Wealden Times Midsummer Fair

Twice a year the Wealden Times hosts a shopping and eating extravaganza and today it was the Midsummer Fair which was located at lovely Hole Park near Benenden.

WTMF entrance I was there early but instead of going straight to the fair I decided to take the opportunity to walk round the gardens of Hole Park.  WTSF from Hole Park The house is privately owned and they open their gardens to the public from 11am.  Visitors to the fair were allowed to look round the gardens so I set off, hoping to miss the rain which threatened.Hole Park House 2 I cam across the veggie patch first.HPG 21Artichokes are architecturally stunning plants but they do take up a lot of space for one small vegetable.HPG 20 Considering the size of the house and grounds, the vegetable garden was very small.HPG 19 HPG 18 This was one of my favourite parts of the garden.HPG 17 HPG16 HPG 15 HPG 14 HPG 13 HPG 12 This was another.HPG 11 HPG 10 HPG 9 As I wandered around I was the only person there which was fantastic.  It gave me plenty of time and peace to appreciate these gardens. In terms of acreage they are substantial but not much has been manicured although what has is beautiful.HPG 8 HPG 7 HPG 6 HPG 5 HPG 4 HPG 3 HOG 2 HPG 1 Hole Park pond Hole Park House Time to go in to the fair.  Inside WTSFJewelry.
jewelry Real Cheddar.real Cheddar Bob's Knobs This huge dog was covered in lavender!large lavendar dog He did smell lovely.Lavendar dog head Several companies selling charming craft kits.Felting kit Lots of food stalls.New Park Farm asparagus One of many lovely interiors stands.Liberty Bee I enjoyed a very decent latte.Naked Espresso Then a small pot of bircher muesli as I hadn’t managed breakfast before leaving home.  I was very pleased with myself as I resisted many cake stalls.muesli and green jar I bought some sausages to have for lunch and then realised they contain bread so that’s off limits.Giggly pig sausages Instead I heated up the pot of leftover veggies which has accumulated over the week.mixed left over veg I picked lettuce, rocket and spinach from the garden to make a salad.lettuce, rocket and spinach Which I made in to a salad with tomtaoes and avocado and I dressed it simply with lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.salad in silver bowl Served with some crispy bacon.lunch 7-6-14 Enjoyed in the garden in sunshine.salad 7-6-14

So far so good with eating but I am off out now to a local music festival – Waddfest.  I think cider and beer may be consumed!

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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2 Responses to Wealden Times Midsummer Fair

  1. suzjones says:

    Beautiful pictures. I always enjoy your little sojourns. 🙂

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