I love Summer Fetes. A unique combination of cake stalls, pony rides, bottle raffles, face-painting, and other such delights guaranteed to excite most small children.
This School Fete had a coconut shy. Aim - try and hit a coconut with a tennis ball. Success rate - usually poor.
To lessen the disappointment for those that were determined to practice their hand/eye co-ordination on a coconut, prizes were awarded if you managed to make the coconut wobble - or perhaps the teachers didn't want to lug the 2 huge sacks of coconuts home if there were no winners.
A few tennis balls later we set off home with not 1 but 2 coconuts.
"So how do we open it?"
Hmmm, not sure, I'll quickly pop over to the Etsy forums and ask my UK Etsy friends. They advised large bowls, wearing of an apron and an array of tools. And so the coconuts were opened - without any accidents too.
Coconut water on a warm day was a delicious treat, I just wish we'd won a few more..