Another busy weekend running around the country buying strange and wonderful things and talking to strange and wonderful people! This weekend we braved the mist and cold of numerous fairs and sales with varying degrees of success and a seemingly never ending parade of ghastly van food, (really, if you have a catering van and make even half decent fare you'd make a killing at these events!). At Alexandra Palace I managed to slip in a sneaky Christmas present - he thought it was for him but its really for me!
Behold......my Chicago Typewriter! Or more accurately a Russian version . To give it its proper title its a PPSh-41, an old WW2 machine gun to add to my growing collection (decommissioned and totally legit of course). It may be Russian but it totally looks like an Al Capone gun or something from 'Some Like it Hot'!! So, here's me, really excited, stroking my gun with a massive grin on my face (he likes it a lot too!). I guess now I'll have to do a blog about decorating with firearms!!
If that wasn't enough, we had a very productive day yesterday in Coventry, with a hoard of fabulous booty. I have to say, people from the Midlands are really friendly and although it wasn't the largest fair in the world, we chatted to more people there, than in all the fairs we've been to this year put together - mind you, could have been the two double espressos!
So now we have a pair of Art Deco deer hoof candlesticks, a lovely set of 1946 Antelope horns and a framed scorpion to add to our menagerie. Not to mention a fab apothecary cupboard and couple of very topical novels!
After three days of greasy bacon sarnies , stale danish pastries and bad coffee, what a treat it was to come home last night and watch 'The Incredible Spice Men'. These guys are so awesome! You gotta love a man who cooks in a turban, tweed waistcoat and kilt!
Off to make Chilli Cheese on Toast!!