I ended up having to go to the Chiropractor over my leg pains, and also my dizziness, which my cousin P said could be down to neck problems. Anyway, I am all sorted now and we were hooting with laughter at one point, so the visit cheered me up too. He's a very interesting and intelligent man and we always put the world to rights whilst he is carrying out the treatment.
Now we have another Fair behind us, I have time to play catch up a bit. This morning I have been polishing an old and damaged (it needs a new stock as the bottom 6" or so has broken off in the past) Moroccan musket with the most fabulous metalwork designs on it. We polished the metalwork up and found it's solid silver (not sterling quality, of course). If only it hadn't been used as a cosh at some point (when they ran out of ammo presumably) as it broke the end off the stock and the barrel is a bit loose too so presumably broken inside the large decorative strapping there. Never mind, it came at the right price and I think Keith will now repair it and keep it and part with the one over the kitchen inglenook.
We had our antiques friends P & D round today for coffee and cake, and a natter. It was good to see them again. We meet up at fairs but we have all been too busy this summer to meet up in between times. We sent them home with some plums and a bag of Crocosmia corms, so at least they won't all be growing on the stream bank which is where I intend to empty the wheelbarrow full of them.
I have done a little more lace work, but can spot an error. Never mind, that's what you get when you are first starting. I can live with it.
Now I am mended and it doesn't hurt to walk, I am going to hopefully get out for a walk up the valley shortly. Greenhouse first though . . .