The Late One Car Boot – Alysham – Take II

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.

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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