Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Giving, receiving... and a jolly jaunt to Exeter!

Once upon a time there was a lovely large picture which lay in a shop called Otto Retro (in Exeter).
A young man took a liking to this picture whilst he was in the shop with his best mate... but he did not buy it.
When he got home he regretted not buying it (how many times have you done something like this?!)
And so... he told his mum and his mum rang the shop but they said they could not find it anywhere and so ....his mum went all the way from Torquay to the shop in Exeter, to look for it, in the hope that....but...
Sadly it was not there (...or so she thought!! )
Unbeknown to both of them, the young man's best mate had caught the train to Exeter and found the picture (just before the best mate's mum had arrived!), bought it, and whilst they wrapped it, he asked them to keep it behind the desk, whilst he did his Christmas shopping .
He then returned to Ottos and carried it all the way back to the station, to give it a train ride to Newton Abbot, where it then stood in a certain Snippets craft room for a week or so! LOL!

I am not sure who had the most pleasure...the giver or the receiver !
But there were BIG smiles all round, when a certain young man named Tris arrived at our house yesterday and was given his Christmas gift, I can tell you!
Meanwhile... the ice was not as bad today and, amazingly, ...we managed to get to Exeter !

We trekked down Fore Street to Otto, where Sarah let me snap a few photos!

Its an amazing shop with quite a turnover of things and I found an old Cadburys chocolate box, with a photo of some horses on it...being inquisitive I looked inside...glad I looked!

Have a wonderful day tomorrow everyone!

I am off to do some baking and listen to the Carols!



Pomona said...

Have a very happy Christmas!

Pomona x

A Bun Can Dance said...

What a wonderful story!
Happy, Happy Christmas Sal ! Have a fabulous time!
Denise x

Ragged Roses said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family - have awonderful time

KC'sCourt! said...

Thats a really lovely story, what lovely friends
Marry Christmas

THIS'N'THAT said...

Hi, A very Happy Christmas to all of the 'Snippets Family' (sounds like a set out of Happy families!
Keep meaning to go to see Otto Retro, thanks for the reminder ... does the ceramic gentleman with the grey outfit and hat remind you of anyone?
Lesley XX

silverpebble said...

Have a wonderful Chrsitmas Sal and best of all wishes for 2010. Love Emma xxxx

Felicity said...

hope you have a very merry christmas!
fliss xx

BusyLizzie said...

Seasons Greetings to you & your family Sal. Thank you for sharing Sarah's shop, I have heard a lot about it & must visit it sometime!!! Lizzie xxx

Tristan said...

Merry Christmas Sal. A very good account of the picture story. It now hangs pride of place on my wall. All the best Tris x

Ellouise88 said...

Another shop to put on my visiting list! Hope you're having a very merry Christmas!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Hope you all had a lovely day yesterday! Great find - did you get the chocolate box too?
I think I need to move to Devon....


landcuckoo said...

I love sneaky surprise pressies! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, best wishes for a great New Year
Love Sarah x