Saturday, 2 June 2012

Summer Fairs

This morning we went to the Corstorphine Fair, where amidst the usual mix of stalls (second hand books, plants and home made cakes) the highlight was the photography competition exhibition. Crafty Green Boyfriend had three photos on display, one of which was commended and his Mum had three photos on display, one of which won first prize! (The photo here shows all three of Crafty Green Boyfriend's entries and his Mum's prize winning entry (with the orange label by it).)

After celebrating with a coffee, we caught the bus back into town and went to the Meadows Festival, where amongst the usual mix of stalls (second hand books and music, vintage clothes and homewares) the highlight was the music stage. Several local bands were performing, including Jen and the Gents (see photo).

Several years ago, I became one of  the few poets ever to have performed on this stage (you can see a photo of me mid-poem on my Over Forty Shades blog here).

There were lots of lively dogs around and the Dogs' Trust had a tent where they were giving out pet care advice and even had a couple of rescue dogs for people to look at. I hope these dogs find loving homes over the weekend!

Before leaving we bought a coriander plant to add to the mini garden on our windowsill.

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Caroline Gill said...

Congratulations to your photographers ... sounds like a good day all round!

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

What a beautiful place. An Eden actually.

And, in the meantime, here, this same blackbird or another is keeping, from aerial to aerial, "conjuring green".

Bill said...

poetry reading
the poet who never
looks up from the page

I'm sure that's not you,.Juliet.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Bill - i wasn't even reading at that performance! All from memory!