Happily, I have now sold, donated and passed on enough of my books to completely free up the bookcase from the bedroom. You have no idea how happy my new more streamlined bedroom makes me.
I put the bookcase onto Facebook Marketplace for £10 and it was snapped up in two days. It was only when the lady came to collect it and handed me the crisp new tenner that I realised that the bookcase had only cost me £8 about three years ago at a local car boot sale. So pretty good value, three years of use and then a two pounds profit. 😀
I finished sorting out the bottom cupboard of my living room bookcase the other day, and the books that I did decide to keep from the bedroom bookcase have ended up in there. It very satisfying to have all the non-kitchen books in one place, well virtually in one place there are a few decoratively dotted around still ... but you'll never cure me of that!!
I think I mentioned last week that Alan had bought me my Christmas presents while we were at Dunelm, he was determined to get them nice and early this year ... and they are already in use. He bought me a microwave, a new electric kettle and a few pieces of green tableware.
I saw and fell in love with some handmade green bowls, so I chose the minimum that I thought I could get away with ... and then Alan persuaded me to get the larger plate too. Which I guess with Christmas in mind, and perhaps needing a plate of sharing nibbles, was quite a good idea.
They are quite a bit greener than this photo shows them, but the light in my little kitchen corridor is terrible today. The rain has not stopped since last night, and I have had to have the light switched on just to be able to see to type.
What are you getting for Christmas this year, a want or a need?
Mine ... unusually for me ... is definitely a want, as I already had my white crockery, plus some of my retro pretty plates that luckily match in beautifully with my new purchases.