There was something for absolutely everyone at our Fun Day. Even we old curmudgeons had a taste of Mozart and Wagner from the eclectic mix Anna put on to CD to fill the gaps and give verve to the occasion. But I was happy to cede the sound waves to Megan and Andy:
They have a gig at 8pm on 7th September at 8pm at The Old Anchor, Abingdon and if I were you, I’d try to be there. I think I know real talent when I see it.
In fact, in order to see what was happening at the mike, (I just can’t write mic!) I was compelled to leap up from my excellent chicken Madras, courtesy of Bangla Kitchen . . .
and on my return was joined by Jenny and Bede with whom I’d corresponded for a while, but never really met:
But they reminded me of the terrific community we have in Dean Court, all keen to get our centre up and running and to contribute skills and bring real joy to people.
There was John Blackie promoting the B4044 Community Path; offering £5 to anyone who could get to the end of the course safely (a bit like walking or cycling along the B4044?) so Parish Council Chairman Brian Stops decided to give it a go:
But he clearly didn’t have the concentration required, unlike DCCA Chair Anna Pearson . . .
Who negotiated the obstacles successfully . . .
. . . and won £5! Then our DCCCA IT expert Brian had a try:
And he did it too!
But it certainly wasn’t as easy as getting support for the Community Path project:
Next door, there were hard bargains to be driven at the £1 shop:
And adorable baby guinea pigs to be petted, carefully overseen by Kirsty:
There was relaxing massage by Esther:
And less relaxing Zumba led by human dynamo George Martini . . .
. . . which was enjoyed by all ages!
Or if Zumba wasn’t your thing, there were good conversations to be had in the tea tent:
And how lovely to find a restaurant where your hairy friends are welcome!
There was a craft tent where Magdalena helped children make peg dollies and aeroplanes:
and, whilst in charge of bric-a-brac, Kate demonstrated her multi-tasking skills by making one-size-fits-all hat for winter:
which, having bought one, I can confirm is the case. (The one-size-fits all bit, that is – and they’re beautifully soft as well. You’ll probably be able to get one at our winter celebration.)
And one of the highlights of the day was the Human Fruit Machine, managed by Emma with her glamorous assistant Amanda (out of the picture – sorry!) The reels in the “machine” were Daniel, Jonny and Adam, and our first winner was Katherine:
The final live act was a perfect end to the festivities: Margaret playing the Paraguayan Harp:
And after a truly lovely day, some of the team enjoyed more of Bangla Kitchen’s fabulous curry and a glass of wine:
Well, it may have been two glasses, but by then we reckoned we were oh, so very worth it!