Friday, 23 April 2010

It's Friday....

There is the most lovely painting in Fat Lemons Cafe !
I 'climb into' this painting whenever we pop into the cafe, for coffee.
Isn't it gorgeous?!
I think I am one of the luckiest gals in blogland!
To live a stone's throw from Totnes...and a little bit of this...
and that.
'This'n That' was exceedingly busy today and so I couldn't take many photos.
But if you visit her blog,
Lesley has some of the Eileen Soper /Enid Blyton
posters for sale at a reduced price !

I never get fed up with Totnes and would go there everyday, if I could!

However, Friday is the best day...for obvious reasons!

Amanda's stall looked as fresh and as charming as always.

So pleasing to the eye!

And of course she'll be at the Vintage and Handmade Fair on May 1st.

Of course, Totnes does have so many other unique shops and unique people so you won't be disappointed if you visit the town.
And Mr S told me that there are free nose piercings with every haircut, in the Gents' what more could a man want ?!!

Yep, that's Totnes for you!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

First steps and first.... ;-)

Standing on Newton Abbot station, on Sunday, waiting for a train, I suddenly realised that I had ****** up with the train times!

The train about to arrive, was a one carriage, tiddley thing.

There were enough people standing on the platform to fill it and so a hasty, 'executive' decision (because I know that Mr S likes to travel in style!) meant that we had 45 minutes to kill before a ' proper ' train came our way.

It was a beautiful morning and opposite the station is a lovely park,

Courtenay Park.

Courtenay Park is very special to me.

It's a park where I had a 'first'!

Now I know what you are all thinking ... stop it right away!!!!

(No, I did not have my first 'snog' there, with my boyfriend, on a Friday night!)

(That was in Forde Park!! LOL ;-)

When I was very young , my mum used to take me to Courtenay Park rather a lot.

We lived nearby and it was like a garden to us as we only had a tiny back yard at that time .

My mum was in despair, because, at the age of 18 months, I still could not walk!

I bottom shuffled very effectively and efficiently !

Thus, I put my energies into talking!

No surprise there eh?!

Anyway, there I was...18 months old and shuffling around the grass...when all of a sudden, the band in the bandstand, started to play.

And guess what I did...?

You've got it!

I took my first steps , towards the band, in this lovely park.

Well I don't remember any of this, of course but my mum has often told the tale.

Newton Abbot does have some lovely parts to explore and it has much history.

On Sunday morning it was showing itself off at its best.

By now, it was almost time for our train but I'll no doubt bring you some more of Newton Abbot...
some day soon.

Finally, the bandstand was surrounded with scaffolding on Sunday so I snitched the top photo from the Teignbridge website!


Monday, 19 April 2010

As I was going to ....

Yesterday, a spur of the moment decision took us down to... Cornwall!
St Ives!
With its glorious beaches and little winding streets, I think I was in heaven for a while.
And the train journey from St Erth to St Ives..well the views are absolutely stunning!
On the train I said to dear Mr S...
'It's ok, it's Sunday and IT won't be open...but it doesn't matter.'
But imagine my (our!!!) hoots of delight when we found that the door was open!
I must have struck lucky as not only was the door well and truly open but I had the whole shop to myself!
The tide was out and so the streets were quiet!
Which is just as well because, if you haven't visited, it's a tiny CK!
But quaint... and charming!
Just as the whole town is!

I loved it; it's my kind of place!

Yes...Cornwall is growing on me!
I'll be back!
Hope your weekend was lovely too!