Yesterday morning Johnshaven woke up to torrential rain, which was not what we had ordered for day one of NEOS.  Fortunately, the rain cleared up just in time for the 11am opening of most venues. 

Visitor numbers were fairly steady throughout the day and sales were very good.  I tried to keep a tally of vistor numbers, but it was too busy to keep on top of it!

There was a real buzz at the Wairds Park caravan park where the mums of children at Johnshaven Primary School had set up a cafe for the day serving a selection of soups, rolls and yummy home baking, all in aid of funds for the school.  Today (Sunday) another village organisation (SHARK) is running the cafe to raise funds for a small digger to help with their community composting  project.

NEOS is truly a fantastic experience for participants and visitors alike – One visitor said they had visited 20 venues in just one day!  Quote of the day from a visitor from Aberdeen, ‘Great originality! Made several purchases – thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.’