Thursday only means one thing in our house, my favourite car boot sale! The alarm is set for an early start, my outfit is laid out in advance and the change jar's been emptied in readiness for some cheap purchases.
To be honest I wasn't sure whether this beautiful 1970's Kati for Laura Philips maxi dress may have been a bit "Little House On The Prairie" for me but at 40p I took a risk and it fits like a dream.
I don't think my Mum's friend knew what was going on as she chanced upon me leaning up against a tree whilst Jon took photographs. I fear J's explanation of "she's blogging" left her even more confused.
Other curious finds included this religious plaster statuette which cost £1, she cut rather a sad little figure on her own. I picked up the vintage biscuit tin, packed full of buttons and broken jewellery for £2.
The 1970's psychedelic knitting bag was £3 and contained a length of yellow pom-pom trimmed braid. The ankle length wellies were 50p but probably won't be much use in the Glastonbury mud.
Our garden is a bit of a wilderness. It's over a hundred feet long and has 27 trees, fourteen of which have protection orders on them which means no pruning without permission from our local council, lots of shade and a full-time job sweeping the leaves up.
The antique dovecote is in dire need of restoration but each time we think about it our feathered friends have beaten us to it and made it into a home.