Today, Mike and I had a stroll in the park opposite his house, we watched house martins, deliquent cows and ate some cake at the cheap and unpretenious church tea rooms
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting another blogger. Kezzie was part of an orchestra who learnt and performed an opera in a weekend. The fantastic music camp is only 10 minutes down the road from my house, so I'll be going back asap, especially as they do painting sessions
Hurrah, I'd never seen a whole opera before - the performance was Janacek's Kat'a Kabanova. We sat on old armchairs on a mezzanine at one end of a large ramshackle studio, there was no sound system, it was all just pure orchestra and it was magical!
Last week was the Naphill village fete. I usually get something good. I've been going for years and past successes include a whitefriars vase for 20p, a 70s bass guitar for £1.50, a 30's tea set for £1 and a 1930s chair for £5.
The glory days are over and I'm not allowed to buy any more furniture - grrrr......... but I did get the following...
The book stall never disappoints, fake flowers and old tin tray 50p- ish each
amazing 50s space themed glasses 10p each, Obligatory Blogger Deer (OBD), Christmas Angel and long necked cat.
This amazing LP, the only one worth having at the fete. When I got home I put this on and danced round my room during the torrential rain.
one of the MAMBO JAMBO classics on the album
I also got the most horrible brooch EVER
I hope you like clowns. This one could join Krista's hideous collection
old scissors, 1960s St Michael scarf and weird Turkish coasters
oh and we had loads of luck on the tombola. I had also won a recipie book and a book to write lists in, but donated them to the bookstall because I knew I'd never use them
I bought the cakes and the coffee pot is ours, but everything else is our winnings. I bet I'll be drinking that bottle of Benedictine for the next 10 years. Love those Bronnley lavender soaps.AND the vintage port, lurvley
I bought these amazing Mondi leopard harem pants for £2 in a charity shop recently. The top is an old but crisp cotton slip, with beautiful cutwork and embroidery. (I have a thing about old manual mowers, I just love the noise they make)
Here's a great label for you label lovers and a close up of the slip
Right I'm orf again, Have a great week. I'm leaving you with a beautiful bunch of Pinks in my old Wedgewood Teapot (village fete bought Whitefriars in the background)