Hasn't the weather improved?! It's so lovely and sunny here I can finally believe that Spring is here.
Yesterday we hottailed it to our favourite car boot sale in a neighbouring town. It's about a 25 minute drive away but well worth it. Unfortunately there were not that many sellers there yesterday. Only a quarter of the usual amount so the pickings were rather slim.
So slim in fact I only got two things for myself. The Wee Man on the other hand got a huge bag full of books and a game.
First up for me was this cute little ceramic hen. The seller informed me that is was a gravy seperator. I thought it was a wee bit too small for gravy but smiled nicely and accepted her 50p offer. I think in fact it's an egg seperator. See the little lip on the hen's chest?
Unfortunatley I have no use for an egg seperator as I do not cook with eggs that often because of the Wee Man's allergies so the hen will be for display purposes only. Love her eyelashes.
Next up a chequered cake set for all of £1. It's always a challenge to make exciting and different treats for the Wee Man and I thought this cake set would make a little surprise treat for him. The seller said it belonged to her Mum so maybe it's vintage, though vintage "Made in Taiwan" is a bit of a stretch.
Reading the instructions I think there is a lot of room for disaster, but I'm willing to give it a go. Maybe the cake will be more splodge than chequered? Either way, I'll post some pics of the results once I get round to using it. The Big Man observed that the cake set will most likely end up in the box of stuff for us to sell at a car boot sale! Humph!
That was it for me. I also got a huge pile of books for the Wee Man, a lot of them old Ladybird non-fiction books, for £1.
Also a Mousetrap game which unfortunately had no instructions in the box. I bought it from a man who had just got a call to say his daughter was in labour with his first grandchild. I didn't have the heart to keep him back whilst I checked the contents. He was desperately packing up and I think the buyers felt his desperation because a crowd converged on his stall picking up anything and everything and demanding a price for it. For the record I was already eyeing up the game when he got the call, so I was not one of the vultures, though to be honest I did have a quick squizz around his stall to make sure there wasn't anything else I wanted. Am I naughty?
And last but not least a fantastic Egypitan craft set. My 10 year old niece is obsessed about all things Egyptian. She can name all the rulers of ancient Egypt, who their parents were, how they got to be ruler and anything else you would care to know about them. I always keep an eye out for anything Ancient Egypt related for her.
The box is full to the brim of crafty things. She's also very arty and crafty. I can't wait to give it to her. She will be so excited.
That's my lot for this week. We were suppose to go to another car boot sale today but the Wee Man and the Big Man are off riding miniature steam trains instead.
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