NZ Salts, Turkish Towels and a Country Fair


Last Saturday I took myself out to enjoy field and farm daylife.  The Young on line shopping genius did think of coming along but sent a text to say 'I don't think I'm going to pay £18 to get into a field. I'll meet you for coffee later but until then I'll go walk around a different field.....for free.'

I could see her point.


The field that I went to and paid £18 to enter contained the South of England show.  This time there was not a llama in sight.  Sheep though!



And a Pimms (of course.)


Some crafty bits too. 


Horses and riders in the practice paddock before the eventing.


A royal rocking horse, really? 




I purchased a pack of spices, mixed with woodsmoked New Zealand salts  and a bulb of woodsmoked garlic  (Mr Him made a sausage and bean casserole with some last night. Delicious.  His recipe tinned tomatoes, baked beans, a smattering of manuka wood smoked New Zealand salts and  spices, one clove of woodsmoked garlic, sausages.)  



These spices are available from www.smokenzspice.co.uk

However, what really caught my attention, dear reader, was a fantastical money saving, space saving concept for a global fashionista such as I. What a phenomenal idea! A scarf you can dry yourself on after a shower, a beach wrap you can dine off as a tablecloth.  A truly multifunctional item and it was for me, twice, in grey and light chestnut.  I might even go on line and order a third.  Great for vacations. I'm already seeing myself  using it as a scarf on the plane, (why pack it,)  then wafting around the pool with said item as a sarong and later as a towel after emerging from the pool.   I'm fancying a lime one to add to my collection. 


This brand I found at the show is Foutala (www.foutala.com) and available on line. 

Googling fouta I found that a fouta is a  Turkish towel. In the middle East they were also used by men as loincloths as they 'relax at home.'  I think I need to up my order, Mr Him is bound to want one for his armchair relaxation at home.  In fact I am now thinking of those Christmas presents for couples.  I'm sure my brother and sister-in-law would find a scarf come loincloth that they could share useful.  Then there's the step-sons....




12 comments:

  1. Eighteen quid does sound a lot... My cheap self would probably balk.
    Love the multi-function towels though. Economy of purpose.

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    1. I think its cheeky to charge considering its as much a shopping venue as a show. The stall holders no doubt already pay the ground so public should be free, in my view.

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  2. I like things to have a lot of uses... however.... hmmmm... I think I draw the line at using Bill's loin-cloth for a table cloth. Picky, aren't I?

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  3. could you maybe show us a couple of photos of you modeling them, as I have never heard of these. You don't need to enlist Mr. Him's help in modeling............

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    1. Oh, you said :no need to enlist Mr Him. No what do I do with those pictures!

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  4. A lovely day and a great discovery in the fouta! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I think the fouta may be making quite a few appearances in my blog in future.

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  5. That bean casserole sounds delicious and an all purpose scarf what a great idea.

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    1. Scarf, loin cloth, what's the difference between friends:)

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  6. That bean casserole sounds delicious and an all purpose scarf what a great idea.

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  7. A loinscarf you can eat off of... what a concept.

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