I hate Thursdays. I'm not sure why. My working week is over. I have some time to myself. But somehow the messy house, the many pressing tasks, the even more numerous less pressing tasks, and the empty, grey hours seem to sit on my chest like a seemingly cute, but very heavy, sadistic kitten. I end up just wanting to get out.
Usually, I end up going charity shopping.
I have precisely 10 charity shops all within a 5 minute walk from my house. I know, temptation, much?
Today I can't go out. I can't even curl up in a cocoon of sleep. I'm waiting for 2 parcel collections and a delivery
This is me exactly one week ago. Last Thursday. Lazing around a tidy (for once) house in a comfy vintage dress and charity shop cardigan. The sun was shining but there was a nip in the air and life seemed quite come-day-go-day in a reassuring kind of way. Not a typical Thursday.
Still, customarily, I went charity shopping.
I bought these
|1. Catherine Holm (I think) stock pot - £4 2. More children's books - free 3. Pink pyrex - 50p 4. Chintzy tea plate - 99p|
I was ostensibly out looking for chintzy china plates for a forthcoming family wedding with a vintage cream tea theme. The manager of the local hospice shop, who obviously knows my face well, let me have a rummage in the boxes of unsorted bric-a-brac donations in the back to see if I could find what I was looking for. And oh my, I did! Nothing wedding related, just a few me-treasures!
She let me have the books for free and the other stuff for 50p each. Apart from the stock pot for which I was more than happy to hand over the £4 she would have charged for it.
I bought this book in another shop for 50p
A 1967 Purnell edition of Hansel & Gretel with illustrations that look sweet at first glance but become creepier everytime you look at them
I want a house made of sweets
Today if I went out, I would need wellies and a waterproof. So, instead I sit here typing this, listening to the CD kawaii queen Clare made for me
It has brought several smiles to my face on this grey day. To say I love it would be an understatement. Clare, you get me!
Go on, ask her to send you a copy, you need it in your life.
Maybe this homemade white chocolate cheesecake will help too
Hope you are all enjoying your Thursdays