It's early in the morning and we've arrived at The Phoenix, Exeter on what looks like is going to be a extremely hot day.
Sitting under this grotesque iron bird (!), we unload and then park our cars elsewhere.
I'm left minding the goodies..that is mine and Amanda's!
And I hope they hurry back as there is a very irritating, drunken man, hovering nearby!
We're in Gandy Street , one of my fave streets in Exeter.
Ah Exeter... one of my fave cities in the UK!
It's quiet right now but Exeter is a very alive and buzzing city and soon it will wake up and get going.
We're here for the Handmade Home fair, organised by Joe...
Very mindful of the fact that it is the week of the Devon County Show and also that the weather is exceedingly hot, we wonder if anyone will actually come through the door of the Phoenix Centre.
If they don't then they've missed a treat...or two.
The first surprise of the day was seeing the lovely Hesta of Green Glamour and she had some adorable hand made goodies with her.
I took some of my vintagey bits and pieces..no surprise there!
During the course of the day, I met some lovely people. The the beauty of doing this sort of thing is that you do meet the friendliest, like minded folk.
I chatted to a lovely lady from Exmouth,who happened to say that she reads my blog !
Then there was a retired teacher, originally from Suffolk, who now lives in Exeter and thus we quickly put the UK education system to rights during our brief conversation !! ;-)
As I mentioned, my 'partner in crime' was there...aka Shabby Chick from Totnes.
The day whizzed by.
There was a very lovely lady from Newton Poppleford...and this is one place which I have earmarked for a visit asap!
The day whizzed by.
After we had packed up, we wandered around to the Cathedral (via the John Gandy for a pint!) and
away from the shops, just to find some peace and quiet... and enjoy a good natter!
Mr M&S was very good in providing supper for us and then we drove back around the coast road, which I love and prepared ourselves for an evening's viewing...footy and 'Dorothy'!
Great results to finish off the day superbly well.
And now...Mr S has promised me a treat today!