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Old 07-04-2009, 04:13 AM
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school fete

We have just got back from our children' primary school fete

We had a lovely time, spent quite a bit but all the money goes to the school.

We went on the raffle and Kelsey won a prize on the children's raffle. The children also had a go on the tins tombola and they all came home with about 15 tin food in total.

They bounced half the day on the bouncy castle and bouncy slide and had a go on the coconut shy.
The weather kept fine thankfully too, even though it was forecast to rain.

We have had a great day as a family (for a change)

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Old 07-12-2009, 12:13 PM
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Madmum sounds like fun. Can you explains some terms for me? I don't know what a coconut shy is or what are tins tombola?
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:47 PM
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Ooh it wa soooo much fun

A coconut Shy is where there are 3 or 4 coconuts on plinths/pillars etc and the game player has a ball and they throw the ball at the coconut to try and knock them off, If they manage they win the coconut..

The tins tombola is another little game where you have raffle tickets placed on tinned food (such as beans, peas, custard, tuna etc)
Every tin has a ticket on it

Then there is a bucket with another set of tickets (all corresponding to the ones on the tins)

The player picks a ticket from the bucket and whatever tin matches that number they have won.

(alterations to this is that the tins only end in 0 or 5 but every ticket is placed in the bucket, if the player picks a ticket ending in 0 or 5 wins that tin, all the other tickets don't win a prize.)

The latter is my kiddies favourite game at fates

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