Pete and I attended the craft fair today. It turned out to be more of a supply-type fair than a crafters-selling-things kind of fair, but there were plenty o' things to buy and displays of various craft items. I bought some buttons and some jewelry.
We enjoyed the recycled items on display. I thought of Antoinette when I saw this dress made out of cuffs from men's jackets:
And thought these dresses made out of plastic carrier bags were neat (though I don't really understand this kind of recycling--will anyone ever wear these dresses? Or is it more just to make a statement?):
And these were made from wires inside tv sets:
And this British "PiKnit" was very cool too:
At the end of the fair, Pete enjoyed some tea and I enjoyed some Nestles Aero hot chocolate (and isn't that red cat pin I bought just adorable?)
And we took some pix outside (it was held at a race course):
Then we drove to Southport for dinner at Nando's and for a bit of a walk around. We decided to park at the beach, which wound up meaning ON the beach. It was really surprising to me. I mean, I have a very deep respect for water and what it can do, and here we are paying 3 pounds 50 to park the rental car on the beach where the tide clearly was...
This was the view from where we parked the rental car:
As it turns out, the tide had just gone out and was set to come back, well, at about 1:30am. Talk about making use of space while you have it.
We walked out on the pier but still couldn't see the sea, but we could see a neat shadow (us!):
And on the drive home, we saw not one but two rainbows.
There are even more pictures (if you can stand it!) in my England 2009 Album on flicker.
Tomorrow we will go back to Southport and stay overnight there. Looks like there are lots of fun things to do there. Yeah! The hotel we're going to stay at is supposed to have wireless, so if it's true I will blog from there tomorrow night.