Last Sunday there was a vintage fair in Leeds (like every single vintage fair, it claimed to be "the best in the country!", which sounded promising) and we'd been craving sushi for weeks so we decided it was time to shut down our laptops and go on an excursion. Forgive my average quality pics, I only took little Lumix with me this time as I'm not too comfortable using the Canon in busy places yet.
I'd done a bit of research and found a couple of promising looking Japanese restaurants. Sadly I didn't go as far as to check that they actually served sushi. The first one we went to didn't, so we had to walk back across town to another one. The decor was really nice and the menu quite fun (I ordered some chilled green tea that promised to cure my liver and my soul along with a number of other things). The menu was very diverse but the choice of sushi pretty limited.
Luckily the starters were scrumptious! All in all it was okay but I don't think I'd go back. We might have to fall back onto Wasabi or Yo! Sushi next time. Not quite as authentic but at least you know the sushi is going to be tasty-ish.
Before heading to the vintage fair we went on a detour to the corn exchange for Boyfriend to test a few guitars. 45 minutes later, we left without one. (and yesterday we went on a 2 hour round-trip, also to test a guitar that we ended up leaving without. Someone's really picky).
The town hall itself is like an ode to vintage. Look at those doors! And the inside is even better.
The disappointing part about these vintage fairs is that they claim to sell "clothes and household items" but there are only ever one or two stalls with anything other than dresses and furs and scarves. I loved the atmosphere, people were extremely friendly and there was even a bit of jiving going on, but dude, more decor, please!!
Luckily I have an extremely observant boyfriend who spotted this mirror standing in a corner all by itself and decided I should add it to my collection (of 3, now! Wheeee). So for 12 beans we brought it home with us and now all it needs is a clean and a place to go while I wait for my wall of mirrors to become a possibility.
I also bought an item of clothing! Shocking! I'm under no illusion though, it's not vintage. Someone has just cut the label off and put it on a rack with other frilly clothes. But for 5 beans I really don't mind if it came from H&M, it's cute and scalloped and I love the colours.
What else did we get up to this week? Well, there was a bit of this:
Sometimes you need a little chocolate cake and human interaction to stay sane. I've just about finished translating my very first novel and I must say it made a nice change from forklift trucks and communication systems. Lots more work lined up for next week, in fact, I'd better get cracking! Saturday seems to have become another weekday for me. But then I have the luxury of not feeling guilty next time I want to take the afternoon off and have a nice long nap. Actually that sounds so tempting it might even happen today!
Enjoy the weekend, bunnies xxx