Easter Saturday was our third 'Easter Eggstravaganza' at Pickwell. We had a completely wonderful time and together raised £1010 for Georgeham school and George Palmer. George is lovely 4 year old from Braunton who has Cerebral Palsy. His parents are trying to raise £55,000 for an operation in America to enable George to walk.
So many people and local businesses were really generous with the raffle prizes. A particular thank you to 'The Rock Inn' and the 'King's Arms' for their dinner for 2 donations. Lucky winners!
The Maskell families tirelessly served the extremely popular tea and home made cakes.
The sun shone (amazingly despite the forecast) and it was completely delightful sitting on the terrace chatting.
The Italian Garden was full of stalls. Zac and his friend have spent the last couple of weeks making lovely things and clearing out their rooms of unwanted items to sell. They did rather well I hear.
I regretted giving Millie-grace her own purse as I think she spent all her money on the sweet stall.
Easter Art and craft was a winner. There were many delighted children running around the garden with a fluffy sheep or butterfly on a string.
To help the children run off the energy they gained from the sweet stall we have devised an Easter egg hunt around the garden. A bit like orienteering they take a map and find their way to 8 stations marked with giant eggs around the garden and punch their card.
If they manage to find all 8 stations they win a chocolate egg.
It was also a wonderful opportunity for the adults accompanying the children to enjoy the bluebell woods. They really are magical at this time of year, the smells and sight of the daffodils, blossom, bluebells and primroses are heavenly.
Angela was on the plant and homemade produce stall. Nice blooms!
Oh yes and then there was the face painting....grrrrr!
There is so much creative talent amongst the local parents. These are some of Julie's driftwood trees from her stall of handmade driftwood delights. Kerry also had her handmade glass beads on sale. She has now started doing bead making lessons, I have to say I am tempted to have a go.
Richard, Nigel and I making a fool of ourselves on the human fruit machine. Nigel seems to be having a little trouble getting the fruit out of his bag.
The girls really enjoyed giving it a go and......
Paul really enjoyed wearing the hat...'woof!'
The Easter hat parade was too cute!
Adele compared the day wonderfully making each participant feel really special.
Then there was baby bunny cuddling. We have had yet another 'accidental' litter of baby bunnies! They were very much enjoyed by all the cuddlers.
Even the adult cuddlers. Nice Easter hats girls!
The croquet was popular, but nothing in comparison to the......
'EGGLYMPICS'. This kicked off with the children's races and then the raw egg throwing competition. Needless to say it got quite messy!
Then onto the cut throat 'mum's egg and spoon' race. And they are off!
Angela looked like she was clearly in the lead but in the last step dropped the egg leaving Mrs Baker the victorious winner. We won't hear the last of that!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard to make this fabulous day the huge success that it was. What a fantastic community we have!