Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dream

Most dreams just vanish as I wake and as I blink and snuffle under the duvet they evaporate into the morning gloom. I did remember the end of this one today though which i will share with you. Set in a strange library come cavern ( hence the collage approximation ) it was about this bottle of old coins that I kept on a library shelf - the purpose of which was to save up and cash them in at some point. Anyway, I crawled into the library through a narrow rocky path - my head just fitted through. Discovered the bottle had been tampered with while I've been away ( in another dream maybe? ) and all the coins had gone - pilfered! The posh librarians - like something out of Hogwarts agreed the bottle was now empty and it should have had a chain on it ( what good would that do?) . I suggested the contents in future should go to charity. How kind of me! Then it was more crawling around caves and pot holes trying to find a way out. Most unfortunate!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Another Visit To Weaver Hall Museum

More from the COLLAGE & CURIOSITY exhibition - on until November 19th.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Boot sale at Tarporley

Slim pickings at the indoor boot sale this morning over at Tarporley community centre. Quite busy but mostly rubbish - even at 5p a pop was too much! DVD's for 10p each but mostly stuff I have already or have no interest in. Just got a stack of blank CD's for two quid. Hazel found some candles, plant, paper lanterns, Sooty eggcup and coronation glass. It's a bit drizzly - big lorries spraying us every five minutes. Glad to get home for half a crumpet and a cuppa!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Boot Sale at Blakemere

Bumper crop of goodies from the boot at Blakemere this morning. Bargains included DVD's of Arrival, Yellow Submarine. Games COD,Dark Sector. CD's of Penguin Cafe Orch. and Majuregenta. Watercolour tubes - and three old National Geographics to cut up. Hazel got some flowerpots, bizarre Oliver twist plates, even more weird egg timer from Rhyl with man in turban? Ring measurer- hole punches, money box and carborundum stone.. The sun did come out eventually. Stall holders were moaning at how quite it was but seemed pretty busy to me.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Boot Sale - Hartford.

Meagre boot sale at Hartford this morning - drizzle must have put some people off. Still got a few bargains including a copy of Inland Empire by David Lynch. Hazel got a stack of candles, two glasses, folding scissors, pens, a handy note pad, labels, magic trick, papers and best of all a plastic illuminated thumb!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

North West Phillumenists

No boot sales today sadly but I did remember the North West Phillumenists at the Memorial Hall ( yesterday and today ). We arrived whilst an auction had just started in the middle of the hall so had the run of the outside tables. Had a good rummage and picked up some lovely old Indian and Dutch matchbox labels for a few pence ( 3p each or 40 for £1 ). Hazel found some rockets and satellite labels for Archie as he didn't want to come for some reason. As soon as the auction finished they all started packing up so just got there in time!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Artisan Market and Plaza Postcards

Nice wander round the artisan market and the Plaza this afternoon. First to look over the swap stall at Transition in the market - all rather soggy because of the mornings rain. Some jazz records but nothing to interest me. Hazel stayed to help out Beth Barlow with some wire stripping. I wandered round the charity shops and popped into the Plaza to see the very nice old postcards of Northwich and area in the foyer. A motley group of musicians on stage playing Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross" as I wondered round. I was reminded of that Monty Python sketch of John Cleese done up like a cinema usherette. I half expected him to appear from the musty gloom!