Me with my friend Jo and our beer!
The scene inside the marquee. This was a Thursday night - so its pretty packed really. You want to see it on a Friday and Saturday night!
The barrels are all line up round the outside. Each barrel is sponsored by a local company, so the festival really does made lots of money for the charity - yay!
When you go in, you pay your entrance fee, then get a glass, a pen and a booklet with all the beers in....
Me and Jo pondering what to have....
Mark, Jo's Husband, and Michael also deciding what to have!
Decisions, decisions! These are the beer tokens that you 'pay' with at the bar. A great system! You can also rate the beers at the side of each one with a mark out of 10 - geeky!!
This is one we tried, it was lovely! I like all the fruit/flavoured ones so tried a ginger one (my fave from last year), cherry, strawberry and a mango and citrus. We try and stick to the pale ales, as the thick Guiness like stouts are a)not my taste b)give you the hangover from hell!!
Entertainment provided by Jazz singer, Jerome who played for well over 3 hours non stop. He has been doing the festival for about 15 years!
Sis Elaine was also there with her work chums!
Silly time....we took a lot of photos which were very silly as you know, thats what happens when you ahve quite a few real ales! ha ha! I will spare my friends and myself by not posting them here - apart from this one of Mark, who is the king of silly photos! CHEERS!
And my outfit - totally forgot to get a full length shot, d'oh! So you have me in two halves! Top photo shows my Miss Fortune short sleeved polka jumper that I wore with a long sleeved black top underneath. I'm wearing my Lady K Loves black high waist pencil skirt, with my 80s pixie boots and my new spotty tights!
Spotty tights are very 'on trend' this season, apparently - like I care - I wear polka all year round, pretty much every day for the last 8 years if not more!! I found this pic in last week's YOU magazine, shoing these polka tights which are £32 fromWalford. £32 FOR A PAIR OF TIGHTS???!! Really? Who pays that?! Mine were £1.49 from the Marks and Spencers clearance shop! :))
Hope you all had a nice weekend!