Saturday, 25 September 2010

Exeter ! ;-)

I've been suffering withdrawal symptoms lately!

And so it was about time that we ventured.... upline ! ;-)

And what a beautiful day to do it!

The trouble was, that many other people had the same idea as us.... the city was heaving!

The beauty of Exeter is that you can escape to peace and quiet

so very quickly and so very easily! Which we did!

And when I could see that Mr S was becoming quite fraught with the noise and the crowds...

I took him by the hand and led him... this way...

I always say this...that the parks departments in Devon work

so hard to produce many stunning displays.

If you are in Exeter, it will take you just a minute to find the Rougemont Gardens.

And from there, you can follow the path into Northernhay Gardens.

It really is worth it!

99% of shoppers in Exeter probably don't even know that these gardens exist.

This was the treat of the day for me.

City? What city?

You would never think you were in one.

There was some lovely art work on display, too.

If you are not sure how to get to the gardens then find Violette, which is situated at the top of

the town, very near to Rougemont Castle.

I have to have my dose of vintage when I go to Exeter.

At the other end of the city, 'The Real McCoy' , in Fore Street,

is a fascinating place for vintage clothes.

It's a bit dark and dimpsy do inspect your clothes well!!

Moth holes can be easily missed...we've discovered that!

But my fave place is of course..

Jolly junk for happy homes!

Always a pleasure!

A good turnover of junk means that each visit is different!

I didn't buy anything in Ottos... but Mr S found himself an old AA badge for his car.

And I came home with 'Collect it' to read this evening.

Let's hope the day is as good's the booty at the Racecourse

and I've brushed up on my Polish, in readiness!!


Tuesday, 21 September 2010


What a beautiful world we do live in!

I'm feeling quite happy today!

Slowly, but surely, I am learning to do things on my MacBook Pro....

even to the point of making a website! ;-)

I've wandered around the garden this morning, snapping happily!

And better still, I've just been asked to send some photos of

my vintage fabrics, to a national magazine!

Here's hoping they are good enough to get a mention!!

Way hay! Watch this space!!