Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Monday, 27 July 2015

She ran to the top ...

... of Burrow Hill with her little man,
as a brutal rainstorm passed overhead.
It slapped and poked them,
but they laughed in it's face.
Sheltering under the lone tree,
they watched,
as moody clouds continued their onslaught,
leaking cold, wet, bad temper,
over the Somerset Levels.
As they ran back down the hill,
happy summer skies returned.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Hauser and Wirth ...

... on the outskirts of Bruton.
A great place to while away an hour or two.
Follow a gentle path from Bruton,
dancing with butterfly and bee.
Enjoy coffee and cake ...
in the cafe,
or outdoors under canopy ...
or a tipple from the well stocked bar!
Visit the gallery (closed for installation of new exhibition when we were there).
Walk in the gardens ...

Enter the alien space craft ...
It's actually an outdoor bar!
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm (closed Monday)

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Sometimes ...

she forgets who she is …
The humdrum takes over,
The focus shifts
She frets about time,
The things that really matter become lost,
In a whirring mass of ‘to do’s’ fogging her mind.

Then she sits down,
And writes a list of what makes her happy,
Just the little things ...
Warm, still, evening air,
A new visitor to her bird table,
Reading to her son.
A walk with her man,
Friends, who care.
The Damselfly that landed on her hand by the riverside.
Her little cat's contended purr.
And so much more …
Her soul catches up.
And she remembers ...

Monday, 13 July 2015

Retro Fundraising 2015 ...

... was a huge success!
An eclectic cavalcade of 270 vintage vehicles paraded through 
the spectator lined main streets of Martock.
After a short circular trip through nearby villages,
the cars returned to Martock recreation ground
where there were vintage stalls, music, food and more.
From the teeniest bubble car,
to a huge Polish tank.
Minis galore ...
this customised one was a favourite!
Fab paint jobs ...
Very shiny engines!
Gorgeous tear drop caravans ...
Put the date in your diary for next year ...
Sunday 3rd July 2016!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Little Flo just can't understand ...

... what is wrong with sitting amongst 
the freshly laundered linen and lace ...
... that is waiting to be ironed
ready for the next Castle Cary Vintage Fair
VJ has been sorting in readiness ...
Buttons and bows ...
and lots of clothing,
spanning from the 40s to the 80s!
Sunday 12th July
at the Castle Cary Market House
10.30am - 3.30pm

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Away from the office ...

At lunchtime she leaves the office,
heads to the local park,
kicks off her shoes,
and loses herself in her book.
Majestic blooms gently sway,
sharing their scent,
on warmed air.
Sherborne House looks on.

Money Bracelet

It was her mum's birthday.  
She bought her a striking Deco jug,
a book token and some other little treats.
She also wanted to give her mum a little bit of spending money,
for an upcoming day out.
She didn't want to just give a couple of notes though,
so she made a bracelet,
that incorporated a few 'fivers'!
Much nicer, don't you think?!!
It needs 16 notes ...
a bit more than her budget, 
so she used some foiled paper and four fivers.
After some folding ...
and linking ...
A bracelet.
Her mum loved it!