For this post I have concentrated on the High Street. I decided to start at the Guildhall. A sign informed me that this hall has been here for 800 years but the front was added at the end of the 16th century. (That annoying blur is a person)
Looking opposite it is a building as pretty as a chocolate box which is appropriate as Thorntons is a chocolate shop - no, I didn't go in! The shop fronts here are Victorian, but for the upper storeys, on the left is an old merchant's house (date 16th century or earlier) and on the right is a slice of classical elegance (18th century).
The upper storeys here are very early. And the two gables have shown a tendency to collapse towards one another - hence the two metal rods which are holding them apart!
Highly decorated upper storeys with painted woodwork, leaded light windows and a very cute balcony with a run of Gothic arches. These two buildings are sandwiched in by two modern brick buildings which are plain but in scale.
Showing the upper storeys jutting out over the High Street.
Further down the High Street I couldn't resist snapping a few pretty shop windows. A display of bags.
Embellishment is still with us it seems. I hardly know what's current as I haven't taken part in fashion for what feels like quite a long time. At the back is a heavily embroidered tunic dress. The band under the bust on the front dress is made up entirely of seed beads.
My eating continues to improve. I have bought no chocolate for over a week now - I'm off chocolate! I have eaten plenty of chicken (I bought 2 ready cooked rotisserie chicken for 97p each!) and veg and salad. I am virtually gluten free, eating ground rice porridge with chopped prunes for breakfast. For my evening meal tonight I have haddock, plenty of veg and mashed potato. So good progress!
I also have a Happy Blogger Award from Alan at Fools Fitness for which I have to think up 10 things that make me happy.
Ten things that make me happy right now:
1) Eating clean
2) Taking remotely in focus photos
3) Wallace and Grommit - right this moment I'm watching The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. It happens to be one of the Bear's favourites! He particularly likes Lady Tottington because he loves a bit of upper class totty.
4) Noticing how beautiful the place I live is since trying to capture it on camera.
5) Thinking about my lace making again - I WILL get some photos done
6) Meeting up with the Bear in town (even though he's always in such a bad mood)
7) Reading what all my blogging friends are up to
8) Visiting my healer
9) Looking at my recently dyed red hair in the mirror
10) The satisfaction of finally getting a post up!