I had a lovely time yesterday at the Car Boot Sale, something I've not done as a buyer at all this year. I bought quite a few things, but nothing that didn't fit in with our ethos. As well as the haul above I got myself three shirts, 2 check ones, one from M&S and one F&F as well as a new blue Monsoon one ....all for 50p each !!
So my purchases in the photo above are ...... a signed copy of Country Notes by Ian Nialls, lovely reading for a dark winters night - £1.50, Beachcomber Cottage by Monty Halls (the story of the TV series) - 20p, a crime novel that Jason might like also cost 20p (if he doesn't it can go into our car boot box for our next sale and we'll sell it for 50p), 1 roll of gingham ribbon and one of lovely cream lace, both full - £1 each, a full dispenser of hand and body lotion - 50p, 5 copies of Homes and Antiques magazine - £1 the lot and a brand new basket for displaying my handmade cards at the Farmers Market - 20p ...bargain of the day.
So a total spend of £7.10, a brilliant morning browsing in the sunshine and chatting to some lovely folk that were sweltering in the 24 degrees that it had reached by 10am (the main reason we chose not to do a sale ourselves), I was home by 11am with my goodies and more than ready for a cold drink in the cool of the house.
...spot the odd one out ?
Yes, that's Archie the cat sat under the old apple tree this morning in Chicken World. I'm not sure why .... he doesn't chase the chickens, he pretends to .... mock pounce and all that, but he's never once tried to catch one in all the time we've had them. It could be something to do with being chased by a similar sized, very angry cock pheasant the week before we got our girls !
And, finally a question ...
This morning I discovered a 'new to me' Blog. It's fascinating and so well written and it made me stop and think. We all do the rounds reading our favourite Blogs day after day, not really having the time to trawl around for new ones or even having the time to dip into others sidebar lists of favourite Blogs. Would you enjoy a peek into some of my favourite Blogs if I were to highlight one each week that I recommend as extremely good reading? If there are a few yes's I will start this week, if you would rather find them for yourselves I will abandon the idea.
It's over to you.......