Yesterday I got the chance to take some AMAZING sunrise photographs, as we arrived at Malvern for the Fleamarket just as the sun rose over the hills. I had the car pulled off the road and the camera out quicker than you could say Jack Sprat! These first few photos need no words.
Lilac - amazing!
Then it was into the fray. These are a bit out of synch as we did all the outside stalls first - although there were half the number that were there on the August Bank Holiday Monday. I have just bought a Fitbit (which arrived on Friday, so I was able to give it a workout on Saturday and see how it worked, before trying it on Sunday. I walked a similar number of steps each day, but Saturday's included a walk and I clocked up 14,000+ steps. Yesterday almost exactly the same number (14,000 plus) but less energetically so I am about to go out for a goodly walk and set that straight. It also counts the calories burned, and as I need to lose weight (a couple of stone if I am honest) this can only be for the good. I shall report back later.
Above and below were taken at a stall in the Avon Hall which had some lovely treen items we particularly liked.
Outside, this poor old taxidermy squirrel had floppy ears! Compared with a taxidermy red squirrel I had seen the previous day though, this one was in full health. Friday's example was half white from extreme old age and I reckon someone must have found it dead on the ground and had it stuffed!
A general biew of stands in the Avon hall.
Some nice Art Nouveau tiles, sold as singles and the stall holder was also offering wooden frames to mount them in. My favourite was the deep red flower bottom left.
Finally - I think the saddle at the back was a tad under-horsed!
On our way out we passed "Old Rosie" from Much Marcle, and had a chat with her owner and driver. She is there for the Autumn Show at Malvern next weekend.
Back later - I have been sat here for an hour or more waiting for photos to load as broadband is so dire . . .