Saturday, 23 April 2016

Nana Sue (to be) went.....................

.......................to a jumble sale.

She walked down the road and round the corner and paid 20p to get into the Scout hall.
Then she spent £6 and came home with all these treasures

And Grandad Colin (to be) said "where the heck are we going to put them? we've only got a teeny bungalow".
But it was OK because most will be given away to the two mums (to be). Except for that brilliant Fisher Price bouncer chair, with a kicky/fiddly play thing attached and that lovely wooden caterpillar and the books which will have to stay here for small visitors (and the one grown up chick lit book).

 What bargains!

Back Soon
Sue

PS. The beach hut was a bit more than £6! but a lot less than Southwold or the South Coast and I can't think of a better way for us to spend time while Col is getting better. The sound of the sea is very restorative I reckon and what a brilliant place it will be for our future grandchildren.



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  1. Well done at the jumble sale. You'll find the baby things are essential for visiting grand babies and will fit in even in your little bungalow.

    I agree 100% with "The sound of the sea is very restorative" and I look forward to hearing about your adventures and as many photos as you can manage.

    Prayers for Colin and strength for you.

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  2. wow only £6 for all of that. if we ever have a baby I am sending you shopping!

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  3. Brilliant bargains, and if the beach hut was thousands, it is money well spent ... we have walked by the sea today ... from Preston sands, across Paignton beach to Roundham Head and on to Goodrington where we turned back and retraced our steps, about 3 miles, which was a decent walk for two oldies. Sunshine, soft red sands (Devon soil being mainly red, which looks wonderful against the sea and blue sky) ... bliss. The sea was actually roaring today, surfers out in force, too, even though this is the south and not the north Devon coast, famous for its surfing beaches.
    Margaret P

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    1. Many years ago when the children were young we took our caravan and stayed on a pretty grotty campsite near Stoke Gabriel - Brilliant for crabbing but we rented a beach hut at Broadsands beach for the week it made the holiday really good. we could watch the steam train coming round the corner on it's way to Dartmouth - couldn't afford to go on it though! My first holidays - though I can't remember them - were in Paighton, would have been about 1960/1.

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  4. £6 ? I wish we had jumble sales round here but we never see them advertised.
    Well done on buying a beach hut......how fantastic. Has it got electricity for that essential cuppa on the beach? -x-

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    1. No just a little gas ring so we can still have a cuppa as long as the gas container thingy doesn't run out mid-boil!

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  5. Such great bargains. It will all come in useful. I'm looking forward to reading more about your beach hut. X

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  6. Fantastic buys from the sale. We don't seem to have jumble sales in my village. We have loads of charity shops but they have got really expensive. Please post a picture of your new beach hut - I am really envious as I love the sea!

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  7. Great purchases! And I have just caught up on the beach hut news - what a brilliant idea I hope you both (and all the family) have years of pleasure from it.

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  8. A nice haul, and a bargain for 6 quid. I bet the beach hut didn't cost anywhere near as much as one sold for in Abersoch recently - Mum was telling me it went for 150K, and from the pic I saw, it was more tatty than the old shed I've got on the allotment!! I suppose whoever bought it was paying for the prestige of a beach hut plot at Abersoch, but even so, a ridiculous price.

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    1. Blimey you could buy a house for that!

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    2. Round here, you could probably buy two 3-bed terraced houses and have a bit of change!! I couldn't afford to move back to Wales even if I wanted to :-( Thanks for putting me back on the reading list, hopefully back to blogging semi-regularly again. Best to you both. x

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  9. That's a pretty good haul for £6 and I bet it's all like brand new isn't it. Might have to purchase a few bits ourselves. We've been asked to look after pink baby 2 days a week. Probably not until next year though after maternity leave has ended. xx

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    1. Just need to give the clothes a wash, and the cover of the bouncy chair. wiped all the toys with disinfectant cleaner stuff and all virtually as new. In fact a beautiful hand knitted white jacket had never been worn or washed!

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    1. You are never too old for owl babies!

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  11. Sarah, Percy and Bill (the owl babies) are some of our favourites, our three have had serious discussion about who is which owl, matched by personality not size!!! Bless, kids of an English teacher through and through.

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    1. Knew owl babies was a childrens classic but missed out on it with our 3 who are all too old. I'm looking out for some of the ones they liked - Peep-Bo and Each peach pear plum although we have still got some in a box....somewhere

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  12. What bargains. You and the new babies did well! I can't think of anything better for you and Col overcoming his illness than a beach hut. Enjoy!

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  13. You spent less than we did! We went to the hardware store to get a few things. Phil needed another set of "wellies"!and a few other things. His were so old and needed thrown out! Nice finds! Where is your beach hut? Felixstowe? I didn't think Ipswich had a beach. Have a good weekend and hope Colin is doing better each day!

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  14. Great deals, my sweet grand would probably love the bouncy!

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  15. What wonderful bargains you found.

    cheers, parsnip

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  16. Those are frankly outstanding bargains!
    Love the bouncy chair! Could do with one to fit me!!!

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  17. Some wonderful baby bargains there. Also, very envious of your beach hut. The sound of the sea is so calming and hope Col enjoys it.x

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  18. This is the second time recently that I 've written a long comment and my Google account has lost it. All freshly logged in again, so hoping for the best!
    No energy to re-write everything, but will say this much (!)
    - interested that Eric Ravilious lived there - always thought he was from Sussex! Love his paintings.
    - hope Col gets through this round of chemo without too many problems
    - always thinking of the pair of you xxx

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  19. Great buys!! Glad the book is for you, not one of the babies!! xx

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  20. I love a good rummage at a jumble and you did so well for your £6.
    I think a beach hut will be a marvellous investment for you all, lots of happy times ahead.
    Belated birthday wishes, great photo!
    Hope this last lot of chemo goes as well as can be expected.
    Lisa x

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  21. you did well with your Baby Bargains.

    You are so right, there is something so soothing about the sea, even our freezing cold one! In previous post I commented that I love Felixstowe in the summer, but actually, I love it just as much on a cold and moody day too. You and Col are going to have such a great time at yours. And your grandchildren. Such fun for kids. Violet loves it when Bill takes her to The Ancestral Beach Hut! xx

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  22. Omgosh we saw a beach hut for sale in Southwold for £75,000 They are lovely and so is Southwold, one of our most favourite places.

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  23. Just catching up and wanted to comment on the dentist thing.
    It is only people on ESA income based that get free dental treatment but some dental surgeries don't know the difference. I guess Col will be on contribution based due to your savings.

    In the dentist he would have signed a form to confirm he receives ESA (IB). if the NHS do a check then he could be fined the cost of the treatment plus £50.
    I have had clients who have declared that they were on a certain benefit when they weren't and got fined.

    Perhaps you could ring the surgery and ask them to scrap the piece of paper Col signed and pay for the treatment?

    Happy Birthday for last week!!

    Great to see you have discovered a local jumble sale - I love them and go regularly (but never in to Ipswich!!)

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  24. Brilliant jumble treasures. I think Nana Sue is going to be very popular :-)

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  25. Bargains galore! You are going to be one well prepared Nana Sue!

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