christmas activity is Christmas eve. We cook all morning, and then make mince pies and mulled wine and sit down at 3 and listen to the carol service on Radio 4. That’s when Christmas properly starts. And the drinking πŸ˜‰

  3. Yep, Christmas eve for me too. Up early to be at the supermarket before the crowds, so as to get the veg, cream etc. Then back home to spend the day cooking, usually right through until early evening when I’ll sit down for a bit and realise I’m knackered. Then once the kids are definitely asleep we fetch the presents and ‘deliver’ them under the tree for Father Christmas.

    You can’t beat the feeling of expectancy on Christmas eve. In many ways its better than the day.

  4. Ah Christmas eve is always lovely- Rob you are so right about the anticipation- I love the build up to it. Although I would not be braving the shops on christmas eve!
    Alison- love the sound of the mulled wine (always smells so good) and of course the mince pies πŸ™‚

  5. aww, you took me right back there. We used to spend hours making those paper chains!!!!! A few years ago we found some in ELC and made them with the kids but haven’t spotted any since then.
    I’m helping at the school fayre tomorrow afternoon..at least I think I am, it was all supposed to be set up on Fri eve but school was closed…..
    My favourite stall is definitely the cake stall…although a few years ago there was an amazing artist called Stephen Lee at the school fete and we ended up getting a picture commissioned for our landing……

    1. We had a guess the weight of the cake and I forgot to enter- oops!
      Gotta love a good cake stall πŸ™‚

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