A few weeks ago, we were in the Antiques Centre at Topsham Quay.
'Anything take your fancy? ' I asked my other half.
Yes, there is something I rather like...over there.'
I followed him....
to the place where a most charming walking stick was leaning,
minding its own business!
(Just its luck that we should disturb its peace!!)
I felt quite sorry that this lovely walking stick should be parted from its owner,
it being someone's history.
Maybe the owner had passed away.
Whatever, I knew right away that this walking stick
had a new home...ours.
Mr S loves a walking stick and this one was right up his street.
Indeed it would walk with him along
many streets, in the future.
Taking a closer look, I deduced that the owner
was obviously a lover of Cornwall.
Ha ha...that would go down well
with a true Devonshire chap!
(Him always saying that the best thing about Cornwall
was... that it stopped Devon eroding on its west coast!!!!)
However, the previous owner of this walking stick
had obviously been further afield, as well....
in particular, Germany.
Anyway, we bought the stick...a mere £8... and it now
resides with us and has already been out and about!
What's more, it has some new badges
which I thought would personalise it a little for
my dear Mr Snippets...
Let's hope that the 'Devon' badge behaves itself,
living near the Cornish contingent!
As we spend a lot of time in Wells, I also found this one.
And, naturally...to give the stick a bit more of a Devonshire
It's a pretty sold and sturdy stick;
it should last for many, many years and has
tons of travelling left in it, yet!