Easter eggs and car boot sales

Simple Suffolk Smallholder and Him Outside had a day out yesterday, visiting friends for delicious roast lamb, lots of book talk and watching the boatrace and Andy Murray winning on TV.

Before we went, we popped up the road to The First Car Boot Of The Season – Hip Hip Hooray!! I found 2 more pie dishes for my growing collection – just 10p each. Him Outside found a very large box of 2inch screws for £2. So we were both pleased. Car boot sales are so useful and I just wish they had been invented when the children were small although we did have more jumble sales than there are nowadays. On the way out for our visit we called in at another boot sale where I found this set of magnetic Scrabble lettersImage

£10 when new so a bargain at £1. I’m not planning to use them for shopping lists stuck on the fridge but think they could be good for card making for 2 relatives who enjoy playing scrabble.

I was right about egg sales over Easter, very little passing traffic so sales well down. Our new chickens are now all laying well so lots of little eggs to sell.We had escapees today, they found a loose piece of netting and pushed their way out. I glanced out to see them having a good look around the compost heap and we quickly dashed out to round them up. There is no way we would let them wander, if we did there would soon be nothing left to eat in the garden.

Weather report – STILL icy cold wind direct from the East- and just a hint of sunshine.

I shall spend the rest of the day sorting out my cross-stitch chart stash and doing a bit more stitching of the scissor keeper I’m making for a gift, listening to the Ipswich football match on the radio and keeping warm, just a simple bank holiday monday afternoon.

Welcome to my first follower – Christine, and thank you for your kind words.

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