Sunday, 23 February 2014

Tutus and candles... and everything else in between! ;-)

When I was about 9 years old, I yearned to have ballet lessons!

I spent many hours at the theatre, in Torquay, watching the ballet.

We were lucky enough to see so many well known

visiting ballet companies, such as Ballet Rambert

and I spent many hours making little project books and researching 

 my favourite ballet dancers. 

I wasn't allowed ballet lessons ; my parents thought that piano lessons

were preferable! 

However, my mum did buy me a little pair of red ballet shoes,

along with a couple of LP records (Swan Lake and The Nutcracker)

and me and my sister would dance away, to our hearts' content!

Spotting these delightful little place mats, yesterday, brought back those memories

and I felt myself doing a few twists and twirls as I walked around.

Anyway...putting away the tutus, arabesques and pirouettes,

I moved on, with my camera, to savour the delights of the Tavi fair.

And it was a delightful fair too.

The day was fine, the crowds surged in and the goods were tempting.

Here and there, were little reminders that spring is on the way!

Sam's candles took pride of place in the middle of the hall.

How I love her use of, amongst other things, Toni Raymond pottery!

I always think it's wonderful if you can source local,

 vintage items and Sam always seems to find some interesting bits

in which to make her candles.

We have both been very much 'under par' this week, with the dreaded cold, cough etc.

But Tavi was a good tonic...even though one of us was tired

at the end of the day!

The next fair at Tavi is on Sat 12th April.

I'll be there...hope you will too!