Hasley House Summer Fete

Today the kids & I headed down the road to the Hasley House for their Summer Fete.  Not knowing what was in store, we read that they’d have Donkey Rides, Children’s Corner, so we thought it would be fun. We popped into the town center first to kill time as the Summer Fete didn’t start until noon…

We headed into the Kitage School Uganda Charity shop as they were having a big book sale.  Adult books 20 pence & kids 10 pence each. This store normally doesn’t have the best quality stuff, but if you do find a item it is normally only pennies. Maebh picked up a Disney Princess Book and Soren picked up a motorcycle racing magazine, a book on Outer Space and a science book. I picked up this great book for 20 pence! Reader’s Digest – “How To Do Just About Anything“. Some cool things – and at the top of my list are: Raising Backyard Chickens & Learning about Cricket!

When we arrived at the Summer Fete, the kids immediately ran over to the tombola tables and both won something – thankfully!  Soren’s prize was a little RNLI wind up toy and puzzle and Maebh’s some travel kit.  She won the boy’s edition, but the lady allowed her to swap.

Next up was Face painting – but they didn’t do it only tattoo – so both kids got one.  Soren a dinosaur & Maebh a butterfly.

Whack the Rat game – not a chance were they going to hit that – I don’t think I nor Nils could either!

Next up mini golf… we each had a go.  I think it would be fun to have this in our garden.

A Marlilyn Monroe impersonator made an appearance.  The same one who just had an article about her in the local newspaper.  I wanted to get a photo with her and the kids, but all the old men, confinded to their wheel chairs were queuing so I passed.

So at this point, the kids had done the tombolas, played all the games, had tattoos, ate a hot dogs (which was actually a sausage), had a cupcake and listed to one person do karaoke – but they really wanted to have a DONKEY RIDE (the main reason we really came to this fete).  But the lady said something to Soren, “Oh no dear, they had to cancel very last minute”.  She then whispers to me so that the kids couldn’t hear that the donkey DIED this morning.

So was it fun, sure for the kids.  Would I attend next year, no! 🙂

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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