Saturday 14 April 2012: Half-price
It was our wedding anniversary today and for once we
a) both remembered
b) didn't buy each other the same card
b) went out for a pub lunch
After lunch we had a wander round lovely Lewes, where we were married and where we lived for a few years and would quite like to live again.
For those that don't know it, Lewes is an historic and very special place. Famous for Sussex bonfire traditions, it's people have always been non-conformist and independent of mind. It's a bit of a haven for the liberal minded middle classes and the knit your own muesli brigade as well as normal Sussex folk.
Over the years it has become more and more "desirable" and house prices have rocketed not helped by the DFLs (Down from London).
A walk down the high street reveals many independent shops selling things like lovely clothes made from natural and ecologically sourced materials and unique designs, to hand made jewellery and nicnacs. The sort of things you think ... ooh that's lovely but what would I actually do with it. Not that any of that is a bad thing, but most people can't afford that stuff.
Anyway, while walking along it was refreshing to spot this
junk vintage shop with a half-price sale. Imagine the bargains to be had .... you can see the cornucopia of desirable items in the window. Sadly it was shut ... I had my eye on that gnome (in an ironic way of course) .... ... maybe I'm not the right sort to live in Lewes after all ...
My alternative blip was a photograph of Edward Reeves Photographic studio, which has been a studio for 4 generations since the early days of photography ... but alas I was swayed by the junk ....