Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Balloon & Kite Festival

Fairy Finesse had a great time at last weekends Essex Balloon & Kite Festival. It was with some apprehension I set off early Saturday morning to set up the fairy grotto and lay out our stall. This all should of been done on the Friday but I was beaten by the wind. Fortunately Saturday was a gorgeous sunny day and after a few hours hard work our stand looked good. We had a lovely day both selling our fairy goodies and entertaining the little ones in our fairy grotto. The day ended with a firework display and night glow of the hot air balloons.

When I arrived on site Sunday morning it was a whole different story, the wind had already damaged our grotto and we had to very hastily add extra guy ropes to it to stop further damage. All stock had to be kept inside the gazebo which was a shame but the bright colours still caught people's eye. After a busy start it soon became apparent the event was not going to be nearly as busy as the day before. The wind had meant they were unable to fly the hot air balloons, so upon hearing this visitors were turning straight back round and leaving. This was a great shame for both traders and visitors as the day didn't have the same atmosphere due to smaller numbers of people there. However we still had a lovely time and chatted to loads of new people.

These photos show just some of our fairy customers and some of the lovely fairy items they created in the grotto.

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