This weekend heralds the start of British Summertime and I found some fab things on this week's charity shop trawl to get me in the mood!
I found two lovely floral dresses for a fiver each, both still brand new with labels in. The pale dress is a maxi style with spaghetti straps and an elasticated bust. The darker one is a short dress which I'll wear over navy linen trousers or jeans. Not that I'm a particular follower of fashion, but I am glad that florals are back in. It means I can wear them without people asking if I'm wearing my Nana's curtains.
I also picked up this book for a quid. Perfect for lazing in the deckchair with a cuppa. I've just finished reading Night Music by the same author which I really enjoyed, so I'm hoping this one will be as good.
Ruby spotted this old-fashioned hobby horse while I was browsing the book shelves. She amused herself and the other customers by galloping around the shop on it, but then whined and whinged that she wanted to buy it. Expecting it to be quite expensive, and (if I'm honest) not relishing the prospect of lugging it around town, I asked how much it was. The assistant wasn't sure so toddled off to find her manager, then came back and said "£1.50"!!! So we had it - with Ruby promising faithfully to carry it.
Of course, no sooner had we left the shop than she said it was too heavy, so lug it around town I did, and also assaulted several people on the bus with it on the way home.
It needs a couple of stitches where the reigns have come away, but still, she loves it. I'm thinking maybe I'll fashion a Cath Kidston-esque teepee in the garden and we can play cowboys!
Finally, my absolute best find of the week (if not year) was this uber-cool pair of retro Converse roller skates!
I spotted then languishing under a shoe rack, and seized them. There was no size marked, but they looked about right, so I slipped my boot off, popped one on and had a total Cinderella moment! They were made for me.
I was never particularly good at roller skating as a kid so it remains to be seen how I get on - particularly as I have the balance and co-ordination of a new-born foal, but for three quid it's got to be worth a go. There's at least a fiver's worth of laughs to be had surely...
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