Monday, 7 September 2009

Our 13th Great Dorset Steam Fair!

Home again after a week of demonstrating chair seating in a field at the Great Dorset Steam Fair. The weather was horrible this year, high winds virtually every day with some torrential rain which created the ubiquitous chalky three inch deep "Blandford mud" for two days - exhausting stuff. Saturday was the busiest and most pleasant day, but even so it was cool for the time of the year - amazing, we're still wearing two or three layers of clothing. As ever it was great to meet up with our "crafty" friends, but tinged with sadness when we discovered that one of our number had died in the Spring. We made a toast in his honour, goodbye Don.

We also toasted Bernard the truck's health - I think we have finally solved the blowing gasket problem after four years and several sets of gaskets- well done to our friend Philip who will never let a problem get the better of him!

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