|This is what I look like serious. By later on in the day I was grinning so much I developed extra chins and ended up looking a bit like David Walliams when he dresses up as a laydee.
Curtise to come and join her on one of her regular jaunts to the Thursday flea market. We followed in the steps of market goers who have been doing the same thing for over 800 years!
|The romantically named Knifesmithgate, a row of beautiful black and white tudor buildings.
If they got anything like the welcome we did, I'm not surprised they kept coming back for more! Every few yards people were calling out greetings and offering compliments. Our Vix was like a celebrity. One woman we encountered is even a fan on her facebook page! I've never known anyone who inspires strangers to make so many spontaneous approaches. It's the combination of looking so amazing and her trademark big smile. We basked in the reflected glory.
|Strawberry daiquiri followed by Mojito. Post prandial grins all round.
Over a lunch of cocktails we made a lovely new friend in Annie. She is such a sweet, gentle soul and so easy to talk to. We were asked if we were fashion lecturers, performers at the local theatre, on a historical reenactment, or Jehovah's witnesses. We had such a laugh. Just to clarify, the answer is none of the above.
We got quite excited in the toilets at Wetherspoons. This is the way it works on a bloggy day out: we talk non-stop for a few hours and then realise that we haven't taken any photos, so out come the cameras in all their shapes and sizes and we snap away like seasoned paparazzi.
And then, just when you think it can't get any better, there are the presents! It's like Christmas morning!
|A fine woolen scarf with alpine flowers, a 1969 marmite cook book and an amazing pair of original platforms from Vix, to be modelled soon. Travel fridge magnets from Annie.
|Photos from a 1964 copy of Woman's Journal, colourful vintage glassware and a wonderful dress from Curtise, to be modelled in a post of its own soon.
Bloggy days out are the very best!
I promise to come round a-visiting you all soon! xx