Kids and the Car Boot Sale

The weather forecast for Sunday actually looked alright for once; so on Saturday evening, Aidan packed up the car (still doesn’t have a name; Fluffy Dog is just not working for us) of the last of our boot sale boxes. Sunday morning was actually a textbook getaway for us… Apart from having to bring Dexter…

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…

Car Boot Bonanza

Yesterday I went to the car boot sale in Stafford. Without a doubt, Stafford is the Mecca for car boot sales. Every time I visit my family there and we go to the boot, I always come back laden down. Yesterday was no exception: Some of it will be Ebayed, most of it I appear…

Sunday Car Boot Sale in Glossop

Yesterday’s glorious sunshine saw the start of the car boot season for us properly. We made it to both the Oldham Rugby Club and Ashton Town Centre car boot sales. There weren’t massive amounts of retro and vintage goodies to be found, but we did (well, I did!) come away with a few things: They…

Sunday Car Booting Finds

At the weekend, I travelled down to Stafford to visit my Mum for Mother’s Day. It seems that the West Midlands is the Car Boot Sale capital of the country! As is the norm when we visit Stafford, Sunday morning involved visiting the car boot sale on the Common. And just like always, I wasn’t…

Part Two: The Ruhrgebeit

Another thing about me and travelling: map-reading. I’m pretty shocking at it. I have a tendency to send us off a junction or road too early, can’t seem to orientate the map and find it really difficult to follow where we are on our route. This hasn’t helped us being able to find Trödelmarkts which…

German Road Trip: Travelling, Tongeren and Trödelmarkts

It probably wasn’t a good sign when I got us lost in Britain.  Our first stopover was to break up the journey to Dover, staying at Aidan’s brother’s house in Letchworth. Unfortunately, I managed to direct Aidan off the motorway a stop too early and we spent a good half an hour trundling down some…

Car Boot Sale Finds

Unfortunately, it has decided to bucket it down with rain today. We had planned to do a car boot sale this morning; car was packed and ready to go. However, waking up to rain at 6am put paid to that idea and the usual Sunday morning lounging was resumed! I do have some bits and…

Aidan’s Big Booty…

…I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist. I know the exact look that Aidan is going to give me when he sees that title as well. It’s a head shake and, “Ohhhh Emma!” in his Baaarnsley accent, despairing at my pathetic attempts at toilet humour. Yes, I said toilet humour (watched an episode of ‘I’m Alan Partridge this…

Little Owl Vintage Boot Sale

Well, Sunday’s car boot sale went pretty well. I made about £35 just from the retro vintage side of the stall and we made £70 in total. A few of our friends popped down to see us and one of them, Claire, took some lovely pictures and wrote about it on her own blog and…

Little Owl Vintage is Setting up Shop! (Almost…)

I’ve been thinking about setting up a vintage and retro stall at my local market in Glossop for a while now, but still haven’t got the guts to really go for it! It’s ridiculous: I’ve even found out how much it is but I’ve been stumped by being told I need public indemnity insurance (or…