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At the market

I haven’t been to the market for ages, due partly to bad weather and partly to the number of failed missions in which I came home with nothing. It was both foggy and frosty this morning and very cold at the market, yet there were plenty of buyers and sellers. I picked up two books very cheaply:



Jenny Colgan is always a pleasant, light read and I really like Sue Gee. I’m already enjoying Reading in Bed. My major purchase was a large box of ephemera: one person’s rubbish, hidden treasure for another. Gosh, what a lot of stuff (like I need more stuff!) and it weighs a ton. Lots of old greetings cards, which I now collect if I can get them cheaply, stamps and covers, old photographs and signed photos of film stars, postcards, travel souvenirs and some interesting wartime stuff e.g. letters which have been passed by the censor. I had a happy time looking through it all and there’s still plenty of sorting to do. A successful outing, except that my legs and feet still haven’t defrosted.


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I haven't been to the market much myself this winter and I miss it. I should make more effort, it isn't as though it's far to go.

LOVE your box of stuff. definitely treasure :)
These days, it's an effort to be down there at eight o'clock in the cold!

It is! Actually, it was worth it for the stamps and cards alone.