This morning, we headed down to Alysham to attend “The Late One Car Boot Sale”. The kids and I had been there one time when Nils was in Boston, but this time, he agreed to join us.
I think it was great that he got to experience it once, but I don’t see him rushing back any time soon and I am 100% sure he’d NEVER agree to actually sell items there. We saw a friend who was selling records & other stuff there and will be in Beeston on Sunday – ooohh tempting!
I picked up a few things today – so to me it was a successful car boot adventure. But I’m still not able to get the guts up to barter – I really have to figure it out. For example there was a revolving globe, like the one in the photo below, which I really wanted to get for the kids. It would be great for learning countries, capitals – well about the world really but it was 5 pounds. No way was I going to spend that for it – but I probably could have talked him down to 3, instead I walked away without trying once he said the price and his demeanor.
The only one thing I was really hoping to find was a pair of wellies for Meabh. The Ladybug pair, which was given to us by a friend as her daughter outgrew them, had a hold in the toe – which explained why all the water was getting in! After going up and down the aisles, looking at all the
junk stuff, I spotted a table with quite a few pairs. There was only this one pair her size and they were these cute, pink Peter Storm ones for only 2 pounds. I think they are very cute with a bit of a square toe and a sturdy, rugged bottom. Will be perfect on the rocky beaches. We saw a few pairs of boy ones like Noddle and space ships, but they were a really small size, so it wouldn’t fit any little boys we know.
This strudy, stainless steel sauce pan with a glass lid – a pound. Perfect for frothing my milk in the morning/
I then got this toaster & iron for Maebh for 50 pence each – perfect for her to pretend play. When we got home, I made her some “bread” out of cardboard.
I also picked up a couple pieces of stripped fabric for my sewing project.
I had to stop over at one of the food trucks to pick up a snack as Soren was “sooo starving”. It was full of bad stuff like sausage rolls & hot dogs, but he chose the donuts – they were sooo good, yet so bad.
So while I got some good things for cheap, I didn’t spend that much time going to every single table and really looking, as I probably would have gotten a few more deals. These things are probably best when I’m alone without kids, as Maebh was nearly trampled on by a few on a mission for a bargain.