Crinoline Robot's vintage week (and then some)
|A lottery win and a bigger house and I'd buy 'em.|
Bath's a bit rubbish if you need practical things like a washing up bowl or a mop, but if it's Edwardian earrings or giant bronze cat-things you want, the city's got you sorted. The Christmas Market starts this week, which is a fortnight of hell for those of us who live/work there as coach parties converge on the already-congested centre. I avoid the city centre during the daytime as much as possible for that period, and try to avoid catching the train if I can (nightmare) but will take wanders round it after work, when most of the coaches have gone and you can actually enjoy your mulled wine as you browse around Tat In Sheds.
|It's not Christmas without these.|
I didn't buy much, but I did get these mushrooms, from high-end ribbons and trimmings shop VV Rouleaux. When I was a child, my dad was in the Royal Air Force, and we were based in Holland and Germany. While we were out there, mum got some mushrooms that she wired to the end of the Christmas tree branches every year, and they're an essential part of Christmas for me - but, of course, eventually the wires snap, and nowadays the urchins like to try to chew them up, so I was running short of them. I was so happy to find more! Hopefully Ziggy and Pippin won't destroy these ones.
|A good day!|