I did make a few purchase though: a pair of old knitting needles (see, I do like a nice pale blue!), a (French!) wire egg basket and a small wicker basket for some of my yarn. I love a nice basket - I made a wicker log basket a few years ago and so appreciate the amount of effort that goes into making them.
I also loved this stall with its collection of furry friends and felt so sorry for them when it started to rain!
So, that was the antique fair - I loved it and plan going to another one that they have scheduled for just before Christmas.
The other 'new thing' on my list this week (yes, 2 in one week!) was a tai chi session. There is a festival going on in a nearby town and I happened to pick up a copy of their brochure in the local library. There were a few things that we liked the look of - the classic car rally from a couple of weeks ago being R's favourite - but the only other one I could fit in was a tai chi session in the parish hall. There isn't really much to say about it - I enjoyed the tai chi itself; it's very calming and the movements are beautiful and I'm sure it's excellent for balance and coordination. My only problem was that I found the parish hall to be incredibly depressing. It reminded me of village hall run playgroups when my girls were small, that I put up with so they could socialize but which made me want to run for the hills. The fact that it was on a main road with the sound of lorries thundering by didn't help the mood either. So, despite enjoying the tai chi, I decided that it was too far to go every week for the session, too depressing and too much - I already do pilates, swimming, aquarobics and zumba; I don't really have time for another form of exercise, but it was interesting as a one off.
Other happies this week include:
Helping E to make a gluten free 'Pusheen cake' for her friend's birthday:
Helping E to make 'Zeus cakes' for school - they have a Classics department meeting once a week and there is now a cake rota!
Starting to knit my first sock.
Finally, Newbury Apple Day! A few years ago we visited the Apple Day in Cambridge's botanical gardens. It was fabulous with a huge marquee, various activities and apples ranging from A-Z to be tasted and bought. We spent the whole day there, had a fabulous time and all remember it fondly. Unfortunately, Newbury's version didn't quite live up to our expectations ............. one stall in the market square!
It's half term this week and I'm off to Oxford today to collect E from her 'sleepover' with L. Have a lovely, restful week and cross your fingers for some better weather.
Toodle pip for now. x