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Thursday, 12 October 2017

And Again

Another Jolly Jumble last Saturday and another car-boot sale on Sunday. We headed out to one jumble and found another on the way. All I got from the one we knew about was a new set (pair?) of nutcrackers for 20p but at the first I found the DVD of the recent film - Their Finest -  for 50p and the heavy glass sundae dish also 50p, Col found a book he'd not seen for another 50p. I didn't realise Their Finest was based on the book "Their Finest Hour and a Half" by Lissa Evans which I've already read a few years ago. No wonder the film sounded vaguely familiar when it was trailed on TV earlier this year. I think John Grey might have done a review of it on his blog too.

It's getting to the end of car boot season at our local one and most of the people there are just the regulars but we picked up these few useful bits. The wooden toy with push round pegs (20p) is for Florence (I'll save that for Christmas as it's in lovely condition) as are the board books (£1 the lot). The handy thing being that she'll have grown out of these by the time grandchild  #3 will be old enough and they can be passed on. The box of individually wrapped Christmas candles were £1 and I'll add a couple to the hampers and Col picked up the golf-ball radish seeds for 50p a pack. Hope the man with boxes full of T&M seeds will be there next week so I can take my seed list and see what else we can get cheap.


I do love picking up little things for the grandchildren just wished we saw more of Jacob. They were due to be up from Surrey next weekend but change of plan at  J's work has put paid to that. Hope they get here before Col goes in for the stem cell treatment. I'm pleased that we'll have 2 grandchildren in Suffolk when Son and DIL's littl'un arrives next year.

Apologies to folk who saw this post when it escaped on Sunday. I had to tether it back again, so it became "doesn't exist" and thanks for comments this week, I discovered lots of comments on the Hares post that I'd not noticed so apologies for not replying. Also Big welcome to follower 216. Hi, hope you enjoy reading.

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Sue

14 comments:

  1. Morning Sue! That's quite the little haul. I'm banned from boot sales because my house is full! Golf ball radish are delicious! Good find x

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    1. We had golf ball radish a few years ago they were brilliant. Then we couldn't find them again in any catalogues. so pleased to get them

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  2. Lovely collection of things found at the boot fair. For the last couple of years I have been looking for all sorts of childrens books. I collect them during the year then I wrap them and make a Christmas Advent bag with twenty for books for my grandchildren and they love it. Even my son asked if I was going to another this year, as it went down really well last year

    Julie xxxx

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    1. I'm now wondering about an adult version for me! 24 books sounds very good!

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    1. Spending £2 a time! I'm the last of the big spenders!

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  4. I agree it is nie having one's childred and grandchildren fairly near at hand.

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    1. I had no idea how much I would love having grandchildren!

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  5. Do you have a note book system for recording what you've bought and where you've put it and possible recipient? This is a serious question, not meant frivolously.

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    1. Things I buy for Christmas presents go on a shelf in a wardrobe. Things I buy for granddaughter Florence that are not for Christmas are on a table ready for our next visit. Things for Grandson Jacob are in spare bedroom ready for Surrey familie's next visit here. I'm super-organised due to running a family for umpteen years and a cub scout pack for 20 years. Now I only have to organise me and Col so it's easy!

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    2. So a fairly simple organisational system. You just have to have the discipline to place each thing in the correct location in the house which you clearly have!

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  6. Wow great deal on the DVD! That's the best thing about going to these sorts of sales - finding all the bargains!

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    1. I was surprised to find a new DVD for 50p. Not something I usually look at but spotted it as it was trailed on TV a lot this year and Sis-in-law went to see it and mentioned it.

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  7. Lovely haul. You always seem to find the best items at your car boot/jumble sales.

    God bless.

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