Yesterday was such a lovely day.
After a walk on the beach and an excellent breakfast, I headed (with a lovely gang in tow) to Brighton Flea Market - my current favourite junk shop, at the top of St James's Street; do check it out if you're ever in my neighbourhood.
Amid the taxidermy, church artefacts and an amazing plaster dog that Jack wanted to buy, we found the perfect mirror. I've been looking for a mirror for my sitting room for ages, with quite specific requirements - art deco, the type with bevelled edges that hangs from a chain. It's been a lengthy process, as they've all been either not quite right or wildly expensive. Anyway, there it was - just what I've been looking for, hanging in a dusty corner behind a pillar and only £18.
For good measure, I also bought a little blue and white French 'a vendre' (for sale) sign, because I liked the look of it. It is currently hanging on my bathroom door for no good reason.
We then hauled our spoils to Metrodeco, a tea house where I have been meaning to go for ages. There were exciting teas (and tea cocktails, which I did not try but intend to) and really good cakes. Plus, all the antiques in there are for sale.
We headed home for Sunday dinner and Poirot, and I had a glass of ale in the bath. Whenever I look at my new mirror hanging over the mantelpiece I can remember a lovely winter seaside day.