It wasn’t your usual Sunday morning in our house today, as Ashley is running the Torbay Half Marathon this morning, so was up far earlier than he normally would be. Added to which, when I woke up at around 6.45, it was pouring with rain, so there was no point rushing out to the car boot sale at all.
Ashley left just before 8, and I enjoyed a cup of tea in bed with my book, by which time the rain had temporarily stopped, so I decided I would venture out and see whether the car boot sale was on. I persuaded Will to come with me (he is his mother’s child, and enjoys a good rummage at a boot sale) and we set out at about 8.30.
The bootsale was indeed on, although once again much reduced in size from what is normal for this time of year. Only the most stalwart of sellers are prepared to brave the weather at the moment, it seems. It was a successful morning’s shopping, though, and here’s what we brought home with us today:
Was rather pleased with this Dala Swedish horse, still with its original sticker, for only 50p. The shower gel and Body Shop eye make up remover were each 50p as well. I now have enough shower gel in stock for about a year, as I’m still working my way through lots I bought in a really good online Body Shop sale, and yesterday in Tesco I picked up several bottle of Lynx shower gel (both Ashley and William’s preferred brand) which was hugely reduced to £1 a bottle!
Rather cute vintage (?) Oxo tin – full up with seed packets dated in the 1980s! 50p
Clarks toddler trainers, boxed, £1
Nine West wedges and Faith wedges, £1 each. Faith ones are brand new.
Amazing leopard and snakeskin (faux, obvs!) Primark heels £1.50, Evans leather sandals £1 – both brand new.
Wallis printed linen skirt, Animal white linen shorts, M&S black dress (brand new with tags), £2 each.
Set of Noddy skittles. I have a bit of a soft spot for Noddy, and I loved this set, which William pointed out. £1.50.
Hobbs shopping bag – which will make a brilliant beach bag for my hols. 20p. You can’t say fairer than that, can you?
William found himself a couple of ‘treasures’ as well. He loved this brass letter opener, inscribed ‘Istanbul’, which he paid 50p for. He c commented that as he doesn’t get many letters, he’ll probably use it for opening emails, which gave us both a giggle!!
And finally, Will also picked up this very intricate glass sailing ship for 75p.
Not a bad morning’s shopping.
My friend Faye is popping over shortly to borrow a handbag for her daughter’s graduation from Cambridge University (with a First – the clever thing!) shortly, so I’m looking forward to a coffee and a catch up with her. Also awaiting a phone call from Ashley to say he has safely finished the marathon – I’m such a worrier!
Have a happy Sunday whatever your plans are – and let’s hope for a bit less rain and a bit more sunshine for the coming week!