Charity Shop Challenge

This morning we went to view a house in Ashton-upon-Lyne. Not only did this mean the chance to look round a house, but also to visit the charity shops of Ashton and get some lunch at Lily’s Vegetarian Indian Cafe. Feeling lucky, I sent a message to Twitter and my mum to take on the Charity Shop…

Charity shopping and Cawthorne Antiques

Last night we went to visit our friend John, who has finally moved into his house eighteen months after buying it! This meant that we were in Barnsley for today and, what with the glorious weather, we took the opportunity to visit the charity shops and Cawthorne Antiques Centre. Unfortunately, the pickings were fairly slim…

Charity Shop Rummaging

Yesterday, I still felt pretty rotten after the Thursday-IBS-Extravaganza. I’m trying to give it a more positive sounding name, but honestly on Thursday, I felt like some kind of monster was going to burst out of my abdomen Alien-style. I’m surprised the neighbours didn’t knock on to ask what all the noise was about. Sorry,…

Busy Saturday

Yesterday was quite a busy Saturday, to say the least! We woke up at about seven, then I worked on research for my Masters until about 12.30. It was interesting actually; I’m looking at how poetry and Maths could be combined within the English classroom, and I stumbled across a few amazing blogs (what else?)…

Charity Shop Find: Arthur Wood Money Box

Easter holidays are upon us which means I have time to relax and indulge in some of my favourite past times: wandering around Glossop, searching through charity shops, reading, playing on the computer and blogging.  After a lovely lunch with my friends, Rachel and Deiniol, I had a little look around the charity shops.  I…

Charity Shop Finds: Blackpool’s Bargains

Here is my disclaimer before you see the following photos:  1) The Italian pottery found in Blackpool will not be to everybody’s taste. 2) I have mentioned previously my inability to take a decent picture of a pot. That said:  feast your eyes on these: A little bit gaudy, a little bit over the top……

Barnsley Booty!

Now that I’m back at school, inevitably, the frequency of posts will go down. No matter: I’ll just store it all up for when I get the chance for a catchup.  This is just a little one tonight, as I’m a bit tired and Glee is on very shortly… Last weekend, we went to Barnsley…

Charity Shop Find: Midwinter Dish

Good old Oxfam came up trumps again just before the weekend. This will most likely end up on my Ebay pile, once I get into selling again. I also got a VERY Christmassy woolly jumper from the 80s, but I’ll spare you from the sight of that… My little Midwinter dish is a Fashion Shape…

Retro Rummaging…

While I was poorly over the weekend, my other half decided to go off on an Ebay hunt around the charity shops of Tameside.  On Saturday, he managed to get round Glossop (where we live), Hyde, Denton and Ashton.  With his eye as keen as ever, he managed to snaffle some retrolicious booty (he loves…