callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

At the Market

It’s been ages since I did one of these posts. I was up very early so decided to go down to the market. There were lots of sellers today; very few people wore masks but only the outside area is open. The last time I went, a few weeks ago, I came away with nothing. Today, because this is the way it always works, I’d hardly been there ten minutes before I was staggering under my load of purchases and had almost reached the limit of my self-imposed spending limit.

I got all the children’s books shown above; I can’t emphasise enough how hard it is these days to find this sort of thing. I also got a Daisy Dalrymple title I haven’t read and a book for huskyteer. Then I bought an excellent stock book of Empire and Commonwealth stamps for what I thought a very reasonable price. I don’t often see stamps of this type which I haven’t got, so I’m very pleased with it. Also, a couple of household items. My total spend was about £20.00. Now I know how I’ve been saving money during lockdown without trying to! All that and I was still home by a quarter to nine.

Silver Snaffles has been described as the best pony book ever written. I’ve never read it, so I’m looking forward to it. I learn from Jane Badger’s wonderful site that this copy is the 1960 reprint. I love the pictures by Stanley Lloyd, who illustrated the Malory Towers books.
Tags: children’s books, market, pony books, stamps
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