Silly me! It's just been pointed out to me that anyone sending an email via the link in my sidebar has their emails bounced back. This is probably because I didn't check my typing (bad news for a former typing and word processing teacher!), and didn't type "tiscali" correctly! From now on all emails should reach me! So sorry if you have tried and failed!!
On a happier note I had a super (and expensive) day at Ardingly. Unbelievably Clare and Mike phoned just as they got off the M23, and I was less than 5 minutes behind them, so they waited and we drove the last few miles in tandem. Considering very little of our respective journeys had taken us on the same road (probably about 25 of my 146 miles), I'm amazed. We went our separate ways but met up for a coffee and a toasted sandwich at lunchtime, and then said our goodbyes in order to do some more shopping!
Although I took the camera I didn't think about taking any photos until I was halfway home, so I'm afraid I can't share the day with you. However ... once I've unpacked my haul I'll show you what I bought. I bought one mannequin but although I saw a few, they were either in poor condition or far, far costlier than was viable. Still ... a wonderful pair of perfect eiderdowns, mangle cloths, 1930s German and French teatowels, some pretty lampshades, a fabric covered box, ribbons, tape, lace, a damaged kimono (by the way, I'm delighted to say that the one I showed you a couple of weeks ago has sold), a few pieces of lace, fabric, a lined sewing basket, and probably some other items I've temporarily forgotten ... I think I had a good day!