Time for Thriplow!
Show Season is upon us; the few months of the year when every weekend is taken up with one country show or another. I love this time of year! I love bundling the children into the car with a bag full of food and sun cream (optimistic?!), knowing that we have a whole weekend together, weaving in the sunshine and meeting new people who are genuinely interested in my craft. Oola, my faithful Lab, usually spends the day relaxing in a shady spot while Annie (my two and a half year old daughter, and fellow Troll) uses these country shows as her opportunity to test out her climbing skills as she scales the fences I weave and stands triumphant at the very top. Her next move is to then order an ice cream.
This year, Spring kicked off with one of our favourite shows; the Thriplow Daffodil Festival. For those of you who have never been, this is a wonderful weekend full of interesting stalls, demonstrations, delicious food, and fun activities for the children – and it’s all for charity. The beautiful village of Thriplow near Cambridge closes its roads to traffic and opens them up to visitors – and virtually every member of the village helps out in some way, whether it be baking cakes to sell, running the face painting stall or picking up litter after the event.
Thriplow was my son, Oskar’s, very first show – and he proudly wore his WonderWood polo shirt like his big sister, Annie.
We had a fabulous weekend weaving a beautiful fence around the village sign and daffodil display. And we managed to eat four Steak and Honour burgers… and three ice creams. You can’t ask for more out of a weekend than that, can you?!