Although not as lavish as one several years ago, it was especially fun for children with the mock sword fights, a man in the stocks, puppet show and various birds of prey. We enjoyed listening to the young man playing a harp (a replica of one from the past) and singing soulful medieval ballads. A few of the outside stalls were interesting, especially observing how the women cooked the food over the open fire and the type of utensils they used. Needless to say, we spent some of the time sitting chatting over a cup of tea and cakes!
On the Tuesday, I was off with three friends to another interesting venue which was new to me. Myra had the clever idea of treating Joan, Sandra and me to Afternoon Tea as a birthday treat instead of gifts this year (two of us have birthdays later in the year). Ocho is a lovely little cafe at Speirs Wharf, right by a small stretch of the Forth and Clyde Canal. I didn't even know this area existed, or that the old whisky warehouses are now fabulous flats.
I loved the quirky little corner of the cafe with its miniature shop, trunk and various pictures. It was a cute, old fashioned kind of tea, with different designs of china cups and saucers and a cake stand made from floral patterned china plates, topped with a cup! The sun shone the whole afternoon and after a delicious tea with sandwiches, scones and cakes, we wandered along by the canal, glad to be away from our desks for a while. I'm sure both days will provide much writing inspiration at some point.
Meanwhile, my latest Aphrodite and Adonis novella from Tirgearr Publishing - The Aphrodite Assignment - is on a special kindle promotion at only 99p (99c) all this week, if you fancy some romance and mythology on Cyprus!
Have a good weekend,