I just started to write about ‘day two at the fair’, and then remembered that we most definitely were only there for one day. It just feels as though it were a two day-jolly, since there were so many things to see and do! So, Saturday afternoon…
The afternoon was a mainly food-focused affair, if I’m honest. We sampled some incredible gluten-free cakes from a bakery called ‘A Taste of Dreams‘ (not the ones photographed in this post, was too busy eating buttercream to take photos!) and had a chat about the potential of having a gluten-free layer in our wedding cake since we have a fair few guests coming who eat a gluten free diet. Their cakes really were *insanely* delicious! They’re made with ingredients like ground almonds and polenta instead of rice flour or other gluten free alternatives, which can tend to make cakes dry and crumbly. My favourite was the (vegan, as well as gluten free!) apple cake. You’d never in a million years guess it was made without eggs or butter or flour, and was so delicious alongside a vanillery iced latte.
^^ This sign made me happy, for obvious reasons! :) ^^
^^ For those who asked yesterday, my dress is from Topshop but sadly is a couple of years old and no longer available! Similar shaped & patterned dresses found here (similar shape but with a lace hem), here (white spots on black, with short sleeves), here (same fit and flare shape, red floral pattern), & here (white with black spots) :)
^^ Bubbles, from Cin Cin! We also sampled a little square of Cin Cin’s caramel and white chocolate shortbread, which had flecks of sea salt running through it. It was divine, and I kind of regretted filling myself up on fish & chips at lunchtime because I was too full to eat more than a tiny square. ^^
^^ Vintage silverware. Food bloggers- imagine the styling possibilities! ;) ^^
When we were at the Midwinter Fair back in November Mum and I regretted ordering burgers for lunch, over the gorgeous mixed salads from Chicks That Chop. Not this time though! We learnt from our past mistakes, and Mum ordered a little portion each of the chicken & creme fraiche pasta, the white bean, feta & pepper salad, and the chickpeas with salmon. All delicious!
I ate a portion of fish, chips & mushy peas from Rock Salt, which was pretty tasty. The bright sunshine ruined every photo I tried to take of it, so in the end I gave up worrying about overexposure and just plain old ate my lunch. I know! Madness! On my imaginary just-this-second made up rating system, I’d say the fish scored 10/10, chips…5/10. They just weren’t nearly soggy enough for my liking! (Nothing better than a soggy chip, right? Or is it just me?) Tartare sauce was great though, and even Mum (who has always been decidedly mushy pea-phobic) enjoyed the mushy peas!
^^ Treated myself to a pair of Sea Salt knee-high socks from the Charity Farm Country Store, and am kind of smitten with them. Took an obnoxious amount of photos of my own feet that day, so…sorry about that. ^^
^^ Succulent wall planters! <3 ^^
^^ Idea Toscana was definitely a stand-out range from all that we found on Saturday. The hand cream & body lotions were all olive oil-based, and made our skin *so* buttery soft. My Mum bought a bottle each of the hand and body creams, and I really regret not buying some too. I imagine it would be the very best thing to slather on after a day in the sunshine. ^^
^^ I never see the similarity between my Mum and I, but in this photo I think we look *identical*! Definitely one of my new favourite photos of my lovely Mum. I think she looks so beautiful and sparkly-eyed. Oh, and I should say a thank you to my Mum for acting as photographer so many times on Saturday. I’m kind of uh…fussy- is that the word?…when it comes to photos, so I know it’s never an easy job ;) ^^
All in all, it was the loveliest day! So very glad the sun shined throughout. Now, how did you spend your Saturday? I hope you had a lovely one! And any plans for this sunny Wednesday, besides working? :) Jason and I are just off to have a meeting with potential wedding caterers! Wish us luck!