Monday, 12 May 2008

busy weekend

wow, that was a busy weekend, I need a week to recover.
Saturday we needed to go into town, I wanted to go to a gluten free food fair that was on, as part of gf awareness week, which was wonderful, wandering around eating free samples of cake/bread/biscuits/crackers, all yummy and gluten free - well that's not true, some gluten free stuff tastes like cardboard, but most of it was yummy - I bought a few treats to stock up the cupboards and I even bought a chocolate cream eclair, which I ate later with a cup of tea in the park - heaven.
We'd cycled into town along the river path, it was the first time we'd gone all the way into town, it's about 2 miles, K and E did really well, the hardest bit is getting from our house to the river path, (because of the roads), we wind through the side roads, and get off to cross the main road. there were lots of people cycling and walking, and we really enjoyed it, we'll do it again!
the not so fun part of the trip was buying K new school shoes, hers were rubbing, after a 45 minute wait in one shop, and lots of pairs of shoes tried on we left empty handed, and ended up in the most expensive shop in the world, but of the two pairs that the very lovely lady assistant brought out, they both fitted and so she got to choose which she wanted, unheard of, usually it's if we can find anything that fits you have to have it.
yesterday I braved the world of the car boot, for the first time in about 12 years, to try and sell some of the clutter we sorted out last week. not really my idea of fun, getting up at 6 to stand in a field for 5 hours, and slowly get sun burnt to a crisp (despite the factor 50!), but I sold quite a lot(one bike, one easel, two baby seats, 7 barbies, 6 action men, some playmobil, some cook books, some children's books ..............................), although the car is still packed to the brim ready for a trip to the charity shop with the rest. and I didn't buy anything!
no photos today, but instead a link to something which I found the other week, it made me stop and think........

13 comments:

  1. You are brave to do a carboot sale - I've not done one for years and is my idea of pure horror!
    I watched the link...
    It made me think too.

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  2. I'm impressed a car boot! For years I shoved all my old junk into the attic saying I'd do a car boot but never actually did. Eventually we phoned Help the Aged and a couple came round with a van and took it all back to the shop to sell, they were making trips backwards and forwards all morning!

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  3. well done for doing the boot sale without buying anything- my husband can't resist and always brings home extra junk!

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  4. It sounds like we all could do with just one extra day at the weekend to fit everything in. Well done for doing a carboot and I too had to buy new shoes for one of my daughters on Saturday, it's a nightmare
    Kimx

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  5. I watched the video link. It may be a good idea to introduce the blue ribbon idea to schools here in the UK too.

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  6. We also had to get new shoes for Georgia last week as she had gone up a full size - Well done on the car boot - we got rid of loads of stuff when we moved, but its something you really have to keep on top of, otherwise it builds up again - Natalie x

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  7. the homely yearMay 12, 2008 10:46 pm

    Hi, I've only ever done two car boots and found them really hard work. I do like buying things from them though...there always seem to be bargains I can't resistZ!
    Margaret and Noreen

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  8. Glad you got through it all including more shoe shopping eek! and got to have a GF eclair! I enjoyed the link ~ thanks for sharing :O) Gx

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  9. Don't think I could ever brave doing a car boot- well done you. I'll have to tell my mam about GF awareness week, she probably doesn't know. She has a recipe for eclairs if you would like it - they are yummy?
    Lisa

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  10. Good for you doing the car boot as for the gluton free fair, sounds wounderful as a gluton free girl I like the sound of this!!!

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  11. What a busy weekend indeed! Glad you were able to sell some stuff though and pick up some goodies at the gluten free fair.

    Thanks so much for the link. I have passed it on to all the girls!

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  12. Thank you so much for the link very moving!

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  13. I hate shopping for shoes for myself or my daughter as often nothing fits - I still need to find her some summer sandals that don't cut into her legs.

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