Having grown up in Southend, I wanted to move back to be near the babysitters, sorry grandparents for when my son was born. I moved to Leigh on Sea and have discovered a wealth of very talented, creative people here and enough gorgeous little shops to make a sizeable dent in my bank balance. Having been pining for London a little bit recently,  I found the perfect antedote in the craft and vintage fair at the local community centre last Saturday. With handmade jewellery, vintage clothing and gorgeous homewares this fair wouldn’t have been out of place on Brick Lane or Columbia Road. Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to be sharing my finds from the fair and the great shops to be found in Leigh.