First of all I've discovered a rather lovely, and very cheap, flea market near where my parents live. We went to it a few weeks ago and I bought all of this:
There are 3 lovely 1950s Midwinter Cassandra dinner plates (I paid £8.00 for the three and they retail at about £20 each online). The jug is holkham pottery and the Mrs Tiggly Winkle dish is wedgwood.
The bottle says King's Lynn Soda Water on it
All together I paid £30 for all the goodies in the photo (apart from the cat, she was just being nosey!).
Next, several people have asked my about why I block knitting. Blocking turns a crumpled piece of finished knitting like this
into a defined, uncrumpled item. I soak mine in water, roll it in a towel to dry it and them use wires and pins to pull it to the shape and size detailed in the pattern.
When it's dry it holds its shape and, it this case, retains the detail of the lace pattern.
Finally I went with Celia to a battle. A reconstruction of the Battle of Assandun, between the Anglo Saxons led by Edmund Ironside and the Vikings led by Canute.
There was lots of charging about and a commentary telling the story (which was hard to hear), but it was fun and we had tea and cake too.
I'm off to London this weekend to see Kenneth Branagh in The Entertainer - can't wait!