To start this post I thought I would cheer all of you that have found this week very tiring and grey, with some photos of the flowers around my house, flowers always cheer me up and the smell of the hyacinth is divine.
First of all I would like to thank everyone with their constructive advice about trying to help me remember what happened to my memory card. I took my camera on a short break took loads of photos only to realise when I got home that I had no memory card, I know it does flash up and say NO CARD but I always use the view finder and not the screen on the back of my camera!! But to cut a long story short, I ordered a new one went to put it in my computer - guess what there sitting smugly was my card - I am positive I checked there first!!!!
Well now to tell you where we went - we have always promised ourselves a trip to Ardingly (a giant Antique Fair) as this is rather a long way from Devon we decided to combine this with a short break in Sussex and Hampshire.
We stayed at this lovely pub called The Royal Oak at East Lavant nr Chichester, I couldn't recommend it more, lovely room, food and great staff. As you can see (the photo has been taken in the Summer!)
the pub is a really traditional with a modern twist.
Ardingly was great so many stalls you just didn't know where to start - but here is a few photos of what I bought!
I loved this glass cake dish with cover which I bought from a French dealer (there are a lot of foreign dealers here especially French and Belgian)
I am using it for my ribbons,
but would look lovely with cupcakes, or some of those delicious macaroons!
The fabric is an old french pillowcase - I have ideas for this fabric, in the corner of the glass dome photos you can see a painted wooden cutlery box which I thought would make a good sewing box.
The little glass dish I loved, great for clotted cream (come on I do live in Devon!!)
Also I am so sorry Lizzie from the washerwoman blogspot I took lots of photos of your stall - and of course the rest is history.
Then off for a few days with friends visiting my Mum and Dad and then back to Devon.
Been a little chilly and bleak here up on the hill, so soup was definitely what was needed, a great pumpkin and fennel soup, it was delicious!!
Has anyone had problems commenting on blogs - as soon as I write a comment it goes to a blank page, they seemed to have resolved it now, as some people say 'if its not broke why mend it'
Weekend ahead, and if weather is fine lots of walks, good food and a glass of wine by the fire can't think of anything better! have fun. Jill