Well took advantage of half decent weather today and took a trip out to a craft fair at the Piece Hall in Halifax. My and the other half took the monster with us, a decision which I later regretted. I love the shops in the piece hall my favourite of course being the crystal shop and my local pagan shop The Friendly Dragon. You can see where this is going…I hardly got to look at anything, the fear of his little hands grabbing and the fact the other half can’t keep still for five minutes while I look at things. I am sure this is a deliberate ploy by the other half to stop me spending and he almost succeeded I only bought some incense. Sadly there were not many stalls at the fair the majority had been there the previous two days. So after a wander round we took a quick walk round Halifax and I snapped a few pics.
Other half and the monster
I love looking at architecture wherever I go and as you will learn I prefer my buildings with some age to them. Infact the older the better. It is strange walking round Halifax because wherever you go you are being watched. From almost every building faces peer down at you. Mostly male with impressive mustaches. The faces of those who built their fortunes with the expansion of the empire determined to ensure everyone knew of their wealth and importance. I can not help but wonder what those unseeing eyes would say if they could comment on the the changes they have witnessed.
Couldn’t resist sneaking in todays buy I am trying as I write to work out a way to describe how it smells. A mix of the more normal incense smells Sandalwood or Cedarwood, but there is something else there. The romantic in me thinks of old books, maybe the deep recesses tucked away at the back of a second hand book shop. Something musty but pleasant. I have a feeling they will not last long then another trip will be required but do not tell anyone I may just slip away on my own next time lol