Once again, you will have to forgive the long gaps between posts, but we have had - yet again - another jet-setting week, with not one, but two visits into England (Gloucestershire to be precise) to go to auction. It was a two day auction and we viewed the furniture the first day, bought on line on the live internet link to the saleroom, and came back today to collect our purchases - two old coffers, very much needing some tlc. One is to keep as we fell in love with it - beautifully carved in a West country design - probably Somerset in origin. The other is to restore as best we can and then sell on.
We are starting with the view over the old Severn bridge, which we hadn't been across since the new one had been built - which must be 15 years or so now. Below is the new bridge.
The auction was in Wotton-under-Edge, and as we strolled around the town today, I took a few photos. Some nice old houses here, at the bottom end of the town, and then the view up the High Street. Lots of beautiful hanging baskets and plenty of colour.
Anyway, there are more photographs, but they are so slow to load because the broadband is rubbish. I need to get on to BT again, but really cannot face speaking to India for an hour until the weekend is over. We are off down Cardiff way for an Antiques Fair on Sunday, so we hope to do well. Back tomorrow or Saturday with another post.