Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Christmas at its best! Totnes!!

How I ever battled through the crowds last night, I will never know!!
I don't often get an evening off and I don't often get a stinking cold either..the two decided to coincide..but as my mum often says, 'Bite the bullet!!'

Thankfully, we made it up the hill, to Amanda's lovely stall!

It's the one for which I always make a beeline !

Always a pleasure! I bought three super duper, pink, vintage, if didn't you know, it's the year of the vintage bauble!! ;-)

Amanda always has the time to spare, to chat and catch up with the news..she reads many of our blogs!

Talking of pleasures... 'This 'n That'...

The streets of Totnes were lined with stalls and if you love the Christmas markets, either here or abroad, then Totnes is up there with was wonderful! But packed!

And then there was the entertainment...what entertainment it was too!!

We found ourselves standing for what seemed forever, watching this band as they burst into song. Aptly positioned outside 'Animals in Distress, they burst into song with such lyrics which made us roar with laughter...they sang about 'Worms' and 'Christmas Turkeys', amongst other things and had their own unique style to entertain!


There's nothing like good, live street music ...(there's so much talent out there compared to the rubbish in the charts eh?!! Terry and Aled excepted of course!)

I wish you could have savoured the flavour of these musicians!

Meanwhile, at the other end of the town..these musicians 'blew me away' completely!!

What an evening! ;-)

(Maybe those responsible for the so called 'Victorian Evening' in Newton Abbot, this year, ought to visit Totnes for a few ideas.. and to see how something is done well!!)


Hen said...

Looks great. Would have loved to have been there.
Hen x

MelMel said...

Looks very festive and fun!xx

the flour loft said...

i love live street music... your photos make me feel like i have enjoyed the evening with you.. thanks.. off to warm up with a hot chocolate now!!
ginny xx

Wild Rose said...

It sounds like a lovely day. Such a shame that you were feeling a little under the weather ~ stay warm and get better soon.

Marie x

summerfete said...

I love your snow effect!

Josie said...

looks great, good photo's, makes you feel as though you are there too!
Josie x

Ragged Roses said...

It sounds like you hada great time Sal. I haven't been to Totnes in years but I remember we always had fun when we visited. Enjoy all the Christmas fun

Simone said...

I feel as though I was there with you such is the atmosphere from the photos! I would love to have had a look through Amanda's stall. It looks like a lovely place to visit.

Country Cottage Chic said...

It looks fabulous! Love the look of the shops & stalls.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Sal, I just love your Christmas posts. They put me in a Christmas cheer. : )

cocoa and blankets said... keep tantalising me with these wonderful pictures of Totnes..I am getting greener with every and hugs H

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a lovely Christmassy blog, Sal - Totnes looks lovely and it really looks as though it has entered into the real spirit of Christmas. Hope the cold is soon better,

twiggypeasticks said...

Looks fab. Get well soon, we also have colds AGAIN - arghhhh
Twiggy x

funkymonkey said...

That's my sort of shopping. By the way, I love the snow on your pages - I finally feel a bit Christassy.


ethel and edna's tearoom said...

The colour of your font is perfect - I am green with envy. Wish I could've been there but glad you had fun.
The snow on the pics is fab. :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sal!
Many thanks for such a lovely post and lovely photos too! I do hope that you're feeling much better?!
We've had three great evenings at Totnes...such a brilliant atmosphere with excellent live music and street performers. It really feels Christmassy and in stark contrast to the frantic bustle of most towns late night shopping!
It was lovely to see you and I hope that you have a very Happy Christmas!
Amanda (Shabby Chick) xx

Rosie said...

I enjoyed this visit to Totnes. Thanks for sharing it with us. The snow effect is brilliant by the way. When Andy first saw it I was looking at the photos of inside your home. He said I should tell you that you have a hole in your roof as it is snowing in your kitchen. Silly old thing! x

Rosie said...

Totnes looks wonderful - what super, festive shops and a great community spirit. Thank you for taking us with you. Hope you are feeling better now:)

Country Bliss said...

What fun, just what you need to get into the Christmas spirit. Love the gingham hearts.
Yvonne x

sharie said...

Lucky you living near such a scrummy shop! I could spend all day in there and come out with my bags packed to the brim.

BTW love your kitchen in the previous posts ;-)