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Day out to that magic scrap yard and Wallingford

We looked at the weather app which said that this would be the one sunny day for the next 10. Robbie needed a piece of a vintage car to finish building his steering wheel assembly in Medusa, so off we went to visit the magical scrap yard which keeps on giving us part to renovate, and in his case, build, vintage cars.

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The part he needed was a steering shaft and he found on on a vintage Scimitar.

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Here is the black mini which donated vintage rear lights and other little bits for my new grey mini we are building. I like the thought that these scrapped cars are living on as wonderful components on our one-of-a-kind builds.

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On the way back home we stopped in one of my favourite towns, Wallingford, at one of our favourite little lunch restaurants, Catherine’s.

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We’re traditionalists in our hearts, as were really beyond giddy to find our favourite table, beside a little Victorian bay window with the reading fairy, looking down onto the street, vacant and available.

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Then we popped into the antique emporium next door and had a good mooch.

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I loved all sorts of things here, including a black Victorian overcoat, some emerald rings I couldn’t afford, this vintage train set, which would have been amazing around the Christmas tree…if we didn’t just get a kitten who already bounces off the walls!…

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…and we both loved this cross stitched sign.

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Then, we stopped off at the sweet shop and picked up some crumbly, buttery fudge, and drove home.

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Comments: 7

  • January 3, 2016

    Fabulous! Thank you for sharing, I love those shops! And that chocolate!!! I am working in placement in a house which is very much like that shop!! Hard not to poke about too much, or take too many photos which I can never post anywhere… well, maybe only after I have left and then changed the photos about a bit! I was a bit cheeky today and opened three secret drawers in the dresser in the staff bedroom! Well, it is for our things! :-/ Very well hidden, but growing up with a step father who restored antiques I knew the obvious secret drawer immediately and then just figured out the other two… now having just Blogged myself, I really think there could be a forth!! mxx

  • January 3, 2016

    What a lovely day you had. The little restaurant looks like a treasure as is the antique shop.

  • Jo

    January 3, 2016

    A lovely day out. I like how the abandoned cars are in amongst the trees. And what a lovely little lunch room and yummy fudge. Sounds like a beautiful day out.

  • January 3, 2016

    The antique emporium looks like fun. But then so does the chocolate! 😀

  • January 3, 2016

    What an idyllic start to the new year!

  • January 4, 2016

    “The Magic Scrap Yard” sounds like the perfect title for a whimsical kid’s book!

  • daryledelstein

    January 5, 2016

    what a nice way to spend the day

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