Stupid wet weather each morning meant No car boot sales on Easter Saturday or Sunday. The forecast for today is dire too. We plan to go through the books-under-the-stairs Again as Ziffit are doing a 15% extra for any they want to buy.
We went down to Felixstowe yesterday morning to check the beach hut and to bring home things we didn't want included in the sale.........Yes we decided to sell, it's just too much expense because of the council putting up ground rent each year plus we are further away and probably won't use it much now we have a quiet garden to sit out in.
We opened up the hut and a piece of paper fell out......it had been wedged in the top of the door. Someone who had just moved to Felixstowe was looking to buy a hut, so we rang the phone number and they came straight down and agreed to buy it! Our son will be upset that we've sold, because he loved going down there but the money we've sold it for will keep us for a whole year and there is no way to justify £700 annual ground rent (up from £500 when we first had it) and another £100 insurance for just a dozen days of use. And they've also increased the car parking fee from £3.50 a day to £4.10..........rising costs are just never ending.
So we just have to sort out paperwork when the council offices open again after Easter,hand over the keys and get the money! It's sad but it served it's purpose when we were in the small bungalow and for Col recovering first time round.
We did get to the local car boot on the Sunday before last, we were early and there weren't many there but I found this table and two chairs for £10.
When Col put a bit of fence up last year to protect part of the patio from the prevailing wind, I said we needed a table and chairs and looked all last year for second-hand without finding anything.
So my purse was opened very quickly when the seller said how much she wanted for these. They've had a wash down and just need a bit of a spray on some of the joints with the rust-cover paint and then some sunshine and warmth...........soon.......please.