Category: charity

Another day, another Oxfam find (or two)

My Oxfam haul includes a paperback copy of both A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence by the late Peter Mayle, creator of Wicked Willie. Bought them for The Husband so that he can crash out on the sofa in his study and read on a wintry Sunday afternoon. Another photo frame for the sitting room. Brand new, Italian and hand-made. And for the…

Lottery Winnings: What We Bought

The Husband rounded up his winning tickets and Lucky Dip wins and came back with two tickets for tonight’s rollover and £120. He kindly donated all of it to me, so that will be going into my bank account on Monday. Didn’t photograph everything (missed out black plastic condiment tray) but here goes.. Cole & Mason ‘Oxford’ black wooden salt…

#foundinoxfam Part One

Well there’s bound to be a Part Two ! Specially for Grace and Ellie… The photos are captioned but here’s the list from these photos, of objects bought from Oxfam shops. Jersey Pottery 1970s brown and cream frog vase Murano copper metallic tones glass vase British Museum Rosetta Stone resin copy Dartmouth Pottery white vase Brass jug Sylvac leaf vase…

Garage sale, Northiam

When I lived in Toronto, I moseyed along to a few garage sales but hadn’t visited one in this country before. There have been links between Northiam in East Sussex, and Chitiwiri in Malawi, for some years. This garage sale was being held to raise money for a school there. Despite turning up three hours after the event kicked off,…

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