When Alan told me he had booked two tickets to see the pandas at the zoo, I thought it couldnt get better but then he suggested we go to the Ingliston antique fair for the morning first! As we had not been hunting there for quite a while it was such a delight to rummage through those hundreds of stalls even though we were completely exhausted by the end of it.
These are a few of the treasures I came away with - Oh I forgot the mini rolling pin which kept me in conversation with the garrulous stall keeper (about glass walking sticks of all things!) for at least ten minutes.... I love the tiny illustrated books, and the pictures in Nister books are always exquisite. I can never resist a little sewing basket and who is that at the right of the picture?? No - its not Mr Jones......but exactly the same height and make! I think it must be his long long twin brother - what a shock for Jone! Whilst Mr Jones travelled the world and looks the worse for wear for his travels, this guy must have stayed at home carefully brushing his hair. No doubt Mr Jones will introduce him to his travelling ways though and he will become just as travel worn in no time.