There's nothing they need, nothing they don't own already, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered waving queen; a belly-button brush; a silver-plated ice cream tub-holder; a "hilarious" inflatable Zimmer frame; a confection of plastic and electronics called Terry the Swearing Turtle; or – and somehow I find this significant – a Scratch Off World Map.
It's the walking past the endless stalls of Snyde designer sun glasses, bits of and whole bicycles. De lo vegetables, mobile phone accessories, industrial power drills and diamond sanding disks the random items of used clothing liberated from municipal council cloths dumps, sold from the back of white vans owned by Balkan chancers. Hand crocheted boob tubes and sun loungers Then there they are!
After a washout at my first attempt to go to Frome Market last September, today was luckier. Though chilly, the streets of Frome were very busy with food stalls, clothes, arts and crafts and music.
Here's more about the market (taken from the Frome Independent website)
So... the plan is :
1) Cut out plastic as much as possible. This means that food will have to be non-supermarket, probably. Although on close examination there is a lot of non food consumables that come with a lovely plastic jacket. This will take some thought.
I've avoided shopping completely this year apart from essentials. But there was something magical about Frome in pre-Christmas mode yesterday as I arrived in the town at dusk..
If all goes to plan I could be living there by the end of the year.
Calling the future periscope crew of Liskeard!
We urgently need a crew of volunteers to capture high quality pictures, and video recordings for this weekend.
With so many #NadelikLyskerrys activities happening, and so many people participating, we know it's physically impossible to be in so many places at once, unless you really are Tas Nadelik (Father Christmas).
Here is an example of a picture collage taken from :
The intro i think explains this project fairly concisely (which is rare for me). It is a space for you to connect with a simple pondering, join the conversation by sharing your experiences or understanding so far and be open to growing it further, maybe in entirely new directions - It is, i feel, what Campfire is all about - The exploration of ideas, application of new directions and finding the people to create the change we dare to envisage.
Hope...Growth....Curiosity ..... Conversation ....Inspiration to Act and Live.... Well that about sums it up!
Those who have met me, know that i can use far too many words than is truly necessary at times but this time i honestly think these sum up what Campfire means to me right now and I would like to bring people into the campfire ethos of - exploring with a curious mind, learning from each other with conversation and in turn growing in new directions - via some of the Posts I write.
More than ever, brands are being forced, whether they like it to not, to eyeball exactly where they are placing their ad dollars and pounds and who the middle men and beneficiaries are. Today Twitter's trending Top 10 shows a 'sponsored' hashtag at No1 - John Lewis' #MakeItThoughtful : Thoughtful gifting tips from John Lewis this Christmas
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