This weekend just gone we visited the Dig For Victory Show at the North Somerset Showground. What was it, you ask? Well, it was billed as a "1940s festival" and that sums it up well really.
We weren't sure exactly what we would find but we thought it would be fun to dress up. Pete wore my Grandpa's old suit. It was probably more early 1950s rather than '40s but still, an old suit getting some new wear is good! I wore a vintage looking dress that I thought would look the part and be comfy. Felix has grown out of his What More Wore vintage look romper so he had to make do with some slightly vintage looking dungarees and a tshirt. Poor effort on that front! Ethan rocked a Joules shirt I found in the charity shop, his braces and a pair of shorts from H&M.. and his hat. I think he looked adorable!
So, what did we find? Well, there was heaps to do, see and hear. Thankfully a lot of people had dressed up, not just the folks working there. I think there were fewer people not dressed up actually! There were so many stalls to look at, we didn't know where to start. As it was lunch time we thought food would be the best thing to sort out first!
We were spoilt for choice but plumped for two fresh stonebaked Pizzas from Encasta Pizza. They were yummy but between three of us (Felix was asleep) didn't go very far so Pete and I unfortunately had to try Chilli Dogs from Shakey's Diner! We also sampled some fresh lemonade and a gorgeous mars brownie. Yum, yum and more yum!
We enjoyed listening to two lovely singers, the Goodnight Sweethearts - they were really good fun!
We had a good rumidge at the vintage stalls.
We loved having a look at the vintage cars and Army memorabilia - Ethan loved hearing an air-raid siren going off and "bombs".
Even the portaloos were nice! The only difficult part of our day was that Felix was not a happy boy at all. We suspect teeth - he has 7 all trying to break through at the moment.. 7!! They are proving very slow to come through though.. It was hard work trying to stay happy and enjoy ourselves when he was screaming away but we made it through. These things will improve as he gets older!
The show is on again next year I believe so I'm sure we'll be back! I'm afraid I didn't take as many photos as I'd have liked - I blame the stress of a crying baby!!
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