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This week | 02

I feel like I've been a bit AWOL from the blog this week; I'm usually blogging, tinkering with the blog or at least reading blogs most evenings I'm home but this week has been so busy and frankly, I've been so tired, that when I've been home I've mostly just been lolling on the sofa.  Which I never do! My computer is in the 'craft room' at the front of the house and when Bodhi is looking for me he always looks in here first, that's how much time I spend perched in front of the computer (sad I know).  But this week I've really enjoyed having some more relaxing time just chilling with a cup of tea and some rubbish-y TV.  I need to make more time to do this.  Some other things I've been up to this week....

♥  Yesterday my brilliant Mum came round and helped me label four Ikea bags' worth of clothes I don't wear anymore ready for a car boot sale today.  I felt a little bit like when I was a little girl and used to play shop as I bought a proper kimble gun for labelling clothes along with luggage tags and stickers for prices.  I also bought a clothes rail for hanging clothes so they looked nice.  Unfortunately we chose completely the wrong car boot sale and went to Burseldon (if anyone knows it) which was full of older people (mainly men!) I only sold about a fifth of what I had and I made £46 which isn't too bad but we stood out in the cold for four hours and it took us almost an hour to drive there! I think I'll pick another one next time.  I really detest eBay and can't be bothered to be packing things and trogging to the Post Office just to get snotty emails from people saying they don't like what they've bought so car boot sale is going to have to be the way to go for me I think, though maybe a different one!

♥ On Wednesday we went to Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms to see Dry The River and one of my friends' bands, Drawings, were supporting so it was good to see them.  Drawings are actually proper, proper good and well worth checking out.

♥ I bought a big bundle of fabrics from Celtic Fusion Fabrics (have a dig around their website, there is so much cute stuff!) and got excited about trying to make things from my Meet Me At Mike's book which I bought from Amazon last week, and by the way, is well worth the £11!

♥ I also bought Christmas candles from One Stop Pamper Shop and a couple of Glade ones from Sainsbury's to keep me going whilst they arrive.  Whilst I was in Sainsbury's I couldn't help myself and bought Ideal Home's Complete Guide To Christmas too, and then was told by the Twittersphere that it was too early to be excited for Christmas and I had to wait until at least Bonfire Night to start listening to Christmas music...

♥ I went to book club on Monday which was absolutely lovely and really nice to meet some new people.  I didn't enjoy our last book (Jubilee) and neither, particularly did anyone else! Our next book to read was picked as Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, which I rattled through this week and finished last night.  It is worth a read if you liked Room or Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time as it's written very similarly.  We're not meeting again until December so I'll have to find some more books to amuse me until then; I'm cheating on my Kindle a little bit as I'm really enjoying reading real books again!

♥ I am having a bit of a knitwear moment at the moment and hunting down lots of cosy knits.  I ordered this aztec fluffy jumper from boohoo on Friday and am super excited for it to come!

♥ Talking of boohoo, Rafflecopter helped me pick a winner for my £100 boohoo voucher competition, I announced it on Twitter on Friday but in case you want to tell her congratulations or send envious looks her way it was the lovely Jenny from Sunny Sweet Pea.

A couple of quick snaps to post and now I'm off in search of some lunch! Happy Sunday all :)




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  1. I have so many clothes to get rid of and really can't be bothered with eBay listing! I'm not sure car booting would be any easier though haha! x

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    1. I think if you have lots of clothes it is probably worth it, I just went through and labelled them all and then you have a few hours of standing around in the cold, I prefer to do it in one hit though rather than make lots of trips to the Post Office! xo

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  2. That's a shame you didn't have much luck with the car booting. I'm meant to be selling at one in a few weeks but like you I’ve got mainly clothes to sell so I don't know whether it will be worth it. I might try the one at Ashley Heath although that means I'll have to get up ridiculously early!!

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    1. Funny you should say that - the guy on the stall next to us recommended Ashley Heath to us as he thought that would be better. Might pop along next time I'm home on a Sunday and see what it's like as it's much closer for us! My tip would be get a rail if you haven't already, that's where most of my clothes sold from as it's easier to look through xo

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  3. I want to do a car boot to get rid of all my own clothes in one fail swoop rather than faffing around with postage and returns on ebay. Try again - maybe next time you'll get the right crowd. Although I'm tempted to wait until the spring time now as the weather is horrible so less people will be out!
    x
    http://www.daniellesdiscerningeye.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm exactly the same, I really can't be bothered with eBay anymore! I'm going to try a different car boot next time in a different location and hope that that goes better - need to do it quickly though as, as you said, it's getting colder and people don't go as much when it's cold! xo

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  4. Oooh Drawings are a really good band! :) I love doing car boots, although now I don't have a car I'm waiting to go back to my parents' to do one with my Mum - although I have to be careful not to spend the money I've made picking up more stuff at the boot sale! I prefer to do them in the summer though, as it makes the standing around nicer! x

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  5. Such a shame that the car boot sale didn't do too well, still £46 isn't too bad at all. I need to have a clear out and am just not feeling eBay at the moment. x

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  6. Thanks for the mention, Rosie. It was just the wrong location. Better luck next time. xx

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  7. I think I need to do a carboot too, I have loads of clothes but find ebay so annoyingly time-consuming! Off to check out Celtic Fusion Fabrics now... xx

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  8. It's definitely a good idea to have a break once in a while, I've actually done exactly the same thing this week - all my evenings have been spent on the sofa watching tv and eating chocolate, sometimes you don't realise how much blogging takes over your life!

    xx

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  9. Oh my goodness, I love Dry the River and whenever I talk to people about them no one has any idea who I'm talking about! The joys of living in America. I'll definitely have to check out Drawings now :)

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  10. I've just stumbled across your blog and I think I'm in love, ah! xx

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  11. So many interesting links today! Thank you!

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  12. A 'car boot sale'?!?!?! We need to start doing these in America. That sounds fantastic.

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