Sunday 11th October saw us up early to get ready for a food festival to be held on Longwood Green which is in front of Longwood House, home to Napoleon. The day was one of the windiest days on the island. As I drove there I encountered broken tree limbs on the road and leaves everywhere, which considering its spring here, shouldn’t be happening!
Gazebos and tents were erected in true St Helena style, in spite of the gale howling around. Johnny Dillon and his team did a great job getting everything ready for the stall holders to set up.
The weather stayed kind to us with some bright spells between the clouds which rushed across the sky and the rain stayed away.
Once the music started and bar opened, the crowds arrived to enjoy a variety of food and drinks not often seen in one place on St Helena. Kids had face painting and bouncy castle, and loads of space to charge around. There was even a scarecrow competition! A great atmosphere and a lovely day out.