Alan came to the Van with Mavis much later than usual this weekend as we had a house viewing at 1.30pm on Saturday. He thought the couple were quite elderly to be thinking about buying a smallholding, both at least in their seventies, but he was buoyed up by their excitement and the things they said and arrived feeling very optimistic. He read them wrong ... I think men do that more so than women ... we got feedback from the estate agent yesterday telling us that although they thought the house and everything we had done to the place was wonderful, it was all just much too close to the road.
Oh well, there's nothing we can do about that ... we only bought the place because we were assured the road would be moving, but after three years of floods that plan has pretty much been scrapped by the Highways Agency. So up to now with our viewings we have had two 'too close to the road', two saying we were too small and one saying we were too big, one lady who said absolutely nothing about it, oh and one offering us £80,000 under the asking price as that's all she could afford.
To take our minds off everything in Wales and to enjoy the sunshine while it lasted we went to the Bilsborrow car boot sale on Sunday. The dogs came and had a good walk, Alan mooched about and had a bacon bun, I had a coffee ... ooh coffee 💖
If you read my other blog you'll understand that one 🤣
But I managed to get a few bargains. Two stainless steel dogs bowls to go in the cars, the larger one for Alan's stonking big Audi boot was 50p and the small one to replace the dish I have in my little Fiat 500 was 20p. The boot space is a good size for me, it fits three shopping bags side by side but having a smaller bowl will help my emergency bag of car and dog related things stay a bit slimmer.
The basket I just absolutely loved. It is a genuine vintage one, something I used to sell lots of in my shops and I thought it would be good for display or even to store fruit or veg in. So even at £8 I thought I had a bargain.
The hand-creams were in a fancy box and were just £1 for the six. I go through so much hand-cream, and even more so these days when my skin dries out with all this hand sanitiser we have to rub in whenever we are out and about.
The little crocheted knee blanket was new and the whole stall was full of them, so someone had been working very hard. Mine was just £4, all that work and wool for £4!! It's going to to keep Suky snuggly in the Van over Winter and I'm sure she'll appreciate it when the nights get even colder than they have been over the last few days.
And finally this, I spied it in amongst all sorts of detritus on a guys stall and knew I just had to have it. It was £2. I think it's quite old as it just feels 'right', but whatever, it is just lovely and had to be mine. A quick clean and a wipe with some oil and it looks lovely.
So I spent a total of £15.70 and I think I have some lovely things to show for it.