Well no, sadly we won’t be steaming. there are some quite splendid steam railways around these parts, but our journey this weekend takes us on a couple of buses instead.
We will be journeying through picturesque hillside villages in the Mendips and ending up on the esplanade of the delightful resort of Weston-super-Mare. Only Mrs S will be able to enjoy the scenery, of course. The rest of us will be squashed into that suitcase of hers. Even more annoyingly, she has decided to bring along Mistress Ectophemia Fleabane and her hovel. The smell is quite distasteful, to say the least. It is best not to know what she is brewing in that caudron.
There is quite a little party of us, though. Mr Coggleford and his remarkable son Jasper are coming along for the first time and little Alice will be putting in an appearance, as well myself, Lady Cristabel, Grace Pendleton and the distinguished inventor Augustus Robottom. We will endeavour to stay as far from that creature as possible, and hope that she finds a new home to
Coggleford & Son are bringing along a selection of their beautifully restored furniture and there is a slightly alarming ‘spooky section’, influenced, no doubt, by you-know-who.
I have to admit, though, the display is going to look quite striking with all those purple lights shining up through the potion bottles and amulets. Not to mention the creepy cabinets!
All in all, we should have a very inviting stall at the Dollshouse and Miniatures Fair being held at the rather impressive Royal Hotel on Sunday 22nd September from 10am – 4pm.
Do hope some of you will be able to visit, and please buy
that Fleabane woman yourselves some delightful miniature treasures.