There was nothing special in the donated items, however, I noticed a large basket full of brand new socks (excess stock stuff) - cotton knee length ones from "Urban Outfitters". Original price was £10, guess what the CS price was? Go on..... What do you reckon? Five whole pounds! £5. For one pair of socks. From a charity shop. I know it's for charity but it's not representing good value for money in my opinion, especially when, a few doors away, M&S are selling two pairs of knee length socks for £6.
I'll be stalking the charity shop next week to check whether there's been any takers for its £5 socks. £5! My foot! That just came out, sorry. I could also say something about being "a heel" or "it's toe joke" or "sock it to me" or even "Darn it"" but, I'll spare you dear readers (I'm good like that) and instead, show you what I've been buying recently.
A near perfect leather satchel for £5:
Nice lining, doncha think?:
A very ordinary looking "Accessorize" purse - from the outside:
But get a load of the inside:
|Scrumdiddleyumptious floral lining. 99p.|
A baking tray for 99p. It's not Pyrex, as you Pyrex afficionados out there will no doubt know, but Arcopal - a French make (long defunct):
Mr J and P (he's on the right of the photo) is modelling my final buy, a rather hideous, furry smiley cushion (99p) which I plan to crochet a round cushion cover for - one day.
Well, I'll put a sock in it now and bid you Auf Feetdersehn (oh, that was bad...). Sorry, dear readers, it's all been a bit toe much.....