Thursday, 2 December 2021

Blogmas - Advent Day 2

 

The Day 2 Advent calendar doors gave me some Christmas tree socks and a little clear brow gel ... something that I actually use now and then, so it's a real winner of a day. 

 I have to say I am loving the socks, the only trouble is they are more of a Summer-thickness sock than one for Winter, so I actually have my thermal ones on today.  But heck I don't mind wearing Christmas tree socks with my shorts next July ... I could even start a new trend.  😀


In other news, the Challenge coffers were added to nicely this morning with another £45 from a Facebook Marketplace sale.  My last one I think, people are starting to mess about asking for things and then not responding to messages, and it's a good job my phone is on silent from 10pm each night as the number of enquiries you get in the wee small hours, especially on a Friday or Saturday night is ridiculous.  Shopping when you are drunk on FB Marketplace seems to be a thing!!


What did I sell, well as beautiful as my Le Creuset casserole and pie dish were they have just never been used much, and not at all since I moved into my new smaller home.  They are heavy decorative things just to dust and the casserole took up space on the open shelves that I just don't have to spare.  So I thought it far better that I sell them on to someone who would actually use them and appreciate a bargain.  I have had ten years of them and I can bet I can count on one hand the number of times they have each been used ... although they looked beautiful on my wooden shelves at Isfryn.

It's almost time to count my money and see just how much I have for next years shopping Challenge.


Sue xx 🎄

12 comments:

  1. We have two quite small Le Creuset dishes that my brother bought us one Christmas about 25 or 30 years ago - they fit well onto a hob ring for cooking small quantity of things like mushrooms in. They are always in use but don't look as pristine and pretty as yours by any means, but I never really wanted any of the casseroles or pans as they are indeed very heavy. Glad they have gone to a good home and provided you with a little further income for your next challenge.
    PS Love those socks - I expect when you open the others you will be able to mix and match them all so the combinations could be endless!

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    1. Ooh ... I never thought of mixing and matching the socks, what a good idea 👍

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  2. Congratulations for coffers and I hope you sell your casserole very well, grettings from Anna

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  3. I love the socks and look forward to your challenges in the new year. Happy Christmas!

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    1. So do I. Happy Christmas 🎄. Are you vanishing between now and the big day?

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  4. I've never quite trusted Facebook marketplace as a selling platform for the very reasons you give here. I wouldn't want people coming to my house to pick up (or not, as the case may be) either. Well done on your sale though. It's a decent amount. Le creuset items look beautiful but are too heavy for me to handle. As my daughter says, everything seems heavier when you have a bad back.
    Love the socks!

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    1. It starts off so well ... or maybe it's just that I've ran out of patience with some of the questions and entitlement of some folks.

      The lady that bought my Le Creuset items was lovely though, and sent me a thank you message after her friend had picked them up for her. One of only 2 thank you's out of about 30 sales!!

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    2. Oh what a lovely lady. A thank you goes a long way and costs nothing.

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  5. Love the 2 advent calendars♥ This year I bought the grandchildren a "kindness advent calendar" to share which we are having great fun opening the little doors:) Have a great weekend and hopefully your pain is easing for you xx

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  6. This Autumn Management used FB Marketplace to sell some large garden items that were just taking up space (like the trailer). We priced at low silly money to get rid of them and there were no problems, perhaps we were just lucky?

    Well done for selling the Le Creuset - it is hardest getting rid of things which are beautiful like that but if you're not using them and you don't not have storge space . . .

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