It was my birthday on Saturday so the OH has took a few days off so we can have a week long celebration, with lots of days trips and meals out. I do like to drag it out.
We had an exciting trip to London on Wednesday for the Country living fair in Islington. It was great fun and some really interesting stalls. There were loads of vintage stalls which were all really busy so much so that we weren't able to get in them without resorting to pushing and shoving with elbows out which we would not do. I lost out on a big jar of buttons, threads, thimbles and other vinatge sewing goodies because I am too polite, 'No,no you go first...' These fair goers are serious they don't care for anyone, elbows out and in they charge bagging the bargains. Oh well it saved me money.
The most exciting thing was meeting the author of the book I am loving at the moment, 'Cute and easy crochet' - Nicki Trench. I know I keep going on about but its great easy to follow instructions and the projects are so cute. I got to see the blanket I am working on at the moment and its gorgeous. I have now made 132 squares. Only 268 to do.
Today we had lunch out at the Barge Inn in Battlesbridge which is where they is an antique centre. Meatballs and linguine yummy. I lusted after the restored chair in a shop called 'Amy's Attic' again. At a price tag of £375 I think it will stay in the shop. Sorry I don't have a photo I was too scared to ask.
We had an inpromptu trip to Mersea Island in our little old caravan. The weather on Saturday was miserable windy and cold but we had friends to visit so despite the weather we had a lovely day. I got a brand new camera for my birthday a canon powershot its fantastic so no more excuses for rubbish photos. I do love a new camera and this one is full of gadgets not to mention the 'wink' detector, which I found hilarious. I also got some more of my favourite Susie Watson china to add to my collection.