The highchair is Swedish and it's first occupier is now forty-six years old. Her brother and her own children have also put it to good use over the years - some repairs were necessary! But it is a great design, it functions as a highchair
and also, by folding the hinges, as a play table.
With the glass and paint collected we were heading for home when posters reminded me that Carter's steam fair had been in town for several weeks and this was the last weekend before they packed up and moved on. They had set up camp in the park.
All was quiet, many of the rides were in covers,
the fairground workers asleep in their smart, liveried caravans.
Everything strangely silent,
the chair-o-plane seats barely moving in the breeze.
Only the flags were flying.
These designs must be passed on from generation to generation.
And what small child wouldn't want to ride in one of these cars!
It was quite ghostly to wander around on my own in the silence. It will have been very different at night with the lights and noise and the steam fair music!