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Monday, 9 December 2013

Victorian Christmas Fayre

I recently visited one of the ever popular Victorian Christmas Fayres. Many traders were getting into the spirit of occasion by dressing in historical costumes, whilst Eastern Europeans joined in by picking a pocket or two.
The first thing that became abundantly clear, besides the fact that roast conkers make a poor substitute for roast chestnuts, was that traders felt it appropriate to treble the prices of wares if the vendor wore a top hat.
However, the quandary presented by the array of homemade products had a far greater impact in the following days. It turns out that it is virtually impossible to tell the difference between homemade fudge and homemade soap!

24 comments:

  1. There are more Eastern Europeans on the way

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    1. ... you gotta pick a pocket or two... you've.... gotta pick a pocket or two!!

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    2. ....take a tip from old Bill Sykes....

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  2. ... and there's one coming to a town near you!!! A Christmas Fayre that is... as well as a bus load of additional Eastern Europeans...
    There is a Christmas market permanently now in Bromley which isn't too far away!! I expect there to be a German 'version' in the High Street soon!!!

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    1. I like a nice big German sausage.

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    2. You like any sausage Chloe.

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    3. I've got a sausage for you Chloe

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  3. So many died to stop the Germans invading and now we welcome them into are cities.

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    1. I want to support UKIP, but all their candidates seem bonkers.

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    2. ... show me ANY MP who isn't bonkers Carol .... and I agree with your comment Bex... daft really... it's not as though there are enough jobs to go around as it is... and I've NO chance of a council flat or house... even though I've paid YEARS into the Tax and NI pot!!

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    3. I'll vote for them despite the fact that they are unlikely to win many seats. At least it is a slap in the face for the other parties.

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    4. I'm voting UKIP. I had enough.

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    5. I'm voting UKIP just because I despise the mainstream political parties.

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    6. I could never vote BNP, but I am finding myself swayed towards UKIP.

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  4. I would rather try and wash with fudge than eat soap.

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    1. I'd love to lick and eat it off you Alison... the fudge that is... I HATE the taste of soap xx

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  5. I love the hot chocolate with Baileys

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    1. Did they have Baileys in Victorian times?

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  6. I love the smell of Christmas markets

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  7. I love the smell of women at christmas markets

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    1. Not the Eastern European women surely! They smell of chemical toilets.

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  8. I've never seen such an event over here

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