Category Archives: Furniture

I left my heart in Copenhagen.

There was a period towards the end of last year when I contemplated changing my name from Sarah Bolwell to Sarah Lund, such was my obsession with the Danish maverick cop.

While I’m not sure that she and I share a whole lot in common (I eat way more than her, don’t live with my mum and look terrible in chunky fair isle knit ware), by the end of the first episode of the first series of The Killing, I knew I was hooked.

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A rainy Saturday in Wales (and a bit of England).

Source: tpoulsen.blogspot.com via Tina on Pinterest

Tom’s MIA this week while he visits his dad over in France, so I found myself at a bit of a lose end this weekend.

Ages ago my mum had read about a flea market held every so often in the UWE in Bristol, and by chance it looked like the latest event was due to take place on Saturday. Result! Off I popped down the M4 after work on Friday to spend the weekend rummaging for curios. Or so I thought…

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The mystery of Queen Mary’s trunk.

So there I was, doing a spot of Christmas shopping in Fanny’s antiques (where else?!) in Reading.

I can’t divulge too much of what I bought as there may be one or two beneficiaries reading this very post, but I did make one accidental purchase that I just had to tell you about.

First, a bit about Fanny’s.

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Have a seat.

Like our new stool? It was a present from my mum, bought in her favourite house clearance shop in Newport.

It’s very ‘60s, with a beige coloured velvet top drawn into the middle with a button. We’ll get the seat re-covered at some point, but one day, when we’re seasoned entertainers in our grown-up house, it’s the kind of stool that will be brilliant for overflow parking (of bottoms).

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