Friday, 15 October 2010

A busy week...

This week began with a road trip. Hubby and I toured round some areas where were may end up moving to. Although it's early days yet and our house is not even ready to go on the market; there is only so much you can see on the internet, and we wanted to get a better idea of a few different areas.

We stopped here for tea and cake (priorities!!). Pity this wasn't for sale; as I could fancy living here:

It's Sibsey Trader Mill, operated by English Heritage. They still grind flour, have a little plant shop and serve lovely tea and cake!

We saw several nice places; and I found a house clearance shop that I wouldn't mind living in. I have never seen so much stuff. There was room after room of things; from lovely antiques, down to absolute junk. I think you could be in there for weeks and not see half of it.

After a poor run of car boot sales over the last few weeks; I have finally had a bit of success at my local one; and some good charity shop finds. Somehow, pink and blue seems to be a bit of a theme:

There is very little time now for me to sort out what I am taking to the Northampton Vintage and Home Made Fair on 23 October. I'm very excited about it; but worried my little car is too small to bring everything I'd like. Some pruning is required!! To me, deciding what stock to bring is the hardest part - I hope I make the right choices.

Finally, on our dog walks this week, we have been to a local walled garden; which still has beautiful flowers, even in mid-October. Perhaps I am showing my useless gardening skills; but our garden has very little left in flower now. I wish it looked more like this:

Still, at least I have lots of flowery china.


  1. Hi Vicki .... I will be at Northampton on Saturday too ... I am dreading the look on my husband's face when I show him what I have to pack in the car! See you soon x

  2. Hiya, I know what you mean about packing the car; there won't be a lot of space this time; I hope I'll be able to fit in! See you Saturday, eek, that's tomorrow now!

  3. Lovely to have met you, and had you as my "next door neighbour" at the fair!
    Hope you had a great day, as I am sure you did, and look forward to seeing you at the next fair!!
    It was a lovely event!!!

    Sharon xx

  4. Hi Sharon,
    It was lovely to meet you too and I am very much looking forward to the next fair. Hope to see you there.