You know all those sayings about not doing a supermarket shop when you are hungry? Well perhaps it should be applied to me and car boot sales too. Although I always go early before breakfast, I'm not always living with just what will fit in my car.
After arriving last week at about 7.30 and finding it already very busy I made an effort to get up even earlier and strolled across the site to arrive well before 7.
Somehow all this lot was bought before breakfast and regretted afterwards!
A big fat Martha Stewart craft book, the bundle of peel-off labels and the picture of Stowmarket Market place were £1 each and the new tin of Derwent Inktense crayons were £2.
Actually only the picture was regretted, I thought it was an original water colour by someone I'd not heard of because it had a sticker on the back for Stowmarket Framing but it turns out to be a print by a now deceased artist called Martin Goode who has masses of prints for sale online, pictures of everywhere in the country.....extremely prolific..... and quite expensive. I think I'll take it out of its big frame and pop it in something smaller. I'd love to have a picture wall like John in Wales, small pictures gathered together rather than spread out around the walls.
When I get to my bungalow and get organised my office/crafting space will be at one end of my bedroom with a window looking out the front which, from previous experience, I'll feel more comfortable using. I've never enjoyed crafting when tucked away in a room upstairs. So maybe card-making will be a thing again - I didn't clear out everything.
I'm glad the whole two weeks weren't as noisy as yesterday, because there was a 'custom' car show on the showground, huge souped-up engines revving and loud music! Every Thursday evening through the summer they have a Motorcycle Meet which involves 50 - 100 loud bikes running through the village onto the showground and out again later. One reason the local people aren't quite as fond of the expansion of the Leisure and Retail park as the owners and visitors!