Boy you can tell I’m on holiday can’t you!
I have enough brain power to blog, third time this week.
Today enough was enough, Gav was beginning to look like a yeti and no matter what I did to his hair, blow dry it, straighten it (yes I got the straigteners on it) or coat it in wax he looked awful!
So we went to the Barbers today, our friend Petes Barbers Bababaro.
It just happens that the barbers are on a stretch of shops that has 5 CS’s on it!!
So you know what’s coming next, don’t you?
I decided to leave Gav in the good hands of Pete, with strict instructions to sort his hair out and off I went to the shops.
I was amazed to see that 3 out of the 5 CS had a minimal amount of stock, which surprised me as our CS is inundated with stock all the time.
I wonder if the general public is being a bit more picky with whom they donate to; from my observations it seems that they are donating to shops that will benefit charities in the UK, & more close to home charities like hospices.
Which is easy to understand, we all have a favourite charity we support.
The problem is that some CS’s end up with too much and end up binning stuff and some have not enough.
I love my CS’s missions and would hate to think that a CS would have to close due to lack of stock; I even noticed a sign in one CS window saying “Bric a Brac Needed”
So I have decided that next time I want to donate to a CS, I will think about the CS’s I go into and if they have good levels of stock and I will give to one I know has less stock than others.
I love CS’s as I know a lot of you do too and if any were to shut due to lack of donations I think I would be a little sad, as we all love our thrifting don’t we.
Any way rant over, don’t know where that came from, brain is obviously on holiday and has time to think about stuff other than work.
So off I popped to Help the Aged, not much stock in there sad to say.
Oxfam which had a little more stock but tend to focus on books more that other stuff.
Link Romania quite a lot of stock, lots of furniture – I bought 5 silver desert spoons 10p each.
Mind – not much in there either, looked a bit dilapidated to be honest.
Then last but not least the Local Lions CS, which had lots of lovelies.
I got quite carried away.
Before I was even in the shop, I saw the green tea set in the window and had to have it 4 cups & saucers + 2 other saucers with a similar pattern, £2 I couldn’t refuse.
The pattern reminds me of CK’s Provence Rose.
I also found a couple of pretty egg cups for Easter, 3 children’s books, 2 old pillow case in pretty fabric & something to add to the Giveaway I’m planning.
I also popped into the local green grocers and bought 2 pots of pretty primroses.
I have potted one in the pink pot I got yesterday.
So I’m off to Suffolk tomorrow, my basket from yesterday is filling up with things to take with me.
Hopefully I will blog from Mum’s, enjoy your week.