Sunday, 4 April 2010
I have been in Cornwall for the last few days. Linda and I travelled down on Maundy Thursday to our B&B in preparation for the two day Antique and Collectors Fair at the County Showground, Wadebridge. The weather was abysmal. Lots of rain and wind and very cold. Friday was quite busy and our spirits were lifted when we had a customer for our French linen and tickings. He was very discerning and knew his textiles, renovating a 17th century Inn, he was buying tickings and linen for cushions etc. He made our day. Thank you Robert!!!! The second day, Saturday was another story. Freezing cold and lashing with rain intermittently all day we hardly saw anyone. A few brave souls ventured out but not enough to raise our takings by very much. When we packed up on Saturday we drove on to Truro where we are staying at the moment. We have been out and about today, the weather has been glorious and we spent a few hours in Falmouth. It is about 25 years since I have been to Falmouth and there has been a lot of re-generation since then. The harbour area has a very smart precinct with shops and 'Rick Stein's Fish and Chip Shop and Restaurant'. I was happy to see that 'Trago Mills Shop' is still there but we wern't able to go inside as it was one of the shops that was closed today.
Falmouth is quite a large town and is very pretty with lovely Georgian houses that look out to sea. There are lots of little alleys with steps which run down to the sea from the main street. The way that the sea comes right in to the back of the houses reminds me of Roscoff in Brittany.
Tomorrow we head off early in the morning to Portscatho to work at the Homespun Fair. We are hoping for a good day. It has been a lovely week-end here in Cornwall even though we have been working hard and both Linda and I look forward to coming back to Cornwall in May when we are at Cowslip Workshops on 7th and 8th May.