callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

Cheering up a wet Saturday or, not going to the market

What fearsome weather! Gales, lashing rain, lights on all day. This morning I went to a charities’ fair, where I got the kinds of bargains I might get at the market. The hall was heaving and very festive and cheerful. Many local charities had stalls (the hospital, the youth club, PRAMA) as well as mainstream charities like The Cats’ Protection League and the Lifeboats. You couldn’t move for Christmas cards, hampers of Christmas food for raffling and potential gifts new and used. I was knocked out by the amazing patchwork items which had been made for the hospital stall; incredibly good work. I bought a few cheap goodies plus some more expensive (and new) things for presents.

Books, of course. I was very restrained, I think. The Carola Dunn is one of her Cornish Mysteries, which I like. I love this cover for The Thirty-Nine Steps and as I no longer have a copy, I snapped it up.

It might be nice, in the depths of winter, to watch David Gower batting on a summer’s day long ago, which is why I bought the DVD box of great cricketing moments. Anyone not love Porridge?

Hoping these will help me get in the right mood at the right time. The ‘best ever’ CD has everything on it from Slade to Eartha Kitt.

I never seem to have enough mugs and this one is rather nice. A robin is not just for Christmas!

Finally, a giant jigsaw. I’m not very good at them but it’s quite fun to have one on the go over Christmas. There, just like one of my market posts; lots of bargains.
Tags: christmas, shopping

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