Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Monday, 5 October 2009

Winners and other notices

Congratulations to all the competition winners!

Best Jam: Mike
Best Chutney: BJ
Best Decorated Cupcakes: Phoebe
Best Cake (Fancy): Kay
Best Cake (Teatime): Lenna
Best Vegetable Monster (Junior): Max
Best Vegetable Monster (Senior): Suzanna

The Diet Box of Doom is to be donated to 'Dr' Gillian McKeith. More about this later.

Thank you everyone for coming, for supporting us, and for making this event such a fantastic success.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Thanks to all the fatty queers

Pic by Emli Bendixen, see more of her incredible photos of The Fat of the Land.

Thanks to everyone for making The Fat of the Land such a rip-roaring success! Special thanks to my co-organisers Jason, Naz, and Bill, and all the volunteers, stall-holders, and supporters. Nearly 200 people came, we pretty much ran out of cakes and savouries, and the tea and squash flowed from the time that BJ cut the ribbon to the last of the Morris dancing. Everyone seemed to have a great time and we made enough money to cover our expenses. Thank you all!

A couple of things:

There's a Fat of the Land page on Facebook, and you can become a fan if you are so inclined. Just click the "Become a fan" button.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fat-of-the-Land-A-Queer-Chub-Harvest-Festival/145532791657

We would love to see your own pics and videos of the day, you can upload them onto the Facebook page or link to them there, if you are a fan, or get in touch with us via this blog for us to upload here (more people see the blog than the Facebook stuff).

We'd also love to keep the discussions and the community going, so please chip in on the blog or the Facebook page with thoughts, recollections of the day (check out what Crazycrone said), ideas for how we might all take the good feeling from yesterday onwards, perhaps into future projects.

Ok, tired now.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Phew, they arrived, just in time

Everyone who comes to The Fat of the Land will get a free badge, a bit like the ones in the poorly executed photograph here.

Harvesting veg this morning

Kay and I went to the outrageously lovely East London community vegetable garden What Will The Harvest Be? to harvest some veg for a hamper for the Fat of the Land Raffle. We picked celeriac, celery, carrots, some spuds, amazing kale, chard and squash, some herbs and greens, beetroot too. Yummmmmmm and thanks to Chris at the project and everyone who's been growing things there over the summer.