29.11.10

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Psynopsis Finstock Gloucestershire

Psynopsis David Cameron Finstock Church

When Karin mentioned the Christmas market we were trotting to was in David Cameron's constituency (which also happens to be the village where Kate Winslet buys her groceries) we didn't really expect him to physically be there with us in the tiny church of Finstock.* But there he was, holding his daughter's hand, declaring the Christmas market open, while Samantha pram-pushingly strolled along the stalls chatting to the locals (got to say she's a rather beautiful woman, much more in real life than the mag and newspaper pics show).

It was all so surreal and I would have loved to take pictures, but the 3 bulky bodyguards at the church entrance observed my camera with so much menace that I feared they'd tackle me to the floor as soon as I aimed at the prime-ministerial family; and how embarrassing would that be?!

I’m really sorry that this post is full of celeb chatter of my 10 minutes in the presence of the PM, but fashionwise my weekend in the Cotswolds has absolutely nothing to offer. The freezing cold makes me stick to cashmere sweaters and woolly trousers and – oh, the shame! – Ugg boots. From tomorrow on we'll only talk fashion; promised!

*Do you know how much I love English Christmas markets just for the fact that they are indoors? No shivering in the cold. So civilized!

25 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

How exciting! I am such a celeb person so any more sightings would be fun to hear about. And I love that photo of you chilling on the couch. So comfy!

Vintage Vixen said...

In these freezing conditions I'll forgive the Ugg boots! I love the Cotswolds, the old stone is so beautiful.
Get you mingling with the hoi-polloi. xxx

ediot said...

hi darling. wonderful photos. thanks for sharing! haha i have copycat uggs. but what's a girl gotta do in this climate.. fortunately mine were a steal so i knew i had to have them.. being a preschool teacher involves being outside so much - so i have to stay warm.
but i agree- they're not particularily pretty.
hope you had a good weekend dear
x

danniekate said...

that's so funny, that they were just there! i love christmas markets xx

Kazuko said...

haha, lovely post. and i do understand your celeb excitement. sometimes you ask yourself "how the hell did XY get where he/she is today", then you see/meet him/her in person and you understand. and hello? the PM and you on the same xmas market - of course this is something! :)

your pictures are wonderful. in my dreams i live there, too - together with my five dogs and many cats! :) seriously, what a beautiful place you're living in!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Thank you, Kazuko. This wonderful place is not mine, but our friends. One day I want to do just a post about their incredible interior designs (if they let me).

vint junky said...

Gah! Most of our xmas markets are outdoors, trust the irish!
Oh, i would have been celeb stalking to Sabine...'citing!
xx

vint junky said...

...ohhh, i wouldn't mind getting my hands on his leather chaps...to wear Sabine, to wear

tanvii.com said...

I am totally with Kazuko on this. I would be spell bound. I like the collage here ... The Love cushion and all! :)

Sniff said...

Lucky you to get to go to an indoor market! On Saturday, two friends and I tried to go to a traditional outdoor Christmas market in a park only a few minutes by tram from where I live, but we could only manage to have a quick look at a couple of the stalls. It was less than -10 C, and very windy, so the effective temperature was a lot colder. My hands were frozen, even with leather gloves on. We had to escape to a café for coffees without buying anything. Poor, poor market sellers that had to stay at theirs stalls from 10AM to 5PM! Brrr...

Btw, the Cotswolds is beautiful. I visited the place many years ago and would love to go back. Love the charming English countryside!

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

i love the photos, its so right for the season. and who doesn't love a great christmas market

drollgirl said...

ha! i think we all get starstruck from time to time! usually i see the bad celebrities, but even that stops me in my tracks and makes me laugh.

stay warm out there in your cashmere, wool, and UGGGGGGGS. hahahah! if i lived in a cold climate i am pretty sure i would have uggs, too! ;)

The Nyanzi Report said...

wow. audience with the PM. aren't we priviledged?

Clare said...

OHHH a PM sighting! How AWESOME. Even if you didn't get a photo the other ones on this post are gorgeous enough to keep us contended :)

Blicious said...

gorgeous shots!!!

xoxo
b

Li said...

i know that feeling of wanting to document what you see yet being prevented to do so .... nevertheless, memory will last ....

xx

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Leia said...

I had no idea that English Christmas markets were held indoors! Escaping from the cold sounds awesome. And I will keep my lips sealed on the PM sighting; he and I don't get on very well ;)

jemina said...

How wonderful, I would be star struck too if I were to see a celebrity :)

Kisses
J
xoxo

northwest is best said...

Nice photos! Can't believe the PM actually goes to local events. Thought he'd be too busy!

Stéphanie said...

So lovely pictures !

The Stylish Nomad said...

Aw love the rose pic! Beautiful!

xx
Kaylee

rossovelvet said...

...and in the meantime I was demonstrating in the cold against the cuts!
Fair world really!

Hope you had fun there though!
I'm going to Rochester this week-end for Christmas time and looking so much forward to it.... ;)

Veshoevius said...

"The freezing cold makes me stick to cashmere sweaters and woolly trousers and – oh, the shame! – Ugg boots." Boy do I hear you there sweetie! Despite my loathing for them I am almost caving in to buy a dreadful pair of Uggs myself.

Cindy Whitehead said...

sounds liek a fun and exciting day. Once again loving your photos. (-: