Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Car Booting


As well as wandering round lovely National Trust properties over the weekend we went to a couple of car boot sales.  The first one at first glance seemed dismal, just two rows of cars with hardly any browsers and buyers cars leaving as quickly as they arrived.  But we had a wander round anyway and we were glad that we did.  We got the lovely solid pine handmade cupboard for just £10.  It will be painted and will hang in the bathroom once we get round to finally renovating it.


We also bought a Dvd box set of the first two series of Scott and Bailey for £1, and the book which caught my eye (as they do) for just 50p.


We picked up one of these boxed sets and were chatting to each other about how it was supposed to be such a good series and that we had never seen it, and the chap behind the table piped up with  "you can have the lot for a pound".

Who were we to say no ... one of them is unopened and still wrapped in its cellophane wrapper.  We'll give the first episode a try and if we like it we'll watch the lot, if not we'll sell them on next time we do a car boot sale ourselves, there's definitely some profit there!!

We went on to another one, which looked very promising, lots of cars parked up in row after row basking in the sunshine.  There were lots of buyers bustling around ..... but there was nothing we spotted that we either needed or even just wanted.  So we bought an ice cream and mooched about a bit before getting back into the car and went on our way.

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The house is all quiet, very quiet, so I was wondering what the dogs and Ginger were up too .....


... I needn't have worried.  Everyone was snoozing.


What a pair of cuties.

Sue xx



17 comments:

  1. Some good bargain s there, I can't pass a car boot without stopping.

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  2. Those two are so adorable together! I don't imagine Jet, Oscar and Freya ever snuggling up like that!!
    The cabinet looks great - as you say, a lick of paint and it will be very useful storage.

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  3. The cabinet will up cycle beautifully. My daughter watched west wing she enjoyed it.

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  4. Love the pine cupboard, that was a bargain.

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  5. How fun for a dog and cat to be snuggled up together on the bed. I had not heard of a car boot before!

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  6. Bargain and cute snoozers too!

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  7. They do look a pair of cuties I agree, great bargains too x

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  8. Sue The West Wing is amazing and it opens your eyes to how the American Democratic system or doesn't work in some cases lol

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  9. Lovely cabinet, rethink painting.

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  10. The West Wing is still one of my fav programmes ever. We have just re-watched the entire thing and loved it just as much as the first time round. I hope you enjoy it.

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  11. I have lots ready for a car booty, but every Sunday we've been able to 'do' one, it's rained! I'm not doing too badly with my eBay selling though. Every little bit helps :-)

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  12. Love the cupboard - you got a bargain there!

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  13. I love that the cat and dog sleep together and you got a great cabinet!

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  14. wow! great cupboard!
    love the fur babies!

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  15. Oh the West Wing box sets will be a dream. The title of the first episode I seem to remember is POTUS has fallen off his bike. Still one of my fav titles for an episode of something. Martin Sheen is fantastic as is Rob Lowe and the whole ensemble cast is a joyto behold. Enjoy.

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  16. Looks like you got a great bargain with the boxed sets, that will keep you busy for a while! I remember doing car boots before we moved to NZ, and cringe at what silly prices we gave stuff away for - gorgeous books for 10p, hardly worn clothes for 50p. You can definitely get some great bargains at car boots and garage sales!

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  17. I echo LOUISE'S post about the West Wing set - I rarely watch American dramas but this one was excellent. I watched as many episodes as possible as often as possible - it's one of those where you intend to watch 'just the beginning' of the next episode to see how that cliffhanger turned out . . . then find you've watched yet another full episode! Brilliant casting and acting, brilliant script writing . . . ENJOY!!!

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