This must be the wettest June ever. So annoying for all the tourists hoping for a weeks holiday enjoying all the shows and exhibitions to be consistently soaking wet. Art and Antiques fair starts June 24th followed by Olympia starting on June 27th and Masterpiece from June 30th, which means collectors may see all fairs in one week.There are so many wonderful to see, creativity and craft and skill burst out from every show case. Hard to imagine a civilisation without antiques. without curiosity about how our ancestors lived, loved, worked and what they valued. A simple item, perhaps a ring or a sewing set can tell you what materials were available due to travel and what merchants managed to bring home to please the court because the king insisted on wigs being worn at court.