Today Liz and I jumped on a bus and headed 9 miles down the road to Dudley, the second most populated town in the UK. The town might be famous for being the birthplace of Lenny Henry and being the site of a 13th Century castle and the Black Country Museum but, more importantly, it boasts an impressive choice of twelve charity shops in the high street.
Here's just one of them.
We couldn't resist browsing in the furniture shop, there's always Art Deco bedroom sets and porn chairs going cheap.
Today was no exception, this was a tenner. Not that we bought it, it wouldn't have fitted on the bus!
|Memorial to England and Manchester footballer Duncan Edwards, who died at the age of 22 in the Munich Air Disaster of 1958|
There's been a castle on this site since Anglo-Saxon times and Dudley Castle even gets a mention in the Doomsday Book. This incarnation has stood since the 13th Century and there's a zoo in the grounds.
We couldn't resist stocking up on cheap fruit and veg off the market.
A girls' day out isn't the same without lunch in Wetherspoons. We had five bean veggie chili with jacket potato, salad and a glass of Pinot Grigio for £4.99
Here's what I spent my money on: