Monday, 13 June 2011

A Lovely Weekend in Stratford

Mike and I had a great weekend in Stratford-upon-Avon.  The weather was lovely on Saturday.  We went on a river trip, watched fire-eaters in the park, visited Shakespeare's birthplace and did a two hour guided walking tour of the town.  The heavens opened in the evening and we awoke Sunday morning to strong, cold winds and torrential rain.

We arrived at the Artist Bear Event in good time and were made very welcome by Sam.  The Event was very well supported by collectors, (particularly in the morning), anxious to add to their collections.  The Civic Hall looked a picture and there were plenty of gorgeous bears of every size and description.  There was a lovely, friendly atmosphere and we had a super day, with a number of Teddybuys bears going off to new homes.  I treated myself to a lovely, handmade wooden rocking chair for the bears, some lovely golden Schulte alpaca and a few growlers.  We arrived back home at about 9 pm, tired but happy!

Well, no peace for the wicked.  I now need to make some more bears for the Bears on Parade online show in July!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed your weekend :o) My memories of Stratford are all around school trips, so probably not the best lol