Tuesday, 14 March 2017
A BUSY weekend
Just about poking my head above the parapet now, after a hectic 4 day weekend, filled with Fairs and Auctions. When I DID have a quiet moment, I began a new book and am now just a couple of chapters from the end. I can recommend it - I love Ann Cleeve's Shetland series the best of her writing, because of the continuity.
There weren't many stands outside at the Carmarthen Fleamarket on Sunday (a dire forecast, which came to pass with terrific heavy rain at about 10 to 11). I had a wander round before the doors (and later heavens!) opened, and found two lovely old butter print (stamp) made in Sycamore and naively but expertly crafted. Sycamore was used as it withstands being washed regularly. The other butter print was sharper and will be sold - this one stays with me so I can enjoy it for a bit!
Some friends of ours had this little painted pot (copper underneath the paint) on their stall. I just fell in love with it and they did me a good deal, so it is home with me now and waiting for a suitable sized pot plant to go in it. I think it's painted by the same talented lady (from Whitemill I think) whose work I have seen in the area on other things like breadbins and coal scuttles.
We were given a well-made nest box by the folk who have the Shoot on Next Door's land. Keith got the ladder out and with a little adjustment to the size of the nail hole, got this fitted ready for the nesting season. I'm quite excited, as I've never had a nest box before. I should imagine the Blue or Great Tits will be fighting over it.