Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Spring has Sprung and a Saturday Swapshop.

Today I decided to take my camera with me on my walk down to the station. It was such a beautiful day at my favourite time of the year. First up is a lovely tree just around the corner from my house.

I love the blossom on this tree, it always flowers a week or so before any others.

 These tulips are outside the Fire Station. Someone there always plants up the raised beds outside with seasonal flowers.
On the hill down to the station there is a gorgeous 1930's house with a lovely old fashioned garden.
 I love that they have let these primroses self seed themselves. Primroses and violets just mean 'Here's Spring' don't you think?
How can anyone fail to have their heart lifted?

Forgot to say before Himself and I went to a Saturday Swapshop a while ago. You bring items you no longer want along to a local hall and browse round everyone elses items. If you find something you like you can just take it home. The only thing you have to do is have whatever you are taking weighed on the way out so they can show how much material they have stopped going into landfill sites. Himself wanted to go to take some videos and then just leave but I insisted on looking round.

I found this cute little chicken ans well as this lovely spotty jug with just a tiny chip on the lip. Finally a Midwinter jug in perfect condition. Himself found a 12 inch Star Wars figurine of Luke Skywalker so he left happy too!


  1. The swapshop sounds like a great idea, hope the idea spreads Linda x

  2. So glad you dug your heals in and fopund some goodies.Did himself get the video done?

  3. What a fun time! And these floral shots are just gorgeous.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  4. The swap shop sounds amazing! Is it a regular thing? Such a great idea Scarlett x

  5. They do them every few months, maybe 3 or 4 times a year. I think they are an ace idea, as the saying goes, one man's junk is another man's treasure.