...it is now!
After 36 vintage fairs, ten festivals and two car boot sales we've unpacked the van, reassembled the rails and rehung Kinky's stock for the final time this year.
(The vintage fair season never really finishes but we're definitely done for 2015!)
Last weekend took us to Lancashire and South Wales, we spent 9 hours travelling and eighteen hours setting up, selling and packing away. We only saw the bedroom and bathroom of Saturday night's hotel as we'd collapsed into bed within minutes of arriving, with not even the lure of an ice cold beer in the bar tempting us out.
The weekend didn't start well. On Friday morning I fractured a tooth on my Bran Flakes (but my fab dentist managed to rebuild it within the hour - the NHS rocks!) and dropped a glass poodle on my big toe. I had to reconsider the work outfits I'd packed earlier as I couldn't get my boots on.
|Ready to roll at the Village Haul|
Saturday passed pretty much without incident but on Sunday morning a dress rail collapsed on my hand, cutting it quite badly. There was talk of a trip to A&E but I soldiered on one-handed with an industrial-sized dressing and a gallon of anti-bac hand wash. When we were packing up to leave Jon fell backwards out of the van, cutting his elbow and spraining an ankle. What a pair! Just as well we've finished for the year, we're good for nothing.
|Kicking off at Cardiff|
I hadn't worn my 1970s lurex catsuit (20p from a jumble sale back in 2011) for a couple of years, I'm not quite sure why, it got lots of love and several requests for photos in Cardiff.
Luckily the injury didn't affect my pint holding hand. We managed to drag our sorry carcasses to Wetherspoons yesterday for an eight hour beer, Porn Star Martini and vegetarian bangers and mash blow-out.
On the way out of the door yesterday the postman handed me a parcel containing this wool beauty I'd won on eBay for 99p last week.
|Wearing: Nepalese wool poncho, 1970s star print maxi dress (present from a friend), tribal pendant and tapestry platforms (car boot sale). God, my roots urgently need doing, I'll have to ask Jon nicely!|
I've dithered about buying a Nepali blanket every time I've visited India but ,after 25 trips, I've still not got around to it. Someone has kindly made this one into a poncho so I'll be wearing it on my next flight, which hopefully won't be too long, it's only 1st December and I'm already fed up with the endless photos of Xmas trees, tinsel and advent calendars. I've never been more desperate to escape.
I'm linking to Patti's Visible Monday then I'm off to catch up with all I've missed in Blogland (I do hope its not full of Xmas stuff or I'll have to switch off the PC and go back down to the pub).
See you soon!