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How was your weekend? mine was a rather busy and exciting one.

Our village was having it’s annual Christmas Market. It is a fabulous day where local businesses and crafters get together to sell their wares. It is a fabulous market that has the most amazing atmosphere and not a tax dodging big business in site!

The Women’s Institute that I belong to had a stall. A large group of us have spent months cooking up jams, chutney’s and marmalades – sewing, stuffing and knitting our little hearts out – and many hours spent baking cookies and other yummies. All in preparation for the Christmas Market.

 

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We made bags, owls, doorstops, aprons, Christmas decorations and much much more.

 

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This is my friend Claire making sure that everything looked lovely

 

We had to be there at 8:30am. It was a rather cold morning but dry thankfully.

 

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Here are Jane and Lisa ready for action.

I had the task of making the raffle prize. I decided a gingerbread sleigh was the order of the day, filled with yummy chocolates so as to look like Santa’s sack full of pressies for good girls and boys.

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It was a fabulous day with there was a buzz in the air and lots of happy smiling faces. Especially the children who came to our stall to decorate a gingerbread or shortbread biscuit for the princely sum of 50p.

 

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We managed to raise lots of money for The Friends Of Marple Memorial Park who are raising money to improve the children’s skate park.

While I was surfing the net today I saw this fabulous sign. After attending a Christmas Market that is exclusively for local businesses this reaffirmed to me the importance of supporting local businesses. I want my children to grow up in a village that is vibrant and full of small businesses and I intend to do what I can to see that happen, no matter how small my contribution is.

 

Support local businesses

This may be from the USA but it is just a relevant here in the UK

 

Hope you all have a great week.

 

Lorna

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