Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Town with Nicholas Crane

Hi, Just a quick message to fans of Totnes.
A new, four part series starts this Thursday, 28th on BBC 2 and will feature four towns over four episodes. This week it's lovely Ludlow and then Totnes has it's own episode later in the series along with Perth and Scarborough.
I remember them filming in the early spring outside This'n'That so I'm hoping for another 3 seconds of fame (last 3 seconds were on Countryfile!!)
I will try to find more pics etc to add to the blog later on.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Nostalgic Mix September 24th 2011

I'm starting to sort bookings this week. The sad side of the fair's success is that I now have many more people interested in selling than I have tables to allocate.
At the time of posting this blog I have contacted a number of previous sellers from NM1 &2 to check whether or not they are coming along and then I will check interest with others before allocating what space is left.
The whole event will be managed online. I have tried to do some bookings by taking papers to folk but to be practical I am too short of time to do that properly. So, it's emailed messages back and forth. Then application forms and cheques posted to me after which all communications are by emails.
You will find an email me link in the right column of the blog.
If anyone wants to cut and paste the above picture for their blog that's a great help or, if you would like me to send publicity material by post for you to pass to others I can sort that.
Thanks XX Watch this space for regular (yes, regular, I have reformed) updates. :)

Long time no blog ... so sorry :(

It's been a hectic time for us at home and at the shop over the past few months and I'm afraid that time sitting at the PC has been minimal or non existant since Easter.

Mum has visited several times which is lovely and has made us make the effort to go off to some of the lovely spots in our part of Devon.

We have now got a holiday place (they call it a lodge but really it's a big caravan!) in Cornwall and have been trying to get used to leaving a little space on the calendar to fit in the odd visit. I'd never realised how hard that would be but, as the teacher says, "There is room for improvement".
This is the little bit of Cornish coast which we can gaze out upon whatever the weather. In fact, storm watching ihas been great!

Our favourite beach is Trebarwith Strand which has a great pub to sit outside and watch the sun set.
By day it's an interesting beach with some busy spots but quiet stretches of sand too. We're looking forward to exploring a bit more of the Cornish coast.

The shop has been pretty busy as has Totnes most days of the week. I think that we are lucky to be trading in a town which has regular shoppers, market day shoppers and tourists.

Last week was my "holiday at home week" with a trip to the Ways With Words festival at Dartington. I had a rover pass for the week which was a great treat although I seemed to spend more time queueing than in talks some days and ended up limping by the end of the week. (Sad old bat I know but it's something to do with my hip and needs an X ray so fingers and hips crossed for that!

I still managed to spend some time enjoying the grounds at Dartington and wondering why I don't make time to do that more often!

Our garden is looking better than it deserves to considering the neglect. Maybe I should declare it a Site of Special Scientific Interest and get a grant for it!!

I've been waiting for the roses around our arch to bloom for two years and at last, presumably having sensibly put down roots first, here they are!

So, there you have a very abbreviated version of life at This'n'That and home and away. More soon :)

Also, I have the long promised giveaway ready to photograph. Hope to post that on Sunday.