I was browsing the charity shops last week and I came across a window display advertising the CirculART trail, which shows the work of artists and craftspeople who make things from re-purposed materials.
The displays in Charity shops in Cambridge this month are being used to highlight the work that charity shops do to cut down on waste. The website is worth looking at and the photo below shows an example from one charity shop window:
Last weekend saw us finally taking the ‘van away. We and a group of friends spent the weekend at a site on the banks of the river Nene, near the beautiful old town of Stamford.
I’ve included a few photo’s but as I didn’t ask for anyone’s permission, I don’t want to include photo’s of the group. We arrived to strong winds and putting up awnings and tents was a bit of a trial but we triumphed never the less and then relaxed with good food and plenty of wine.
After a decent stretch of good weather the sky tells it’s own story.
Waking up on Saturday morning, the ‘van looked cosy and the bed, which we re-upholstered, was very comfortable.
The rain largely held off for most of the weekend and we were able to spend Saturday looking around Stamford. I’ve never been there before so I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful old stone buildings.
We saw lots of groups of Morris dancers, each group had a very distinct character and the group below looked very striking. We started chatting to them and they told us a little of the history of their dress and it was fascinating. The styles have evolved from the regions and work that the dancers originally did and both the dances themselves and the dancers attire vary widely.
This group looked so colourful and another group we caught sight of were decidedly steampunk in their attire!
Today it has rained torrentially for most of the day, our brief summer seems to be over!
Have a lovely week wherever you are.