Sunday, 15 January 2012

Such a perfect day .....

 ............ well actually a perfect weekend !

Yesterday was the first Northampton Vintage Jumble organised by Ann & Trevor .... the buyers were certainly champing at the bit and when the doors opened at 11 it was manic.  A bit of post Christmas vintage shopping withdrawal I feel and they were certainly quenching their thirst (in the tea room area too ... it took me an hour before I could battle my way through the crowds to grab a cuppa !).

Not complaining though as a lot of old stock was snapped up, did a spot of bargain hunting myself and had catch up chats with the lovely sellers.  Here is a collage of the day ...

On our way home we stopped in Great Doddington to visit Poppy Patch .... a little bit of fabric retail therapy and of course to spend some of my cash

The weekend just got better when I awoke this morning to another beautiful sunrise and sharp frost and trotted off to Hitchin for the Sunday car boot sale.  There I was ambling along having just bagged some vintage cotton reels for a pound when I heard a voice beside me say we will wait 30 seconds.  Wait for what I wondered ..... then it dawned on me that the church bells were ringing and when I turned to my left there stood Eric Knowles and a BBC film crew.  They were filming the next series of Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is.  Just around the corner by the river was another crew with John Cameron.

So good readers if you watch this autumn's series look carefully for a daft old bat in the background with a pink flowery shopping trolley and a sewing box tucked under her arm ;-)

All in all a great weekend doing what I like best which was a great pick-me-up as my OH starts a three day week from tomorrow into March with a whole week off at half term.  He also had a return visit to hospital last week about ongoing problems with his replacement knee .... looks like Mr Surgeon messed up and there is nerve damage so now he goes back for blood tests this week and a biopsy in February with the possibility that they will have to operate again to sort it out.

Keep smiling :-)


  1. Glad you had such a good weekend, the weather has been fabulous even if very cold!

  2. Glad you can still smile Debbie, and your weekend sounds like a good one. Love the rabbit pate tureen in your mosaic. Bad news re the knee though............

    1. That's what I was going to say. You are a strong character Debbie. After such a situation you act strong. I'm really sorry to hear about your husband though. I wish you good luck and by wearing a Sapphire Ring you can get lucky!

  3. It's weekends like that that keep us going!!! It was lovely to meet you at the Jumble and I hope that you have more nice weekends to see you through the bad times. Nostalgic Vicky xxx

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog. Strangely although your blog has an embedded comments box it loaded first time for me......wonder if blogger read my post and sorted it lol!
    Sounds like you had a good weekend. Hope your husband gets his knee sorted.
    Yes, we all need try to keep on smiling.
    Carol xx

  5. Lovely piccies, sounds like a great weekend. Sorry to read about hubby though, I hope they sort it out quickly.

  6. Right. Got that. Daft old bat, pink flowery Ethel trolley, sewing box tucked under arm. Autumn. Will you remind us! I am spitting with envy over your find of the cotton reels. As for the ink i use - acrylics. Iron, and they are fixed. Great fun! x

  7. Sounds like a lovely weekend. Shame about OH, hope he can get it sorted soon.