Wednesday, 9 May 2012
On the bonus side, I met and had long conversations with some lovely people, which makes up for the family who set out to deliberately defraud . . . A pox on such folk, but perhaps they are making their own "luck" in the long run.
It would have been nice to have the usual leisurely stroll with my husband on the Saturday, instead of hastily-taken trots around when things got quiet. The stallholder I was helping seemed to do very well, but a lot of people were homing in on the £5 stall and many of the other traders were saying the same thing. There were definitely less people selling, in the outside and undercover stands. Inside the "posher" area, many familiar faces, but one chap I talked to had done three big fairs in a row and not sold a thing, so I don't know what he was selling. Something expensive like longcase clocks perhaps.
Today it is housework, and some gardening. It was supposed to be a deluge of Biblical proportions today, but perhaps that has been delayed. We had half-thought about having a day out at the Fleamarket at Abergavenny, but the weather report and then a changed appointment for a boiler check-up meant we had to spend the morning at home.
My OH is working on another chair from a bargain basement, which needs restoration. I have a date with a duster, and also my kitchen sink which looks like someone has annointed it with a very oily pizza . . .
I would like to sit down and finish reading the latest Phil Rickman book (found in a Swansea charity shop) - The Lamp of the Wicked. If you haven't read his novels, I can recommend them heartily.
I have a hankering to do some crochet too, but would love some really pretty NEW wool to use . . . Perhaps a stroll around the market in town this afternoon may find a couple of balls to bring home.
Yesterday I treated myself to a new Auricula - Eden Goldfinch. I would still love some of the doubles, and green-petalled varieties, but have at the moment, just to focus on what I can buy locally. As the ones I have potted on come into flower, I need to make sure I get their proper names tagged on them - which will mean running up and down stairs to the computer to check on the colours and names! Many thanks to angusplants.co.uk whose photograph of Eden Goldfinch I have borrowed from an internet search.
These photos came from previous antiques fairs, as I didn't have a chance to take any photos this time.