On Sunday there was a Christmas Fair in the Mayow Park community gardens. These gardens are somewhat hidden but more and more people are discovering them. It's an absolutely amazing space, run by a team of volunteers that keep the place really special. There are seasonal vegetables, flowers, green houses and a little hut where you can pop in with kids to do some crafting and painting. Next year there are a kids club and a nature watch club starting.
It's just there for people to use and enjoy and it doesn't actually cost anything!!! Of course, donations in terms of wood, soil, seeds and labour are greatly appreciated. I had done some crafting with the 'urban stitch' ladies and we were selling the Christmas decorations we had made previously. There was a stall selling fantastic felted crafts and I bought a fairy for Clara. If I hadn't run out of money I would have bought some felted gnomes for our seasonal table too...
samples of Christmas decorations from 'Urban Stitch'. First time I ever sold anything I had made. What a thrill.
See the ring made of wicker above. That's now hangs beautifully over our fireplace! and any Carlsson may notice the tablecloth! It came to good use displaying wooden christmas decorations.
Alvar stoking the fire.....very very exciting! We all smelled of wood smoke when we came home. Fantastic!
It was a beautiful day, blue skies and sunshine, cold and crisp air. Perfect day really for sitting around a fire, drinking coffee, chatting and supporting your local community garden.