Went out this morning with Lucy (the wife) and her sister. Drove to a local area that has a number of garden centers and other shops you wouldn't normally find in your bog standard town centre.

First garden centre we went to has closed down and been taken over by an Oak furniture company, so that was a bust. Second garden centre we went to was lovely, and Lucy picked up a little cactus for us to add a bit of greenery indoors.

Then we went and had some lunch in a pub nearby. Not very successful. Lucy asked for a veggie burger. What she got was not a veggie burger, but a pile of sliced vegetables, mixed with a lump of goats cheese, in a burger bun. Our meals were served on wooden boards (does nobody use plates any more?!) And our fries came in 1940's style tin plate mugs!

After what passed for lunch, we went on to a nearby antique/vintage bric-a-brac store. Was amazed at all the good stuff they had there! Everything from vintage jewellery and toys, to old newspapers, comics and vintage clothes. They even had a set of traffic lights in their front yard! Anything and everything you could imagine.

I bought an old tin plate Route 66 sign, a June 1897 edition of The Standard newspaper with a piece about Queen Victorias diamond jubilee, and a 1982 editiion of The New Teen Titans. Lucy bought a 1960's (we think) Octopus pendant and chain.

We left the store before we spent more than we could afford (we could have bought a lot more than we actually did lol).

Quick stop off at a pet place down the road, then Morrisons and home.. A great day overall, albeit a very tiring one! Needed a sleep for a couple of hours this afternoon. This is what Sundays were made for.

Hope you've all had a good day.

#random #collector

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  • You did have a fun day Symes! Glad you kept an eye on the spending though. Good to get some interesting items, very impressed. Xxx

  • Thanks sassy. Had to keep an eye on the weather as well, as by 2pm it was rather hot and humid and my lungs had about given up (we'd been out for 3 hours by this point, that was enough for me!)

  • Very wise Symes. Xxx

  • I know how easy it is to get carried away with the spend ,

  • Hi Mm

    Ho Ho


  • don't now what your laughing at , I spent Β£5.00 in the range Saturday only went in to look not buy anything ,

  • I have to leave my purse at home and borrow on a limit from OH lol x LOVE that place x

  • yes it does have some nice things in there ,

  • Really Malcolm! Just having to sit down to absorb that. Xx πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚

  • that's how I feel when I get carried away

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  • sounds like you had a good day apart from the dinner

  • Hello Symes . Apart from the appalling lunch it sounds like you had a lovely, constructive day. Nice stuff you got. Hope you got your sleep after. xx

  • Hi Symes

    What a great day you had ( except lunch )

    I could spend hours browsing round brick a brac stores.

    You got some great finds, l fancy the traffic lights for our front garden, so l could switch them to red when door to door canvassers approach πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    I hate to tell you....but, l will.....we went out to eat, and had a traditional Sunday roast lamb dinner, absolutely delicious, and served on a dinner plate !! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


  • I was happy sitting here with my toast and marmite , now I want a roast ! .

  • I love Marmite crisps, now l want crisps for breakfast πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


  • A traditional....sunday.....roast? On a plate? I'm gonna sulk now! :')

  • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ it was so tasty, and the lamb so tender πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


  • I was quite lucky too OH took me and a dear friend to a lovely Toby for lunch mmmmmmmmmmm gorgeous x

  • My kind of outing, glad you enjoyed it. Joyce

  • Sounds like a lovely way to spend a Sunday ,

  • It was, thank you.

  • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Sounds like a good Sunday! I bet you've been playing that song! I had a fit of the giggles because under your post it says TIN and ANAL and RECTAL CONDITIONS 😁 oh dear! huff xxx

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