It was the 38th annual Hilly Fields midsummer fayre. Yet another blissful local event, organised by the Brockley Society. As the sun rose on the longest day of the year, I decided to make the most of it: trot to the Hilly Fields park and mingle amongst the locals selling all sorts of things.
I had tons of fun taking pictures while browsing the stalls and chatting to the local professional craftsmen, amateurs, publishers and bakers. I took so many, that I’ve put them into little collages so I could upload as many as I can.
It seemed like all Brockley was there. The longest que all day was at one of the newer additions to the Brockley’s area – The Brockley Brewing Company. Everyone was thirsty for some local cold brew.
Kids were over the moon with all the competitions, balloons, bouncing castles, candy floss and train rides.
I loved watching the dog show. All those trotters prancing about, sniffing each other, showing off and making friends.
But for me, these two were the winners!
I had a nice chat with the founder of Sunshea Goddess – skincare made from 100% organic shea butter. Lovely colourful stand, with smell of essential oils filling the air.
Nature’s Gift Products was showing off its hand made, shea based natural skincare products.
Didi’s Cookies charming little stall was unmissable. Little shortbreads made to perfection. Tasty and so beautiful. Charlie loved his English flag featuring cookie and enjoyed dunking it into his tea.
Smooth, Crunchy and Yummysious – the Duchess of Macaron’s tagline. Another eye pleasing deliciousness in the market. The ‘duchess’ was complaining that the sun makes her gorgeous macarons melt, however they still looked fabulous.
And here is lovely Rebecca, well known in the Brockley community for her involvement in organising many local events. Every year she has a stall with plants, but again, the sun was making them wilt a little bit. ‘It was better last year, when it rained’ – she said. ‘The plants looked more attractive’. To me, and I bet to other visitors, the sun and the heat was a bliss.
The time passed by quickly and in the end, all we wanted was just to sit on the grass in the shade and eat ice cream. And so we did. Here comes the best ice cream in Brockley. And it’s organic too!