It was my children’s first day back to school today & the start of a very long ‘to do’ list for me. But luckily the first thing on my list was to collect my dress sample from the dress maker so I headed in the Falmouth direction which felt like such a treat!
I lived in Falmouth for 7 years & my boys were born there so a trip over there even though it takes about an hour is really loaded with nostalgia & loveliness & luckily I got there early so I hung out in Miss Peapods café on the edge of the Penryn river for an hour with a sketch book & the West Briton Newspaper while listening to the AMAZING sounds of the local choir practising upstairs.
Then it was time for my dress! pretty much as I had requested it to be & I’m really happy with it. However…… this isn’t an entirely happy story. The quote I was given was £120 for a pattern & a mock sample with £60 deposit & the rest upon collection. When I took my little fist of notes today to collect I was give a final bill for £409 (!!!!) There was me thinking that a total quote was a total quote?- I might need to seek advice for this, what would you do??
But my day was super recovered by going over to the Ma Show at Falmouth Art College to see my friend Sue Bamford (a true genius in the world of most things but especially for mending, sewing, art & the environment). A wonderful cheering exhibition full of enlightenment & hope.