First I would like to say a huge thank you for everyone's birthday wishes and comments on my last post. I ended my birthday with a smile reading all your kind words. Mind you I was thoroughly spoiled again and had a lovely day, so I certainly should have been smiling.
DD and her partner...still not on sale yet but I get the first one!
Well....I said I would show you what we got up to at the weekend and which 'celebrity' we rubbed shoulders with and so here goes..... ( mind you I use the term loosely, 'cos although I think most people will recognise him, the term celebrity does seem to be used to describe any random exhibitionist who is prepared to embarass themselves and most of their audience on these so called reality shows nowadays). You can guess here I am not a fan!! ( of reality shows that is not this gentleman, although quite honestly he's a sort of amusing bloke on the tele presenting an antique show, nothing that I can get really excited about!)
Struth...talk about grumpy old women...I really sound like one don't I? I'm not really, but the use of the word 'celebrity', along with 'hero' certainly means a far different thing now than it did a few years ago!
Saturday was fairly quiet and on Sunday we first went here.....
beautiful Stamford to an Antique fair. It was windy but at least fine. Apparently Friday had been horrendous, but I have to say it was very poorly attended. It did mean however that at least you could get to the stalls to have a good root around....
It was here that we spotted.........
They were filming episodes of bargain hunt and because of the lack of people, it must have been quite a bonus for them to be able to do so almost undisturbed. So when the new series goes out, if you see a flash of bright orange trying to get out the way, it could be me, 'cos even with all that space they kept coming to the same stalls I was happily browsing in.
Any way I did manage to find a Christmas present for my DD, a pair of fantastic 40s glasses to add to my costume I am getting together (more about that another time) and a wooden shoe form, which I shall use to shape some felt slippers I am trying out (adults this time) and then use it for display in my sewing room.
From here we went on to Wansford to the Nene Valley railway to what has for the past two years been one of the highlights of my birthday weekend. But alas once again there was such a poor turn out. The weather didnt help either as by now it was drizzling quite heavily.
There were still some brave souls sporting 40s outfits, and I think that the Saturday had been much better attended, but it will be a shame if it peters out.
We finished the day with a lovely meal at a country pub. I did enjoy the day it just seemed such a shame that after all the effort put into these things we are in danger of losing them through lack of support.
Well I'm off to do a bit of work (sewing) now before I allow myself a few minutes... (who am I kidding).. with Professor Layton!!....well......got to keep the old brain cells working!