If you are a regular reader of me and b, you might know that I like living in Weston-super-Mare. Yes it sometimes gets a bad name and like anywhere, there are nice places and crappy places. But on the whole it’s a great town and I enjoy taking the little man down to the seafront. Last weekend we managed to hangout on the beach Friday, Saturday AND Sunday! How lush is that?! I also think we are really lucky because we have so much going on over the summer down on the beach lawns. We had the air festival back in June, we had a 999 day where the kids can see all the nee-naws (we didn’t go this year as we were busy packing for the move), and last weekend we had the dairy festival. And everything I mention was completely free !
So Saturday morning we packed our bags and headed off down to the seafront. As we are always awake super early (not by choice), we are typically an up and out, minimal faff family. We got down there by half 9. The dairy festival is a free event and drew a crowd of over 45,000 people over five days last year! The festival is a celebration of livestock, agriculture and local producers.
This photo has to be my photo of the day – absolutely LOVE it – and the boy looks SO grown up already!
There are loads of stalls to mooch around and lots of yummy food and drink to try. I really loved the local produce tent and in particular, I loved these cakes – absolutely gorgeous and actually made me want to eat them!
I got some lovely photos of the various bits and pieces for sale and we treated the little man to one of these cupcakes:
There wasn’t much left at all! As I went round from stall to stall, I chatted with the vendors and asked them about their online presence. It really surprised me how many aren’t on social networks like twitter and Instagram. These cakes should so be on there! I also enjoyed sampling some salted caramel vodka 😉 There was a bit of everything in the food tent, from cheese and chutney to brewers and chocolatiers.
Next up we headed over to see the animals. There were lots of farm animals to see – piglets, cows, sheep, ducks and chickens. B commented that this pig was wearing earrings like mummy 🙂
There was also a stall encouraging children to plant a seed – and specifically a seed that will grow into food. They basically run a local initiative to plant veggies in local parks. Little man chose to plant a pea. We’ve potted it up at home but it isn’t doing too much at the mo :/
So there you go, a quick round up of our weekend down on the seafront. Looking forward to next weekend when they have a History festival on and the RSPCA dog show 🙂