Sunday, 7 April 2013
The first boot of spring
A great forecast was predicted, so my eldest son and I set our alarms for the first car boot sale of the season. We had to scrape frost from the car windscreen, but the sun was showing through at 7am. There weren't many hardy car boots at the field, but we had a very pleasant mooch, and I re-met some stallholder friends from past years.
My son found a stash of 1960s Pelican books, so I bought a few of those. I like the colours and typefaces.
My son bought a lovely old edition of a John Steinbeck novel and also a nice copy of Breakfast at Tiffanys. He wants to study American literature at uni, so he's stockpiling some classics.
We were just leaving, and I must admit I was feeling slightly disappointed by my small haul, when I saw this hanging on a van door:
A lovely washed and faded linen Brora dress. I snapped it up for £4 and it's now hanging on the washing line in the sun. Haven't actually tried it on yet, I hardly dare incase it is too small, but my fingers are crossed.
P.S It does fit! Very happy. I can't eat any biscuits for the next year now, but that's fine :)
* I love my copy of a book called The English Village. I'll be watching the BBC serial The Village tonight, too, although I did find the first episode very depressing. I loved The Great British Sewing Bee, however. Although I don't like the way that TV turns everything into a competition, I just like seeing people creating things, and I have a major crush on the 81 year old Anne, with her amazing sewing skills and stylish wardrobe.