Tuesday 7 April 2015

Easter Sunday

We have enjoyed such a lovely Easter. The weather was kind, still and dry -  and almost warm!
On Sunday morning, along with hordes of other folk, we browsed amongst the bric-a-brac of Frome's 'reclaim the streets' event, held on the first Sunday of every month.

It's always a cheerful occasion, the town full of makers, collectors and enthusiastic browsers.
The bakemonger's cakes are a work of art.
And some of the stall holders are just as colourful!
Frome is famous for it's vintage clothing shops so it can seem a bit of a time warp experience.

We walked along the quiet back streets on our way back to the car. The town has many beautiful old houses such as this one with it's magnolia tree just coming into bloom.
We were on our way to 'The Talbot' in Mells for a family Sunday lunch. They'd put the bunting out. Not for us, as it happened, but for the daffodil festival taking place on Easter Monday.
The meal was delicious. With a 'proper' Yorkshire pud!
After which a walk around the village.

The walled garden house has a pigeon loft and is just one of many attractive houses in Mells.


  1. It was fun to see all the vintage scenes and clothing. The picture of the colorfully dressed gentleman was a delight. Gotta love that tie!

    1. Yes, 'fun' is just the right word. I like the way the stall holder chose his bow tie to carefully colour match his shirt!

  2. So nice to be taken back in time.The lady in her stylish outfit, when ladies always wore hats & gloves I loved seeing the stalls in the street, selling all my kind of stuff. Lots of items I would have bought if I'd been there.

    1. I've lived that life, a hat and gloves when out and about! I find it hard to imagine now.
      Great restraint, all that I bought were ten white marbles to replenish my Chinese chequers board.

  3. Oh My Goodness, the cakes are beautiful !
    Love all the flowers.
    Now I have put you down in my book to look up where you live. The houses are lovely.

    cheers, parsnip