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Monday, 12 June 2017

Strike While the Iron's Hot AKA............

..................Quick, while the husband's well!

Colin had a good week last week, with all infections gone and the special chemo tablets working without causing problems. So we decided to take our boxes of books-that-don't-fit-and-we've-had-them-for-years-without-reading and other unwanted odds and ends to the local car boot sale.

(On Saturday he also managed a bit of hedge cutting too )

We'd got nothing of any great worth so sold most things for 50p ......... simply to get them out of the way. After paying the £5 pitch fee we made just £22. Oh well, better than nothing I guess.

I found a 'couple' of useful things while we were there
 Wooden skittles and a push and go tractor for when Jacob comes to visit were £3. A roll of double sided sticky tape, a roll of grease-proof paper, 2 Sudoko books and a Katie Fforde book of short stories and the 2 bags came to £5.10p and another box of mushrooms for £1.
 I checked the bags really well after my last disaster, but these are very sturdy and cheerful too. Obviously we took snacks and drinks with us and even avoided buying ice creams so no spend other than the above.

We were home again by just after noon and unpacked the few things left. The books have gone in the cupboard under the stairs.....I'm hoping son will take them to a boot-sale when he does one later in the year. Other bits and bobs fitted into one large carrier bag and will go to a charity shop. 3 cardboard boxes have been flattened so all in all quite pleased with our few hours out.


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Sue




27 comments:

  1. it's lovely to stop by here and read that Col had a good week. I'm so pleased for him, and for you. Long may it last.

    Here's to a good week. For us all.xx

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    1. We have another in and out and about week ahead but at least he is well enough to share the driving

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  2. Glad to hear you had such a good week ~ a glimmer of normality returning, I hope!
    Don't spend your earnings all in one place!

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    1. Fingers crossed for a few good weeks before the planned prolonged spell in hospital in Cambridge

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  3. What lovely news to hear that Col had a good week.
    Love those bags-x-

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    1. Both from the same stall, couldn't decide which I liked best so had both for £3. Probably a bit young looking for a 62 year old! but I'm not bothered.

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  4. I can see you have invested your money in essentials! Really good news re. Col
    Gillx

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    1. All things that will be used. Sudoko for the brain workout!

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  5. Such good news re Col. And a good haul and clearance!!

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    1. I can now get in the cupboard under the stairs!

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  6. Nice to hear that Col is having a good spell.

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    1. We hope it lasts a while, he is fed up with infections.

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  7. well done at carboot. unfortunately we don't have any near me to try my hand as a seller, but £22 profit seems not too shabby to me.

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  8. Nice to read that Colin is improving. Well done £22 is better than nout!
    Which Saturday boot sale did you go to?

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    1. First Saturday of the month at Melton on the edge of Woodbridge or the HUGE one every Saturday at Needham Market but that would be a long journey for you

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  9. really glad that Col is feeling well.

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    1. It's good to have him feeling well again even if only for a few weeks

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  10. So nice Col is well enough to get on with things, must really lift his spirits.

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  11. Good to here Col has been feeling a bit better.
    £22 is better than nothing, at least you cleared some stuff, we are thinking about doing one as well, but like you I come home loaded with goodies.

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  12. I could fill a car boot sale with all the junk in our house (if I had time) but the kids won't let me get rid of stuff, and they'd buy more than we sold!! Good to hear Colin is able to be himself for a while. We think of you both regularly and wait for your snippets of news.

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    1. Colin just wrote you a long email, pressed something and lost the whole lot! and couldn't remember what he'd been writing! except he's been meaning to thankyou for going into hospital to see him last year and then kept forgetting. hopeless!

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    2. Ha! Sounds like me when I'm using my phone and not the laptop. We'll be in touch when we know when we're down in Suffolk this summer, it might be another hospital visit on our way past if the timings are wrong ☺

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  13. I expect it was just nice to be doing something together with the added bonus of getting rid of some stuff and making some money. Glad to hear that col is having a good week. Long may they continue xx

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  14. I'm glad Colin was feeling better and you two were at a sale and got rid of things and found fun things and spent little on food. I'm slowly going through items as well. Clothes seem to be the thing right now as spring is here and still trying to find items I got last year from a clothing exchange at church. Prayers that Colin continues to mend and it keeps all life better in your side of the world! Cheers!

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