|First stop of the afternoon was my wonderful tip - yielded a good haul as usual :) 3 books - an old household encyclopedia (not sure of date, possibly from beginning of 20thC,Women -An illustrated Treasury (paintings of women and quotes from women), Silk Dreams, Troubled Road (travel book). next in the pot was a terracotta breadwarmer and a silver toast rack (destined for selling) , 4 wee teddies that I will remove the terrible clothing from and knit them wee Fair Isle sweaters and sell them too, a bamboo mat for felt making and a big box of gem tumbling equipment, complete with various stones, but requiring a motor (shouldn't be too hard to find) - all for the princely sum of £2!|
I then went into the library intending to hire a film for the weekend, but came out with half a dozen books instead.* It's been so long since I've been in there, though, that my card wouldn't work, and I had to get a new one - books on making sausages, making all sorts of bread, feltmaking, watercolour painting, and Nigel Slater's Kitchen diaries.
Next stop was the garage for an ice lolly lol, before the doctor's appointment, which went better than I thought lol. Then it was on to the Co-op to do some shopping, bagged lots of reduced stuff and a small bottle of Jura malt whisky- my sort of shopping!
On sitting down with a much needed beer, I perused the Poultry & Livestock section of our local paper - I'm off to pick up 8 new-to-me chickens on Sunday to replenish by badger ravaged stock.
A thoroughly good haul I think :)
Should have gone to Specsavers - I picked up a free copy of what I thought was Nature Times, turns out it's Mature Times lol No matter, I will still read it, do the prize crossword and make it inot fuel for the stove. Free is good :)
Friday, 19 July 2013
Bit of retail therapy (and more) - MrsL style
Posted by MrsL at 19:14