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Cardenden Village Fair 2016

28th August, 2016 – 11am – Wallsgreen Park, Cardenden, Lochgelly, Fife.

This will be my third Village Fair I’ve had the privilege to attend. Cardenden is a close knit community with many groups and local businesses offering so much to choose from.

I thought I’d start by sharing a snippet featuring some of the performers who put on shows in our Centre Ring and around the park from last year – the sound at the beginning is muted so don’t alter your volume or the pigeons and pipers may take you by surprise.

We were very lucky and the weather stayed fine. A wonderful day!

This year we have even more!

Find out about:

Crime Prevention, Forestry Commission, Scouts, Local History Group, McMillan Cancer Support, Kinglassie Parish Church, Environment Group, Kirkcaldy Blind Bowlers, Swimming Club, Maggies Charity and Fife Society for the Blind.

We will have:

Green Watch, Aero Modelling, Remus Equestrian, Falconry, Cartmore MOT Centre, Vintage cars, Digital Scotland, Santa Train, Bikes & Trikes, Police,  Clydesdale Horses.

In the Centre Ring:

There will be a programme from 11.30 till 2.30 featuring: Suzette Twirlers, Karate, Stacey Anderson Dance Troup, Remus Equestrian, Pipe Band,  Generation Twirlers and ZeeDC Dance Group.

The final part of our centre ring will be put on by St Andrews Sky Divers who weather permitting will do a parachute drop!

Beautiful Gifts from our Local Businesses and Crafters:

Exquistly Beautiful:

Princess Helena Designs:

Blue Nile Crafts:

Sally Nekrews – Partylite:

Bead Dazzled Jewellery:

Scarves by Tracy:

Grandma Knits:

Maggie’s First Glass Designs:

Tinkability Crafts:

Lindi’s Bridalwear:

Caroline – Sand Art:

Karen’s Tasty Treats:

BeadyBoppers:

Louise – Sand Art:

Kat – Chilli Papas:

Emma – Sweetpea Designs:

Vegalicious: 

Other stalls I have to find web addresses for:

Lia – Dousafavour Hair Accessories; Jackie – Children’s Books; Rena – Creative Cards; Elizabeth – Toys; Wendy – Home Treasures; Emma – Lights & Candles; Maureen – Yankee Candles; Ann – Bags & Bracelets; Olwen – Olwen’s Angels; Samantha – Forever Living Products; Donna – Candles & Bath Bombs…

What have I missed?

Well, if you wish to extend your learning/education why not try Bowhill Community Centre Flexible Learning Unit & Fife College. June Anderson will be holding an information stall. I can personally guarantee how good the classes are as I recently took my two ECDL Group Certificates here and am now stepping it up to Fife College, St Brycedale because I have indeed got the ‘learning bug’!

On top of all this we have: Pams Ices, Peter Scott’s food vans, Dinky Donuts, Andrew Masterton Fun Fair, Tombola and a 50-50!

I believe there might be face-painting and balloons, I know there will be Children’s Races – might even be tug-a-war if time permits!

There will be Councillors!  I will edit the blog when I have the names!

Ian Chisholm will be attending for SNP.

Surely this is enough to whet your appetite?  Certainly more than I can fit in a 140 Character Tweet. If you cannot make it – Sunday 28th August (11am – 4pm) then why not take some time following the links above to ponder on gifts for Birthdays and Christmas?

Most of all, a big thank you to everyone for making this day so special. Look forward to seeing you there!

Cardenden Village Fair Event Page:

Cardenden Twitter Feed:

 

 

 

 

 

 

December … is for the Children.

This month I very much wanted to contribute in some small way to raise awareness for Children. Whilst walking through the Kingsgate Shopping Centre today – I saw a couple of boxes to donate presents and decided when I came home to research ‘Cash For Kids’.

On Radio Forth’s webpage it says:

“Cash for Kids is the official charity of Radio Forth.

We have been helping children in Edinburgh, The Lothians and Fife for over 30 years.

Cash for Kids helps children who are disadvantaged through poverty, sick or disabled. We also help groups and organisations that work to improve the lives of children. We are always looking for individuals and organisations to get involved with Cash for Kids and help us to raise more funds. …”

Registered Charity Number: SCO 41421
Contact Cash for Kids Tel: 0131 475 1332
Address:

Cash for Kids,
Radio Forth,
Forth House,
Forth Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 3LE

You can visit their website here: Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids – Children’s Charity They have a YouTube Channel where you can see several videos for their cause: ForthOne973

And you can donate directly online here**: Donate to Radio Forth’s Cash For Kids Online

Anyone reading who is interested in sponsoring Cash For Kids and gaining an extra link to their own business website via the Fine Print Dunfermline Business Directory – online, wherever there is a link space labelled “Enhanced listing available here” up for grabs on any page or new category (I can create the page especially for you to get top link if it doesn’t exist) – please get in touch with me.

100% of the £10 suggested will go straight to Radio Forth’s Cash For Kids by your direct donation online via the link provided above**. Please let me know if you are doing this so that I can update your details where requested.

Even if you are not interested in being a part of the directory, please do consider donating!

Thanks again.

Movember Man!

As promised, this month’s chosen charity is Movember and in his own words, I bring you:
Movember Man – PIXELCHRISTI

Movember

My family has persevered this month, and not just with the obligatory November Norovirii and other school-based plagues, they’ve also persevered with me. My 7 year old daughter didn’t cry when I shaved my mostly permanent beard off; my partner, Rachel, didn’t flinch when she saw my naked face for the first time in two years, although whenever I have shaved on a whim previously, she has reacted like I was an impostor, unable to look me in the eye.

The reason they persevered so well is because the reason I did it is a good one. Many of us will have some connection to someone who has had to deal with prostate and testicular cancer. I certainly have. So for the second time I decided to upset the family and grow a mo’ for Movember ( Movember and Sons – United Kingdom ). They’ve been brilliant about it, to the point where our daughter gets upset when she sees a man without a Mo’ in the month of November.

For my part, I’ve been doing a self-portrait each week (or close enough) and posting on the ‘tinternet for all to point and laugh at. You can see them here, along with the rest of my website: Movember – Self Portraits – there’s one more to come, on November 30, when I get to regrow my face fungus and vow never to do it again. Well, that’s what my family think.

It’s been an interesting exercise, from a professional point of view too. Self-portraits are an invaluable tool: for trying out new techniques, and also for showing yourself the concerns that a sitter may have in front of your lens. It’s an exercise that I’ll be continuing and one I heartily recommend to other photographers. Heck if I can make my face look acceptable, then pretty much anyone else is on to a winner.

You can see my other work here: Christi MacPherson – Photographer

Closing note from Webmaster:

Thank you, Christi, for agreeing to share your cause.

Anyone reading who is interested in sponsoring Christi and gaining a link to their own business website via the Fine Print Dunfermline Business Directory – online , wherever there is a link space labelled “Enhanced listing available here” up for grabs on any page or new category (I can create the page especially for you to get top link if it doesn’t exist) – please get in touch with me. 100% of the £10 suggested will go directly to Movember via Christi’s link.

Even if you are not interested in being a part of the directory, please do consider donating!