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Please come and say hello!

If you’re wondering what I’m up to these days then why not come along and say hello as I travel the length and breadth of the South East over the next few months?  I am at various events/gatherings/charity do’s and it would be a pleasure to meet as many of you as possible.  Also, why not send in a snap of us together and I can show the best (and the funniest!) on my website?

Curry supremo Paul Babra tells me off for finding his Super Hot Fiery sauce too hot at the Blean Wildlife Festival!

Here’s an overview of what/where/when I’ll be!

Upcoming events

19th July – Daytime:  The 128th Minster Show!  A wonderful chance to sample local food, join in games and competitions, drink ale, buy crafts and plants, and have a fabulous day in Thanet.  So come along and bring the family and support this hugely successful show.

19th July – Evening:  Summer Gala Charity Ball, Ashford International Hotel.  7pm – 1230am.  Tickets £60 to include Pimms reception, sumptuous 3 course meal with wine, live music and fantastic prizes.  For tickets or more info email Charlotte Webb at enquiries@ecosanservices.co.uk  Bring your friends and family, and have a ball!

2/3rd August – Brands Hatch Caterham racing – I am a spectator but come along and cheer for the cute little speedy Caterhams!

4th August –  Step short Charity event, The Leas Folkestone.  Apparently Prince Harry will be there…details to follow!

11-13th August – Watch me on the BBC Weather at BBC South East Today, 630pm and 1025pm. Also on BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex

16th/17th August – Kent Wildlife Trust Weekend, Sevenoaks – ‘Festival of Wildlife’.  A range of outdoor activities, hands on fun in the sun for all the family spanning an entire weekend, 10am-4pm each day.   A chance to learn about nature, bugs, birds and woodland crafts –  a great day out for all the family.  I shall be there joining in the crafts, learning about wildlife, and kidding myself I’m the female version of Ray Mears… More details to follow.

More events below the piggy!

24th August – The Great British Seaside Festival – Ramsgate

24th August – Active Ramsgate, Skyride!  http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/Kaddy-Lee-Preston-m-getting-active-Ramsgate/story-21328430-detail/story.html

25th August – Summer BBQ and Beer Festival at The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh.  Near Ashford.

25th August – 29th August: Watch me on the BBC Weather at BBC South East Today, 630pm and 1025pm.  Also on BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex

Previous events:

26th May – Bank Holiday Monday.  Surrey County Show, near Guildford.  We filmed for a new TV Channel Living Surrey (Sky Channel 192 from June 13th).  One of the things we filmed was the ‘Pig with the Grumpiest Face’ competition – hilarious!  For more information click here

Watch the trail for the show and a few clips from the Surrey Show

Or fancy seeing me handling a huge pig and winning a prize?!


11th June – GOLF for women.  If you missed this event – there is another one on September 17th!  Come along and join in an informal ladies introduction to Golf, have a go on the course with me followed by a delicious lunch.  Details to follow.

14th June – Launch of ‘It’s a Knock Out’ competition!  Find out the information here and get a team together for the 5th October in Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells…  I will be taking part in October so why not challenge my team?

15th June – ‘Secret Garden’ event 2-5pm.  Charity Garden Party for tea, cake and merriment.   Live music from an exquisite vocal and ukulele trio ‘ArteMiss’ and it is set to be a wonderful and jolly day out whilst having a nosy around someone else’s garden!  Donations of £5 on the door to help raise vital funds for EllenorLions hospices and ChYps Children’s Hospice at Home.

Take a look at the article from the event here www.courier.co.uk/Kaddy-Lee-Preston-star-attraction-Courier-editor/story-21242860-detail/story.html

20th June – Living Surrey video 2 http://www.livingsurrey.co.uk/ep2.html

30th June –  Elite Hair Academy Show – Hair styling, drummers, dancers and retail stands.  Bannatynes Hotel Hastings, in the Montgomery Suite 7-11pm.  Here’s a video from the night with a brief clip of me getting my hair done live on stage (scroll to 1min 57 seconds!)!  https://www.dropbox.com/s/xhzak3u4ebzm8e4/EHA%20Music-Web%20HD720p.mov

 4th July – Launch of the Kent Wildlife Weekend.  ‘Festival of Wildlife’.

10th July – Prize giving and awards presentation at Rainham School for Girls.

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Carnival Craziness

Well, it must be summer because every weekend is slam jam ram packed full of fun activities, events and hopefully sunshine! This Saturday 29th June I shall be officially opening the Bearsted & Thurnham Carnival & Fayre (see map) and so please come along and say hello, have your picture taken with me, ask me weather questions – or just have a natter with me over a cuppa or an ice cream!

*Weather update* (As of Thursday 27th June) – It is looking absolutely lovely for Saturday – just what we want!  Staying DRY, with a 10mph NW’ly wind, and some great sunny spells.  Not wall to wall sunshine but at least it’s not snowing/raining/thundering!

I will also be judging various competitions throughout the day – so read more if you’d like to enter or if you know some budding competitive spirits! All that’s left now is to forecast some sunshine…

Bearstead Fayre 1


Saturday 29th June 2013

12.00 Judging of Carnival Procession
12.15 Procession leaves Madginford
1.30 Carnival arrives at the Green with Marching Bands & Walking Groups
1.30 – 1.45 Opening Ceremony by Kaddy Lee-Preston (Presenter & Broadcast Meteorologist)
Presentations to Best Floats and Walking Groups.
2.00 – 2.30 Select and Crowning of Carnival Princess – Children’s ‘Scarecrow’ Fancy Dress
Competition throughout/during the afternoon ~ judging and presentation of prizes
2.30 – 2.45 Display of Country Dancing by Thurnham Infants School
2.45 – 3.00 Interval
3.00 – 3.30 Arena activity to be announced
3.45 – 4.10 The Great Arena Challenge (arranged by the Scouts & Brownies)
4.10 – 4.30 Arena activity to be announced
4.30 – 4.45 Grand Draw (main prizes only)

Not the best umbrella to have today.

I wonder if my balloon umbrella will be useful?

I look forward to seeing you there!  If you want to enter into the procession or fancy dress competitions the details are below.

Throughout the Afternoon

✶ Mini Fun Fayres ✶ Refreshments ✶

✶ Numerous Stalls and Sideshows ✶ The Imperial Jazz Band ✶

✶ Special Side Shows & Charity Stalls ✶

Carnival Procession
✶ Prize For The Best Dressed Stall ✶

Carnival Princess
Invitation to all 8-11 year-olds in local schools
Advance entry forms from the
Fayre Secretary on 738455 or
June Wilkins on 737773
All times are approximate
and subject to adjustment.
Children’s Fancy Dress
Enter on the day ~ all welcome
plus many other valuable prizes

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