Monday, April 6, 2009

Flea Markets, flowers and old buildings..............

We discovered a 'flea market' type of market at a neighbouring village this Sunday. Very close just a 15 minute drive through the narrow country roads. It was interesting but the only thing that caught my eye was a very neat table top oven which would be perfect for my polymer clay work. Common sense prevailed though as all my books on creating polymer beads and the actual clay are in storage. So with some regret I left the little oven behind.
We decided to take the route to Josselin and just enjoy the day. It started out quite misty and chilly but as the day progressed the weather cleared and it was another glorious sunny day.
Having visited Josselin before when it was mid winter and freezing cold, it was now possible to park the car and walk through the streets. This city has its beginnings sometime in 1050 or so. The castle, pictures of which I put in an earlier blog, was rebuilt in the 1500s. It is a fascinating place with lots of wonderful old buildings, a beautiful cathedral and narrow winding streets. This is a selection of a few of the some 60 pics which I took yesterday. The spring flowers, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and poppies in a selection of colours caught my eye.
The cathedral has amazing carved gargoyles, each a different animal. The interior has beautiful vaulted ceilings. Ancient churches always seem to be such sacred spaces and are so peaceful.

Another week of bear making begins. Have completed my prototypes for Ian Pout (as has Megan) so now have to get down to doing some work for our American orders as well as the June show in Stratford.

I am planning a trip to Saint-Malo in the next few weeks and hope to have lots of wonderful pictures to share and of course this coming weekend is Easter.....

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. ~Chinese Proverb

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