Sunday, 19 April 2009

Gee up!

Well, here we are and we're under starter's orders!
And just look at that sky!

Blimey, I dont think I can make it over this!
When he says 'jump', I jump..but not that flippin high!

It seems a heck of a way to run, especially on a Sunday!
And one of us is decidedly flagging already ;-)

We are at Newton Abbot racecourse....

The views are towards both Wolborough Hill

...and Knowles Hill

This is also where the 'mighty' Torquay United have their training pitches. And judging by their absence it shows just how keen they must be to gain promotion !Hmmm!

But we're not here for the races or the footy.

It's the car booty...known as 'The Big One'.

T'is busy today!

Even the scarecrows are meeting!

The plants look good.

Although I didn't find too much at today's booty, to write home about !

However, two crinoline lady pics , 50p for the two, isn't bad eh?!

They even have the maker's name and the date on the reverse ,1972, plus where they were framed too...a gallery in Newton Abbot.

I did purchase some very healthy looking Fuchsias

In particular...

Devonshire Dumpling!
My favourite!

Back by 10am !

And now to spend the rest of the day in the sun!



B Loggersprop said...

I wished I could have been there

I have always dreamed of being an "extra"


You are my favourite Demshur Dumplin' xx

Tillybud said...

I love fuschias too. Looks like a grand day was had by all!

Shabby Chick said...

Hope you're having as lovely and sunny a day as us! Quality not quantity with the finds, the pics are lovely and a total bargain :)


galant said...

Do you know, I've never been that fond of fucshias but seeing that one, called Devonshire Dumpling, I shall now look out for her. I reckon she would look good in the pots once the tulips are 'over'! Thank you for drawing my attention to her!
Margaret P

Simone said...

You did very well Sal. The pictures were a bargain indeed! I bet many hours of work went into making them. I think I would have gone for the Devonshire Dumpling too!

sue15cat said...

Love your new header, gorgeous picture and well done on the two pics, what a bargain.

Sue xx

Josie-Mary said...

wow I can see why they call it the big one!! The pictures are a great bargain..well done! Lovely day today, I was working & it was really quite.... I think everyone was enjoying the sun & not shopping...don't blame them :)

Floss said...

Great photos, Sal, and pretty good finds, even if there weren't too many. I'm not so jealous today because I got to my first proper Vide Greniers this afternoon!

Country Cottage Chic said...

I didn't find much this morning either but I did find some pretty plants - love the "Devon dumpling"!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Those crinoline ladies brought back memories Sal - when i was a kid they used to be everywhere, everybody had at least one on the wall, on the tablecloth - everywhere.
Your weather looks fantastic.

Sea Angels said...

oooh Sal what a lovely time..the boots have not started up here yet ...I can't wait.
Hugs Lynn
Ps I love your header, love it xxxx

our shabby cottage said...

Fantastic! I love the green grass the most though. It is Autumn here and the grass is just starting to turn green again after a very hot summer.

Rosie said...

Looks like a great morning out - the pictures are lovely - Devonshire Dumpling - what a great name for a Fuchia -very pretty, too:)

Kitty said...

I haven't been to a good car boot in way too long. So pleased you found at least a little treasure. x

Anonymous said...

Fushias are one of my very favourite flowers.
Love the scarecrows :o)