Sunday, 23 May 2010

Yesterday in Exeter...

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 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 !
(Hi there!)
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.

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!


All things nice... said...

Looks like that was a lovely event, glad you had a good day and hope you sold lots :)

All things nice...

galant said...

So glad you had a lovely day, Sal, and I was sorry not to have been able to visit you ... wretched cold and blocked nose a lot better, but just didn't feel up to driving to Eketer (as the West Indian chap on the train once called Exeter and which it has always been to me since - I hope I won't be prosecuted for saying something which isn't politically correct, but I'm only repeating how it was pronounced, not making fun - I thought it was lovely!)
Love the coast ride back, via Powderham, Star Cross, Dawlish, Teignmouth, etc, it's the way we sometimes choose to return from Eketer, too, even though it adds quite a bit of time and mileage to our journey, but what the hell with such glorious countryside/seaside to see.
Hope you sold lots of your things and that the event was well supported in spite of it being Devon County Show-Time!
Margaret P

Bobbie Lynn said...

What fun. A lot of pretty items there. Have a great day Sal.

frayedattheedge said...

I wish I could have been there - but just a little bit too far for a day trip!!

KC'sCourt! said...

Well I definitely missed a good treat! Will there be another fair anytime in Exeter? Everything looked really pretty I wish I was there perhaps next time......
Julie xxxxx

Linda Gilbert said...

Glad you had such a lovely day and perhaps an even better one today

Florence and Mary said...

It looks like a great fair!

Victoria xx

Cally's Cottage said...

SO HAPPY that it went well for you and Amanda- I hoped the weather wouldnt put people off...wasn't it a stunning day? I know the lovely lady from Buzy Lizzies from Topsham Market and her place in NP is worth a visit,if you go send her my love..
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

Bev C said...

Sounds like a great day except for the man early on in the day. Your stall looks wonderful
Happy days.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Much fun had by all I hope!

Michele x