Saturday, 8 January 2011

Cup Magic! ;-)

Take a seat...there's plenty spare! ;-)

We're here for the magic of...

The F.A.Cup!

The competition where absolutely anything can happen!

As we walked towards the turnstiles , today, I smiled and thought

that you have to be a complete nutcase if you make a 730 mile

round trip just to see your team lose!! LOL!!

I just knew that Torquay would win today!

Carlisle to Torquay! Phew!

Glad it was not the other way around as I certainly would not
have been that mad to make such a journey.

Anyway...Torquay battled to the end... and tomorrow

we are in the draw for the 4th round.

For little clubs like Torquay United, this is one way to

make some extra money.

This mosaic, outside the ground, was constructed in 2005.

It brightens up an otherwise dull area!

Very close to Plainmoor is the area of St Marychurch.

This is where we often park and then have a stroll before the match.

'Bygones' is a fabulous escape into the past...although we didn't have time

for that today, I do recommend it.

St Marychurch has everything you need for your everyday needs!

It also has the only independent bookshop in Torquay.

'The House of Fables'

And a bonus was that the sun shone all day!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!!


Monday, 3 January 2011

Looking back! ;-)

January brought...

A sad goodbye to loyal friends as they were packed away!
Crafting began again , in earnest!
And a crisis on Telegraph Hill as one son, his friend
and a clapped out old banger...were stranded!!


February brought...

Bath time! A real treat!
More crafting...
and a potter around the lovely little Dorset town of

(Oh and another birthday!)


March brought...

The month when I got on my high horse
about ' copying ' !!
But, I still found time to make some bunting,
find an old Alice and Jerry reading book...
and way hay... Bath again, due to cheap train tickets!


April brought...

April took us all over the place!
Paignton was looking very cheery .
St Ives...where the tide was out and so I had the CK shop all to myself!
Totnes ( Yes,Totnes pokes its nose into every month!)
Exmouth, where the best bit in the town is the park!


May brought...

On our way to the V&H Fair at Chipping Sodbury,we
stopped at Shaftesbury for lunch.
And of course, nearer to home, a visit to Hill House Nursery
was an absolute MUST at this time of year!


June brought...

I decided to have an ' At home sale' of vintage,
handmade and other bits!
We visited Shaldon very early one morning and wandered around
choosing our favourite abode!
A Vintage sale in Chagford saw us return with some fab bits for the garden!


July brought...

My mum and dad celebrated another anniversary..61 years.
We took them to Cockington..gee up!
I decided that living in Newton Abbot was not so bad after all
And..the Shabby Vintage bloke group was set up at
The V&H Textile Fair!


August brought...

We found the sun in Clun, Shropshire!
We called in at Hay on Wye on the way
Ludlow was a must as we tracked down the new Zani Lady premises
And then we found ourselves Cornwall bound
for the Homespun Fair at Portscatho.


September brought...

The Rougemont Gardens , Exeter,were at their best!
We took a few days break in Dorset!
On the way , I grabbed a vintage satchel in Honiton
and then there was The Girls own store, Bridport!


October brought...

Now married to Mr S for 17 years, he took me on a jolly
to his hometown of Brixham!
We had a lovely stroll around Wells after the first Frome
Vintage Bazaar
And ..Totnes again..for the brilliant Nostalgic Mix Fair!


November brought...

Sal's Vintage Fabrics got a mention in Sew Hip Magazine!
The V&H Christmas Fair was excellent..Mr Custard
thoroughly enjoyed it!
A good friend and I had a pressing engagement and spent the morning
looking at vintage irons!
Mr S and I caught the train to Barnstaple!


December brought...

Salisbury was simply beautiful!
Old friends returned to make their presence felt in our house.
A spot of Christmas reading got me into the spirit!
And...yes..late night shopping at Totnes is something
that everyone should experience!! ;-)


One wonders what 2011 will bring!!