Saturday, 20 April 2019

A Good Week

I've enjoyed the last couple of days of warmth, it's cheered me up that's for sure.

Last Sunday I took a trip out to the local car boot sale on it's 2nd week of opening and it was  full up with booters even though the weather was still pretty cold. My "What to look for at boot sales" list got some more things ticked.

 Here's how the list has changed from mid February up to date.
  • For Willow....  young children's classic books like  Very Hungry Caterpillar (Still looking for a copy of VHC but have found others)
  • For Willow...............Wooden fit-the-shapes-in puzzles
  • For Florence.......winter clothes aged  3 - 4 .....ready for next winter (Few found but need more)
  • For Jacob's birthday ? (must ask eldest what Jacob needs)✔ Sorted
  • For me..............vest tops in light colours (None found yet, may buy some cheap new ones)
  • Things that would make Christmas gifts (No luck yet.... except for Grandchildren)
  • Printer cartridges - Epson with a cheetah picture - vain hope! ✔ Huge surprise, found 3 out of the 4 colours at the local sale on Sunday!
    I grabbed this pack of 3 out of the 4 colours needed for my printer £3 instead of £30 something
  • A lemon balm plant  Found one growing in the garden
  • Kilner or similar bottles (Not jars -have plenty of them) for flavoured vinegar gifts  ✔ ( Found 3 in a charity shop in Diss for 99p each
 Added to the list after 19th Feb........
 A stacking toy for Willow✔ at the local boot sale and given for part of her birthday pressie
I'm sure there are other things I'm looking for but didn't make a note of and can't remember now

I swam and shopped and of course there was the birthday outing on Tuesday, thank you for all the Happy Birthday wishes.

And then I had the house valued!
 I have no intention of moving but a card came through the door from one of the big Estate Agents  a few weeks back  (but wouldn't use them to sell) offering free valuations.So out of curiousity, just to see how the improvements that have been done have increased the value, I showed a man around. He thought it was wonderful (they always say that!) worth more than his research had indicated (they always say that too!). He had at least 30 families who would be interested in viewing straight away (not sure I believe that). Anyway the value has increased by about £50,000 and maybe a bit more, on what we paid 2 years ago, which is what I thought. I'm happy with that and still plan to stay until I can't manage here or get really fed up with having to drive absolutely everywhere.

And yesterday the Surrey part of the family arrived for more birthday and Easter celebrations over the weekend.......................... A lovely busy family weekend ahead.

 This week I am grateful for
  • The fun of searching for things at boot sales
  • Sharing a birthday with a granddaughter
  • Warm and sunny days.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Back Monday


  1. It's been loveloy, reading back through the last several entries. A belated but nontheless heartfelt Happy Birthday to you, congratulations on the valuation and all the car boot sale purchases and wishing you a very happy Easter spent with your lovely family.

  2. Pleased you got a few things from your list. I loved the sunshine the last few days. Going to town this morning looking out for a ciuple tee shirts. Hope you have a lovely weekend I am going to my daughters tomorrow for dinner and my son us coming on Monday to mend my fence and several other jobs.
    Hazel c uk

    1. The printer inks were a bargain. Hope you have a good weekend too

  3. Sounds like you have had a successful week. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Sounds like a really good week.

    I'd be selling up and moving on ... but you know me always up for a change ;-)

    1. This house is so light, bright and quiet that I'm not sure I could match it, so moving would be simply for the convenience of being able to cycle or walk to things and that means a village. Sometime maybe - not yet

  5. It's always best to go to a car boot sale with a list, instead of wandering aimlessly looking for any bargains that you don't really need, unless there are jugs, of course, lol.

    You are more suited to where you are than in the town, Sue.

    Have a good Easter with your family. We don't have any plans at the moment although we were going to have our Grand-daughters here overnight tonight, but that has fallen through and has been put on hold for another time. So, I'll just enjoy the peace and quiet and get my batteries charged up for a few appointments I have next week. Hey ho, always something.

  6. A village would be where I would go to sometime.
    A good weekend so far

  7. Good news about the house even if you don't want to sell yet. I like your list especially the lemon balm plant crossed through saying you'd found one in the garden lol. I hear the weather this weekend is going to be lovely. Hope you can get out to enjoy!

  8. Things always seem better when the sun comes out. Glad you are enjoying warmth in all areas of your life.

  9. Enjoying the sun here too - though I was painting in the yard today, which faces South and I was MELTING.

    Some good finds at the car boot sales - we hope for a busy one tomorrow with some bits and bobs coming our way.

    Happy Birthday (as it sounds like it was this week!)

    Glad to hear your house is worth a goodly bit more. It will be interesting what the new agent says (we will get a couple out) when we relaunch next month.

  10. Am always a tad envious when I hear about your carboots - we don't really have them so much up in Scotland. Got a few farmers markets which sell the best fresh produce but way above my budget unf! Happy Easter!

  11. I am happy for you that you've had such a lovely birthday week! Spring and warmer weather brings so many things that lift the spirits. It is wonderful to see the value of your home go up so much and I'm sure makes you happy for all the work you've had done. I would certainly stay right there as long as you are happy there. Have a wonderful Easter Sue and enjoy the family.

  12. Your car boot list is doing well, Sue! Even though you have no intention of moving, it is reassuring for you to know the increase in value :)

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