Today the Great Golfer assumed his role as an Assistant Curate and went to a clergy meeting in Bridlington. He persuaded me to go with him and have a day out in the seaside town. The sun was shining, although it was about 3 C, so I set out to enjoy a walk and fresh sea air. A good walk and coffee and a toasted teacake later, the weather changed to very windy and cloudy. I decided to wander around a bit more and discovered the Bridlington Sewing Centre. I took shelter in the shop and browsed for a bit then got into conversation with the very nice proprietor, Mr Hall.
What a joy to talk to someone who really knows about sewing machines! He has been in the business of selling them and repairing them for 40 years. He was impressed that I still have my Bernina 740, bought 46 years ago, and that my new machine is a Janome. I resisted temptation and didn't spend too much money - just bought some new bobbins for the Janome. At least I now know where I can go if one of my machines needs fixing or if I want to buy a new foot for the Janome. The shop also has a rather nice range of fabrics but I kept my eyes averted!