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Dickens Fair!

Joe and I decided to have a just us date today. The girls are at Grandma's playing Barbie, the boys were left at KidsPark at noon. We drove to San Francisco and immersed ourselves in Londontown. We danced, we sang, we ogled, we ate, we laughed. We shopped. I went with a shopping list with 4 items on it and got three (a new bonnet, glass pen kit, turkey quills, and more watch necklaces. Couldn't find the necklaces) I also bought a hat pin because I needed one. We got to the naughty show at Mad Sal's, but arrived too late to get tickets for French Postcards (darn it). No less than 2 people came up to me and asked if I bought my sweater coat at Renn Faire and that they were sad they hadn't bought it.  I didn't take any pictures of us, but we will go back with all four children, possibly with friends, and I'll take some then.

We saw:
3 Tennant Doctors
1 Smith Doctor
1 Baker Doctor
Harry Potter
Mad Eye Moody
Edgar Allan Poe
Bill Sykes
Queen of Hearts

We missed HRM and the Prince Consort and Father Christmas.

I also saw a small sign, tucked into the corner of one of the shops that read:

He who works with his hands is a laborer
He who works with his hands and mind is a craftsman
He who works with his hands, mind, and heart is an artist.

I need to put that up somewhere.

Wonderful day!


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Dec. 1st, 2013 06:46 am (UTC)
Last year, I saw a Tardis themed gown complete with a light-up Tardis hat decoration, a couple of Sweeney Todds and Mrs. Lovetts, several doctors and a couple of folks who might have been wearing Rose's "Victorian" outfit or could have been just wearing goth stuff and hanging out with Doctors.

I think my sister and I are planning to go on the 15th. It's pretty much the only day where my schedule is free and her discount coupons are valid. I haven't decided if I'll dress up or not. I just finished trimming a new bonnet to go with my green civil war dress and I finally got around to making a petticoat for over the hoops, so it's just a matter of getting someone else to drive because I am not driving in that get-up nor do I want to change in the parking lot again.
Dec. 2nd, 2013 07:07 am (UTC)
that sounds like an EXCELLENT day.

Dec. 2nd, 2013 03:40 pm (UTC)
I went on Saturday as a Tennant Doctor, and saw 2 others and 1 Smith and 1 Baker as well, in addition to a gal in a Tardis dress :).
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