Croftfest

Before the Easter hols are totally over, I wanted to share some photographs from Croftfest Easter Fair, which happened last weekend in Crofton Park.

Croftfest began as a mini festival in Crofton Park last September.  Main aim: to celebrate Crofton Park.  The organisers put on another fair at Christmas (Croftmas) and still I had not made it down there.  The Easter Fair was my time to join in.  I won’t lie and say that I got to everything I wanted to (grey weather, moany kids) but I must just rave about a few local businesses which we sampled.

First we had morning fairy cakes (it is never too early for cake) at Pat-a-Cakes.  The bunny ears and carrrots were perfect for Easter.

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Picking up the clues for the Treasure Hunt, we went into other shops and businesses up Brockley Road, including our favourite Malaysian luncherie Malaysian Deli (celebrating their 1st birthday) and the sewing workshop The White Room.  I managed to miss out on one stop, but I hear the guys in the Star Cafe were really nice too.

Malaysian Deli

All of this hunting for treasure was extremely energy-sapping.  Particularly when racing against a competitive dad!  We also had to remain steadfast in the Co-op when the treasure (stickers) were not immediately forthcoming.  However, we hung around persistently and, before anyone (ie. me) could start howling with disappointment, some kind staff members emerged from the storeroom with some stickers.

The hunt ended in the very friendly estate agents Bryan and Keegan who gave out lots of chocolate eggs so they must be alright!

Food was needed.  We had a perfect lunch in Arlo & Moe where I had ‘sexy toast’ (the most luscious scrambled eggs on toast) with chorizo.  Once I had stopped drooling over that, I started drooling over the interior and furnishings.  We were even treated to some impromptu jiving by the guys behind the counter.

See for yourself the teapot which was used to serve the ‘Owl Grey’ tea.

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We didn’t make it last weekend, but the obvious place to end up if you are in the area and find that your thirst needs quenching is Jam Circus, now reopen again after a fire and subsequent renovations.

If you are local and haven’t hung out in Crofton Park, I suggest you go and do it pronto.  Keep your eyes and (bunny) ears open for the next Croftfest event (or just do a ‘like’ on Facebook, it’s possibly the more modern way).

 

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