To see what is going on in the Portobello Rd Antiques Market every two weeks, tune in to my blog ‘Portobello Rd Diary’ on the website www.art-antiques-design.com . You can read about recent global developments in the antiques world. Last Saturday was dull owing to half term. Public holidays make a difference to buying patterns. About 20 years ago no one went abroad for half term, you were lucky to get a day trip to Brighton, or up to London. Now parents take their little darlings to Bermuda!Now rail fares are so expensive, it may be cheaper than a family trip to London.We do get day trippers from France and Belgium on the Eurostar.