On Sunday we had sort of planned to see if we could find a couple of flea markets in London - however, whilst doing a bit of Googling I realised that Sunday was the day of The Festival of Vintage at Epsom which was kind of on the way home.
We awoke Sunday to a grey day and soon it began to rain so the prospect of an indoor vintage festival was a lot more attractive than traipsing round the capital in the hopes of finding a good market.
So it was we bid farewell to London and headed back south.
By the time we arrived at the racecourse it was bucketing it down, and there were several beautifully clad, victory rolled ladies trying to remain immaculate as they dashed to the entrance.
Inside was an Aladdins cave of all things vintage:
Close up of the lovely dress:
I want a frock like this and I shall wear it to Asda....
Lots of people were dressed the part and looked splendid:
Naturally I couldn't resist buying some of the lovely vintage fabric that was on offer:
I also joined in a little workshop to make a cute pincushion:
After a lovely couple of hours we headed home and had a snooze (which we really needed after the wonderful but hectic weekend); Grandma and Granddad brought the boys back and soon it was time to head to my Mum's for a birthday tea.
Now this was meant to be a surprise but unfortunately Mr G's Mum let it slip the week before *rollseyes* - so along with sister-in-law letting slip London was our destination Mr G says he is not telling his family any secrets in future!!
Mum had done an amazing spread - you can always rely on a northern woman to over cater:
My sister had made a fabulous cake, complete with icing Cath Kidston tag:
My first present was a gorgeous bangle:
I love it....
A cute little sparkly mirror compact which Mum had had engraved on the back:
Mum had been embroidering napkins on our holiday in Zakynthos this summer, telling me they were for a friend when all the time they were for me!!
So, all these treats and we still haven't come to my actual birthday yet!! I have been so spoilt by my lovely family.
I was going to squeeze it all in this post but I think I've gone on enough for now so will have to do the final installment another day....
Thanks for reading!!