It is all due to Ros, who is tirelessly organising the CCC - Crafts, Cake, a Cuppa fair once a month, as well as being a cat lover and a dab hand at painting them too!!
Yesterday (Sunday 17th February) saw the 1st event of 2013. And what a glorious day it was!
The sun was shining and temperatures reached 8 degrees C outside, inside the Woburn Village Hall temperatures were sizzling!
By 10.00am all stall holders had their displays ready and it was clear the room was filled with great talents.
Beautiful cards and paintings with attractive Watercolour-Flowers-Paintings were directly opposite me and delightful to look at; at my side great pin-boards in a range of backgrounds to suit every taste and mug warmers, an ideal present for Mother's Day by Just Quirky.
I managed a quick look around before the public started flowing in the hall and I was impressed.
My eye was caught by beautiful glass cake stands and the wood turning objects on the stall next to me.
Directly opposite the entrance the public was welcomed by a table full of butterflies. What a show, colourful, local and exotic, smaller and larger ones and all made of ... paper. What a talent!
Of course you could top up your food reserves too. Outside the Hall in the main part of the village, the Farmers Market, which runs the same 3rd Sunday of the month as the craft fair. Inside the hall lots of homemade preserves and local honey as well as olives; a table full of tasty cup-cakes, and let's not forget the coffee/tea shop, run by Ros' husband that offered warm drinks as well as a selection of sweet and savouries. You would not go hungry even if you tried!
If you like handbags you would have felt at home with 3 stalls displaying an array of handmade bags to suit all. From denim to designer bags you were spoiled for choice and all at very reasonable prices.
With Spring approaching and Mother's day and Easter only a few weeks away you could find a present for your mum or a wee blanket for that new baby's arrival.
All in all Woburn and the CCC - Crafts, Cake, Cuppa Fair is a destination to keep in mind on the 3rd Sunday of the month as a place to keep amused and entertained all the family; and for those wanting a walk on the 'wild' side what better place than taking a walk on the Woburn Estate among deer or visit the Safari Park.