Friday, May 20, 2011

The Fat Hen comes back from the the market

the estuary at 8am this morning
the incredible hand woven blanket
nice English tray
some books, lovely murder and mysteries
two prints
pillow cases
An oil painting which I'm going to hang before Basil sees it.
pretty cushion
Winny for Basil
The fat hen (me) went out this morning after dropping Aj at work. She got some great photos and some great bargains, well she thought they were. Sorry talking in the 3rd person or the 3rd hen will stop it now. I had noticed the local Anglican church, St Giles were advertising a Garage sale for this Saturday and I know the world is about to end according to that crazy American pastor, starting with a big earthquake in New Zealand which would trigger eartquakes all around the world, ( mmm, he must have missed the memo we have had our earthquakes in Sept. and Feb. but I thought I'll take the risk and go. It was good and I bought some white pillow cases, very useful, one 70,s purple/lilac pillow case and a purple flower one, an oil painting for $5, it's lovely and a pretty pink cushion vaguely Indian and I love anything vaguely Indian. Now I'll attempt to place them in the blog, and you know it's not going to go well, but here goes.Then I went to the market at English Park and again I did well. Books, handwoven blanket, floral tray and a cheapo clock, that I need  for work. The boss took the candle room clock out to replace a 'you know what " damaged one and I've been late for lunch everyday this week without a clock to check the time with, we can't have that can we.So that's it for now, I'm off to the League with a client, we are going to watch Linds a co-worker play, he's 53 and is very fit, he has got sick of soccer and has returned to League, Presidents grade of course, for this season, he hasn't played for 20 or so years. It should be fun. Or not as I have the most recent Red Cross certificate I prepared for anything, or I'll yell for a nurse or doctor, or possibly grab Maggie and hastily leave. The 3rd option looks the more likey. Bye for now, thanks for all the comments on the last post, I can tell you I'm fully recovered from my baking after work breakdown and Basil has a clean bill of heart health from the hospital. So all is right with the world for now. Bee.


  1. What a wonderful lot of treasures!!! I love the books...I would have gone right for them as well. I love the old book covers...glad you had fun!!

  2. Oh Ngaio Marsh books, I am so jealous, I just can't find them here unless I want to pay over £40 per book!

    Have a great weekend

  3. Great news about your husband ;-)) Lovely finds i love the flower oil painting that is gorgeous. Enjoy all your lovely finds and your weekend to, dee x

  4. Fantastic finds - do you think the cost of a flight to NZ would be offset by such bargains!

  5. You have quite a skill for finding a bargain, lovely treasures, esp the books. Hope the first aid skills weren't required.

  6. Hiya
    I’m just sending out a quick message to let people know their Faith Hope and Charity Swapping partners. Days of spreedsheet fiddling I tell you, if this works it’s going on my CV! I won’t have access to a PC from Tues 31st until June 6th – so any questions will have to wait til I get back I’m afraid. I’m going to put up a quick post on the rules before I go, but for now you can check out your partner’s blog and start figuring out what they might like.
    Your swap partner is Florence at Sunshine of my Loves

    Thanks for playing along!

  7. Hello Aunty Bee! Well, how exciting is that? A swap. Now we have even more of an excuse to go opshopping! I'm new to it (swapping) and I am very much looking forward to finding little treasures for you.
    I can't wait to go shopping tomorrow.
    Florence xx