Tuesday, 13 January 2009
The Antiques Market
Lucky me, it was the monthly antiques market up in the city at the weekend, so we went along for a look. We usually go really early, but as we had been out (dancing) until 1.30am we had an extra hour in bed. It was very cold, but there were lots of interesting stalls to look at. All the stallholders were wrapped up in hats, scarves and thick winter coats trying to keep warm. There are food stalls too, so you get the aroma of cooking onions and french saucissons as you walk around - very tempting on a cold frosty morning. It's outside in the streets which is much nicer than being in a hall, I think. I love rummaging through, it's great fun and I managed to buy some pretty things too. Holly spotted the little door plaques (small proud moment). We went to our usual little warming up point, a café near the cathedral where we all have hot chocolate and Holly had a pain au raisin (plus we use the loo - warm, clean and uk style!). Then we're rejuvinated to have one last wander round before going home for lunch.