From Germany to Glossop…

..Deutschland to Derbyshire. We’re back. The house is full. Aidan has just pointed out that I don’t really have time for a blog but I just can’t resist: the sheer scale of what we have returned with from this trip is phenomenal. Observe:   Note the glass head back right; at the moment, we think…

Germany tomorrow!

This time tomorrow we’ll be in Tina on our way to Deutschland. I’m a little bit excited… Hopefully there’ll be some more of this: As found in a second hand junk shop… hidden behind a rack of clothes for thirty years! I want our front room to look like this when we return: Or maybe…

Cuboid Carstens

Some more keepers from the Germany Road Trip: These are made by Carstens; the larger one is marked M16/12 and the smaller white one is M14/10. The glaze is known as ‘Aztec’. These might be two of my favourites – at least for the moment, anyway! I’m still trying to work on my better photos, but…

Autumnal West German Pottery

[Left to right: Possible Carstens, Scheurich,  Scheurich] There is definitely a change in the air: the nights are drawing in and our garden is becoming covered with leaves of various red, brown and orange shades. If I was any kind of interior decorator, I might start changing my house to reflect the autumn season. But hold on,…

Üeberlacker Twin Pots

That title makes it sound like yoghurts. It’s not yoghurts, I promise!   Üeberlacker Keramik make some luvverly pots (I’m getting my Masterchef style voice ready for tonight’s show…); bright, unusual and original… Yep, I like them. These are a pair we decided to keep from the original German Road Trip. For once, I’ve attempted…

Back from Germany – pots ahoy!

Well, we got back on Sunday afternoon feeling tired, dirty and utterly thrilled with our haul of pottery!  We’d had a fantastic second week in Germany, staying with another of the Pottery and Glass forum members near Nuremburg, before heading back up to the Essen area to look for more pottery. One of the best…

Ransbach-Baumbach and Jopeko

After Essen, we had to make our way South towards Worms and Speyer. Before we set off, we trundled around a few more Trödelmarkts, filling the car up even further. Once Tina was fit to bursting yet again, we began the next leg of our journey. We spotted that our route was going to take…

Part Two: The Ruhrgebeit

Another thing about me and travelling: map-reading. I’m pretty shocking at it. I have a tendency to send us off a junction or road too early, can’t seem to orientate the map and find it really difficult to follow where we are on our route. This hasn’t helped us being able to find Trödelmarkts which…

German Road Trip: Travelling, Tongeren and Trödelmarkts

It probably wasn’t a good sign when I got us lost in Britain.  Our first stopover was to break up the journey to Dover, staying at Aidan’s brother’s house in Letchworth. Unfortunately, I managed to direct Aidan off the motorway a stop too early and we spent a good half an hour trundling down some…

A Mini Ebay Purchase

My latest Ebay find – quite poor advertising meant this was mine for £7 including postage: Goes quite nicely with my other one: We’re going to Germany tomorrow. I’m a little bit excited, so thought I’d do a bit of WGP blogging to get me even more excited. I have also listened to Neneh Cherry’s…

A West German Road Trip

I must start off with an apology – I’m extremely sorry for how poor I’ve been on the blogging front recently. As always, my excuse is time. I’ve been too busy for the past month: marking exams, car boot sales, general day to day life etc. So, I’m afraid the blog got slightly neglected. Happily…

70s Sunburst Clock and Others…

We won, we won, we won! We won the 70s sunburst clock that we put in a bid for at the auction. Clock was collected last night and duly batteried, cleaned and inspected by the other half. A did a sterling job, as always! I absolutely love it and cannot wait for it to be…