Easter Craft Fair

I understand there was a surprise visitor at the lunchtime meeting of the Fitton Preservation Society today. Plans for the Easter Craft Fair are well under way, but no one expected Kirstie Allsopp, star of Kirstie’s Handmade Britain, to turn up in person! She was looking quite extraordinarily lovely in a green dress with black leather belt and had brought with her homemade Turkish Delight in a small wicker basket she had woven herself.

Kirstie has worked so hard to put British crafts back on the map, and we are all delighted that she has taken an interest in our village activities.  

Kirstie’s new book, which comes out in the autumn, is called Kirstie’s Vintage Crafts and is published by Hodder & Stoughton at £20.

If anyone is interested in running a stall at the Craft Fair, please contact the chair of the Fitton Preservation Society, Jackie Hemming

Democracy at work

News has come to my ears of a slight fracas at the Fitton Preservation Society. There is disagreement, apparently, on whether the focus of Scrubbers Week should be removing moss from the gravestones in the churchyard or old chewing gum from the undersides of the pews in the church. Both sides are adamant that their chosen project should have priority.

In the interests of democracy, I suggest that those members of the Society who have recently taken something of a ‘backseat role’ should contact the chair, Jackie Hemming, as soon as possible to cast their vote.