It has been a busy day today with lots of other people around. First of all there was the usual Friday morning coffee with friends - eight of us altogether this morning.
Then it was off down Railway Street to Tennants Auction House Garden Rooms, where there was a Craft Market. Lots of stands and some really clever handwork of all kinds. These people put such care and love into whatever they have decided to make, but quite often it just isn't to my taste, or I just don't feel justified in spending the money on it. The trouble with craft work is always the same. Folk put hours of work into thinking up the designs and making up the finished articles and then no-one is prepared to spend what their products are worth - they virtually have to work for nothing. I ended up coming away with just one item - a pair of lovely warm fairisle mittens which will make a nice Christmas present for someone.
Then it was into the cafe for our lunch - along with a huge crowd of people. But we managed to find a table for four. Three of us had fish, chips and garden peas with plenty of tartare sauce and W had hot pork pie with chips and mushy peas. (hot pork pie is a popular dish up here. I had never heated a pork pie until I came to live up here).
Then it was a walk round the lots for sale in tomorrow's Auction - always an interesting walk, although today there was nothing which took our fancy.
Home, feet up for half an hour and a cup of coffee (Ethiopean) and I felt more like myself again. Walking around is really very tiring.
'Have I got news for you' - one of our favourite programmes - tonight and then an hour of playing Rummikub, and then time for bed. Another enjoyable day.