Friday, 2 May 2008

Good Golly!

Just past the clock tower in Newton Abbot, you'll find 'Magpies'. It's a lovely shop with an ever changing variety of stock.

Yesterday, they had a wonderful collection of golliwogs on display.

My favourite was this one with the stripey trousers.

Some of these come from New Zealand.

Here they are enjoying the sights of Newton Abbot!

They are very popular and so I don't think these will be on Rick and Carol's shelves for very long .

If you're not a Golly fan then Magpies still has a fantastic selection of bears.

So appealing!

After that you can take a break in 'The Nest' at the back of the shop. Here you'll find a huge picture of Cockington.So big, that you can almost jump into it and take that leisurely walk.But mark my words..Cockington will be a tad more busy than this, this weekend!

Finally, I nipped to Exeter on an early train today. An umbrella of gloom hung over the city and I seemed to be the only one with a smile on my face. I'm not sure why ;-)

(Still not feeling confident about Monday though!)

Monday, 28 April 2008


A satisfying sight!
And, at last, some time to spend in the garden yesterday.

I love my greenhouse area!

Which, until 2004, was merely a space...until I found a man who could! ;-)