One of you cheeky bloggers (you know who you are) said that Noddy "has something of you in his face". Just remember, peeps, that I described the Noddster as being rather "demented" and "grubby" looking. Er, thanks....
Some of you expressed regret to see go the rather fine pic Little Miss J and P did of me. Not to worry. I'll still have that on my blog as My Picture. Plus she's planning to do another one of me which will then, of course, be my new profile pic, but in the meantime Noddy's cheeky little face will be popping up everytime I make a comment on your blog. Hoorah!
In other news... remember "Sockgate" as previously reported by moi here? Well, I popped into the offending charity shop this week and the socks have gone! Surely they've not been snapped up by hoards of people champing at the bit to buy £5 socks? I wanted to ask the manager what had happened to them but she was busy talking to an old lady who was asking her why they were selling "one shoe" (yes, you read that correctly, "one shoe"). The manager said that people like to buy just the "one shoe" as a decoration and that she, herself, had one on her dressing table. To be fair, the "shoe" in question was a very bejewelled sandal with the make "Butler and Wilson" on them. I thought Butler and Wilson made very blingy jewellery but what do I know? I tried to muscle in to see how much they were selling the one sandal for but it was in one of those locked glass cabinets (I kid you not) and the manager and the old lady, who was in a wheelchair, were in the way. I then noticed a number of pairs of these sandals for sale at a mere £50. Gulp! Original price was £158. I expect that's a bargain in some people's world. (Oddly, I tried googling "Butler and Wilson sandals" just to show you what they looked like, but couldn't find any reference to them).
OK, enough of this nonsense. Let's talk about serious stuff like my collection of wooden handled kitchen utensils which is coming on a treat. Not only have I got a potato peeler, crinkle chip cutter, bread knife (donated by the lovely Elizabeth from MakingGoodUse) and a carving fork, but get a load of the new additions.
A cork screw (10p from the boot sale):
An egg whisk (50p from the boot sale):
|Mr J and P has just spotted this pic on the computer screen and demanded to know what "that rusty old thing is doing on our bed". Cheek!|
Darling Emma from Sylvie's Garden sent me this piccy (on the left) which shows a wonderful way to display old wooden utensils.
|Excellent idea, no?|
At the same boot sale, I was drawn to this salt and pepper set for 50p (which I thought was reasonably good value until my friend brandished a Poole pottery coffee pot and creamer bought for 50p for the pair from the same stall holder - grrrrrr).
|The Gaydon melanine salt and pepper set is late 50s, early 60s.|
Before I go, have a look at my lovely red roses:
No, it wasn't a gift from from an admirer. I found them, in their cellophane wrapping, in a SKIP! They must have just recently been thrown in as they were absolutely fine for me to appropriate and take home. Wonder what the story behind that was!