Today is the 53rd birthday of Mr Lala and on Wednesday we have our 31st Wedding Anniversary .... how the flipping heck did that happen.
We had Jack for the day so toddled off to Harpenden this morning where there is a good selection of charity shops. I did bag a couple of bargains but I was absolutely gobsmacked by some of the prices being asked. I know it is for charity and perhaps I shouldn't grumble but an extremely tatty old Mrs Beetons for £30 ...... winter coats for £30 ...... an old Singer sewing machine in a very tatty wooden cabinet for £100 .... eek !!!
I did pick up these for £4
and they are now living in here
These drawers have been living in a dusty shed for at least 2 years and having seen the vintage Sylko/Dewhurst thread storage drawers that seem to be selling for megabucks these days, I thought they would be just the job for thread & bobbin storage. I purchased them at auction for around a tenner and then forgot all about them .... they are in fact old office filing drawers and this is what is printed on the inside of the top drawer in each set.
My other little bargain at £1.50 was this book which should come in very handy.
DD1 found the perfect gift for her father and following our navigational exploits recently this was hilarious ... even made him smile
and Ellie just loved the birthday cake
and yes it was exceedingly good ;-)