Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Forgetful in Frome

I'll apologise in advance for where this post is heading...
 Saturday was something of a miracle for me - an early start. I am an owl not a lark but after Saturday I'm having second thoughts. I set my alarm for 6am, gulp. If I'd had to put money on me getting up I don't think I'd have bothered. However I surprised myself and at 6.30 found myself heading out of the house...
Delighted to see people still have milk delivered and in a great little thingy to protect them. You see I've never been up early enough to see these things before.
 I headed through a very quiet Brewery Square,
 eyed up a doll's cot in a skip - yes a skip - don't you?
until I got to the little unmanned station where I live.
 I was heading 'north' 
 and at the crazy time of 8am got off (yes off, I'd been going an hour and ten minutes) the train in Frome. Now have you guessed where I was going yet?
a beautiful morning which was just as well 
 as I ambled along not really sure where I was going
 along a pretty path and past the most gorgeous houses
 I particularly liked the one below.
 Next stop the cash point (very important as you'll see)
 and a coffee search
past Costa to The Garden Café. Down a little alleyway to the most delicious take out coffee.
 Still so early I had time for a little window shopping
 Lovely tea towels.
 And that dear reader is where it all went wrong! You may have guessed I was heading to the Vintage Bazaar's Giant Rag Market. Yes I made it. In fact I got to queue to get in - another first.
BUT the fabric, the rush, the clothes, the curtains, the GLTs (gorgeous little things, sweetie). Crikey I clean forgot I'd taken you with me tucked inside my camera and you stayed in my bag until I got home. You should have said. If you'd given me a nudge I'd have taken you out and let you see all the lovely stalls, meet the bloggy stallholders...
You'll have to pop over here and have a look.  
Now impressively I was back on the 10.47 train. Things to make, fabric to wash and all that.
 The beauty of the train ride was being able to finish this pair by hand.
 Back in time to wash and dry my purchases
and rescue that cot from the skip - of course!


  1. Pure bliss Ellie. Like you I'm a night bug, but on the rare early morning outings it is easy to see what the early people are on about doesn't it. Sounds a very wonderful day indeed and great buys to boot. X

  2. Love the fabric, but can't believe the little cot in the skip! Hope you got to it in time.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. Lovely post! So glad you went back to rescue the cot! Maxine xx

  4. It was lovely to see you, albeit very briefly. Very impressed that you took the train. M x

  5. The cot is lovely and I think all it needs is a bit of tlc.Glad you rescued it!

  6. What a lovely place...great finds too! :) x

  7. Hi There,So glad you rescued the cot!!!I love early mornings!!!Things are just so bright and clean that time of the day!!!!Have a great weekend!!!

  8. Looks like you had a lovely time! I often forget we have Dorchester West so it think ill have to go and have a little explore this summer, especially as Frome looks so lovely.

  9. I'd hoped to go to Frome but didn't make it. Sounds like you had a good day. You're so lucky with your find in the skip! I can't believe what people throw away!


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