Saturday, 21 July 2012

Photo copy ? ;-)

You wouldn't expect to find such beauties in a city!

As we walked through the streets of Exeter to the Quay, I spotted

Hollyhocks, Hypericum, Lavatera and Honesty, to name a few. 

It just proves that city living is good for many plants and flowers!

Such sights bring joy to my heart. I get so much pleasure

from the simple things in life, which are usually free!

We met up with a lovely friend, Karen, on the Quay.

Coffee and a natter, sitting in the sun, just watching the world go by

for a while, was just what was needed...not to mention an injection

of Vitamin D. We're all in need of that and it's been a long time coming!

On the way to Fore Street, we passed by Stepcote Hill.

This is one of the oldest surviving parts of Exeter

and the history of this area is fascinating:

I love streets like this!

I've been in similar places:

Elm Hill, Norwich;

Christmas steps, Bristol;

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury.

My mind wanders and I am able to imagine what life was like

in such places, way back in history: the noises, the smells,

the goings ons!

The past is forever present and

we are so lucky that we have an amazing history

in this fine country of ours.

And talking of history, you can't beat this favourite place of mine for

a very colourful and healthy dose of 1950s/60s vintage.

I can't begin to tell you how the lovely Jenny has transformed

Otto Retro!

It's absolutely lovely and we always get the best welcome!

The shop simply oozes her enthusiasm!

I'm a massive fan and thus it is always the highlight

of our Exeter day!

Get the 'Otto Experience' is what I say!

Do you know, I was in two minds as to whether to mention what happened

to us after we had had lunch.

But I will! ;-) LOL!!

 The annual Exeter Festival Craft Fair was taking place on the Cathedral Green.

I'm looking around and snapping happily. 

The sun is shining and the mood is good.

I'm at a stall, which appears to have no seller.

(I didn't know it at the time but she was

away from her stall, gassing to a friend)

Suddenly, I am aware of a woman coming after me and shouting at me :

'No photos!!'

'Ok,' says I...and not wanting an argument, I simply walk away.

She comes running after me!

'You'll delete those whilst I wait!'

(What is this... a Gestapo reunion? )

LOL...Yeah right! (I refuse! You see, I've never been one to

obey!! In fact, try and tell me to do something

and I'll do the opposite, just for the sheer hell of it!)

'You're breaking the law!' says she.

'And you're very rude!' she continues.

This is getting really silly now...a small crowd gathers...

and she is now implying that I am going to copy her wares!!

(And we all know what I think about copying other people's work, don't we?)

Anyway, I explain that I have a blog and that in fact, I might do her some

good publicity. However, she says, 'I don't think so!'

She gets more and more agitated and carries on about 'the law'!

Thankfully,  I know a man who knows the law inside out!

And thankfully, he just happened to be with me!

What a bit of luck that was!! LOL!

He has swallowed more books on law than I've had hot dinners!;-)


Mr S steps in and, 'deals with her!'

Let's just say good 'n proper!!



KC'sCourt! said...

Oh its nice when you know a person with a really good knowledge of the LAW!
Julie xxxxxx

KC'sCourt! said...

What was this woman selling that she didn't want the world people to see?
Julie xxxxx

Sal said...

Some very mundane beach stuff,bags and general rubbish!! Nothing that would set the world alight and certainly nothing that I'd ever copy. In fact,why I ever took two photos, I will never know!! ;-)

Down by the sea said...

What an unpleasant encounter, if she only knew how well you well you show sellers goods. She doesn't deserve any publicity!
Otto Retro looks great as usual.
Sarah x

galant said...

I'll bet the wares of the a awful woman were the tackiest there! I once 'covered' this Craft Fair for the magazine Collect It, taking photos and some of them didn't like it even then, and even after I'd mentioned why I was there taking pix. The same thing happened when I covered an antiques fair in Tavistock Town Hall. Glad Mr Snippets sorted her out!
Margaret P

The Fabric of my life said...

What a stupid woman. Some people have no idea do they? I was told the same thing by a woman at the Bovey Tracy craft fair once even though she had a website with photos of her wares and leaflets showing what she made quite clearly. Her excuse that I might want to copy her was laughable but I didn't even bother to explain, I deleted her photos and she got no endorsement or publicity from me!

landcuckoo said...

You can come and take as many pics as you like of my stall Sal! Had hoped to get down to the craft event myself but had to work, not complaining just glad I have some work.
You'll have to let me know all the bits of Exeter I need to see on my first trip there as I must organise myself a day out soon!
Take care
Sarah x