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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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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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Booty buys: Chepstow racecourse.

My mum and I took a sunny trip out to Chepstow racecourse on Sunday. Every week they host a car boot sale and a market. The market was much more substantial than the booty (a pitiful 7 cars!). But there was one lady with a table of treasure.

My mum bought some pretty linen from her, and I bought a set of 10 small glass bowls and one matching daddy bowl.

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More than bricks and mortar.

It’s been 6 days since my last blog post. Not that I feel like I should be confessing any sins, but I have had a strange week.

Admittedly most of it has been spent flat on my back (not in that way), but I’m now firmly on the road to recovery. Had my first day back in the office on Friday and also worked through Saturday. Looking forward to getting back into my old routine.

So to get my head in the right space, Tom and I embarked on a mini-break (by ‘mini’ I mean one night!) to Wales to see my ‘rents. It also meant that I got to visit my grandma in her new home.

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