It is a grey cold Saturday day the sun hidden behind layers of cloud and shining puddles from rain that had come and gone. Bodafon Farm Park is where I find myself and despite the weather I find myself feeling warm. This weekend at the farm there is a party of the spanish variety, a fiesta. Although it may of not brought the Spanish sun it certainly brought the spirit of Spain.
As I wandered the farm house, uplifting Spanish music playing everywhere you went, perusing the stalls bringing local businesses of crafts and arts everyone I saw had a smile on their faces, likewise I found myself smiling. In this the event was inadvertently a success as when asked the organisers Nikki Small and Loly Williams told me that their goal was to lift people’s spirits.
Their inspiration came not simply from Spain but from a more personal perspective. Loly herself is Spanish and remembers that January in Spain can be quite a depressive time and so what’s better to lift someone’s spirits than a party !
With sangria (Spanish punch) on tap and Spanish tapas available the music was certainly not the only thing that was there to get people into the Spanish mood. As the evening began to draw the event took an even livelier atmosphere. This was the time of the salsa with a live dj and a kind teacher people were brought to dance.
A medley of people dancing but more importantly smiling. People’s worries and troubles where melted away, people brought to a more simpler and happier state for at least a moment.
In conclusion the fiesta of Bodafon Farm Park was a wonderful event for all ages for a fun time that filled both children and adults with a sense of childlike wonder. The great news if you missed this fantastic event is that, apart from it being on next year, Loly and Nikki have more plans for events in the future. From winter wonderlands and Spanish fiestas animals are certainly not the only thing people can enjoy at Bodafon Farm Park.
Article and photos by TVConwy volunteer Jordan Reilly