Monday, 29 August 2011

I spy with my little eye...a bit of Cath?

Last week I took the The Big Man's Mum and Dad to a local market.  The Big Man's Mum likes markets and I must admit I use to turn my nose up at them, but now I'm a true convert.  Looking for that every elusive bargain to spend my (the Big Man's) pennies on is such a thrill. 

Whilst we ambled along, (the Big Man's Mum was walking with an elbow crutch, but that's a whole other story), I spied a rather "interesting" stall.  "Could it be?  Surely not?  What if it is?"  Pushing my disabled Mother In Law aside and dragging the Wee Man behind me I dashed to the stall and gasped.  Obviously not at those prices.  It can't be!  But did I care?  Not in the slightest.  

I wanted to take a photo of the stall but I'm sure the stall holder would have taken offence though probably not to the extent that she would have called the police, considering what she was selling.  

It was CK heaven, think of all the CK bags, in CK fabrics at market prices.  T'was heavenly.  By the time the Big Man's parents had caught up with us (disapproving looks included), I had a haul of bags in front of me deciding which one I wanted.  I wanted all of them obviously but I'm sure the Big Man would have had some chose words for me if I'd gone home with the entire collection.  

After some posing in front of a shop window and getting strange looks from the patrons of the bookies, I finally chose this gorgeous beauty. 

Lookey at the gorgeous flowers.  Pink and blue and all pretty looking.  It makes my tummy go all topsy turvy. It has all the pockets and space I need to carry all the Wee Man's stuff around with me.  Though probably not to the extent of my gorgeous tote bag from Cartier.  

The Wee Man got in on the act too and posed with a London print bag and insisted I bought that one instead.  As much as I love the London print I just can't see myself with it.  Maybe if I were four years old and London bus mad, I could have though.

As I paid I for the bag, second guessing my choice all the while, I noticed the Big Man's Mum barking her usual orders at the Big Man's Dad (he's ever so slightly hen pecked!).  She'd decided she wanted some CK action too.  Now I must tell you something about my dear Mum in Law.  She is a self proclaimed shopaholic and will buy things for the sake of buying things.  This drives me insane, as she will happily spend £20 on something that will spend it's life in the back of a cupboard.  I could go on, but I won't. 

I tried in vain to talk her out of buying a bag as I knew she would not use it.  It's not her style at all and it was way too big for her.  She has trouble getting around and the last thing she needs is a huge oilcloth bag swinging at her side.  But it was to no avail and she promptly bought a a bag because she "..wants one!".  Sigh!  

Can you guess what she's done with the bag that is of no utter use to her?  The bag that is way too big for her and will hinder her already hindered movement?  The bag that her insane shopaholic magpie mind insisted she buy?  Go on have a guess!

She gave it to me!  Her beloved, caring and thoroughly deserving daughter in law!  Yippeee!!!  That night she posed  with it and decided it was a bit too big for her and she didn't like the design and Dad in Law hated it too.  So I got it, cos I'm a good girl!  

So I have two.  Lookey, lookey, see. 

Bless my Mum in Law and her Shopaholic ways.  Bless her insane mind.  Bless.  


  1. Lovely bags - great to get not just a bargain, but a gift too!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Love the bags !!!
    But are you sure that your Big Man or his parents don't read your blog ??
    I know, parents can be very tiring. I often think when we go home after a visit : "I'm so glad that I don't have to live with them anymore" (the same thought also helps me get through very exhausting visits) :o)
    But that's easy for me to say, because my parents (in law) don't come to stay for several weeks, like yours.
    Maybe you should shop a bit more. Could make it even more worthwhile in the end !! ;O)

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  4. Whos a spoilt D.I.L then lol

  5. Hiya, I think I know exactly where you mean, as I drooled over them before, but left empty handed. They are so good you would never know. Lucky you getting to keep the other one. I suppose even though it is annoying that she buys things she doesn't need, at least it means she might give them to you!! xx

  6. Love it! I have the ck bag in the same print as the one you were given my MIL. What a treat :o) Scarlett x

  7. My goodness I wish ID been there! Gorgeous bags especially the one you bought. A great result from you MIL too :) xx

  8. Love the ck bag, I'm a fan of her fabrics too but her items are a little hard to find on my side of the pond. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

  9. Please post the price slowly as I put a hand to my chest!! I am SOOO Jealous. How did this stall owner get all this Cath lovely-ness?


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