A good morning at the carboot again. On arrival 6.40a.m. The very first stall I came accross. There were loads of new/un-opened, Unsed items. A smart looking cardboard box with rose gold knives and folks inside caught my eye. It was obviously new as only one of each, knife, folk, spoon and Teaspoon was unwrapped, the remaining 3 x of each items were in plastic sleeves. I got the impression from the box and gold embossed makers name ( Viners Exclusive Rose Range) that this 16 piece cutlery set was quality and probably well out my price range, since I only wanted it for the wagon.
I asked one of the two old ladies how much she wanted, £5 she said. mmmmm. I offered £4 and she excepted.
Later I looked up the company name and set onthe Internet when I got back to my wagon. How foooookin chuffed was I. £107.99 for the exact same 16 piece cutlery set.
It gets better. I saw a Landrover 110 overland exhibition Toy that I knew my little girl would love to play with. Only problem it was missing one front wheel. I asked the seller if they knew where this missing wheel was and if they found it could I buy the Landrover toy for £1. She put the toy to one side and promised to look for the missing wheel. Later in the morning I returned to her stall, but she hadn’t found the missing wheel. She then offered me the Landrover toy for free. mmmm I thought, maybe I can make a wheel out of wood or salvage one from another toy.
Back at my wagon I noticed the Landrover had a spare wheel fixed to the back door of the toy. It ment me unscrewing the toy chassis to remove the spare wheel fixing from inside. While doing this I noticed it had a battery compartment and on unscrewing the battery cover to fit a couple of new batteries, a small gold belt buckle ring fell out of the toy. It has a hallmark “gold” and looks like it had been made smaller at a jewellers at some time! possibly to fit a little girl.
I’m going to give it to my daughter when she is a little older or weigh it in for scrap
You just can’t make this stuff up. Me and my little girl are going carbooting together in the morning. She has told me that she wants to buy a picture of a donkey (like the one she rode on at the seaside a few weeks ago) bless her, blonde, blue eyed and gorgeously cheeky.