I'm thrilled that you enjoyed our Greek Odyssey. It's about time I shared what I've been up to since we got home before it becomes ancient history.
On Saturday 21st, we drove down to Sudeley Castle in The Cotswolds to meet Claire and Gareth for an afternoon at Gifford's Circus, an incredibly glamorous vintage-style extravaganza with jugglers, acrobats, trapeze artists, horse-riding, magic and clowning with a Mexican theme.
It was a glorious day and, with no reason to rush back, we found a quaint country pub, ordered food and ate outside in the sunshine. We'd not seen Claire & Gareth since last summer (we've been friends since we were festival trading neighbours back in 2014) and there was much chatting and catching-up in-between stuffing our faces. I had to be an Instagram w*nker - even though I never post photos on there any more - and took photos of our food, vegan lasagne (Claire), chick pea and sweet potato curry (me), fish and chips (Lord Jon) and a steak sandwich (Gareth).
Festival preparation starts in earnest on Wednesday, when No-Mow-May is over and we can cut the grass and erect the trade tent. Needless to say we've been out and about snapping up stock (and adding to our wardrobes and bookshelves, too). I shall endeavour to photograph our finds in the coming few days but in the meantime, here's a few of my keepers...
A pair of 1980s sunglasses; a Miss Selfridge Victorian-style Indian cotton blouse; two books, Gardens of Delight, a collection of photographs of the great Islamic gardens of Spain, Morocco, Syria, India and Pakistan and William Morris by Himself, featuring his designs and writing; a pair of Rylko oxblood leather flatform boots (made in Poland) and a pair of knee high textured olive green leather platform boots by Leibeskind, Berlin which were made in Germany and originally retailed at £225 (I paid £3!)
And what have I been wearing?