Friday morning was disappointingly dull and cool and my plans
to visit Levens Hall were scuppered when I went online to book
my entrance ticket to the house and gardens only to discover they
don’t open Friday & Saturday.
Not to be deterred I decided to venture down to Grange over Sands
for a mooch round the charity shops while the wandering welder
cracked on with his job replacing the wooden skirting boards on the
For those concerned about his back, he has his support belt on.
What a trooper.
Four hours later I reappeared after booking Sunday lunch in our
favourite pub, The Royal Oak at Lindale.
From there I drove down to Grange, got the food essentials in the
little Tesco then popped into the local electric shop for a new toaster.
Sometime later I reappeared with a grand haul from the charity
A pretty little weave bag for £1.50
Get a hat, stop the sun making your hair any blonder, said
longtime friend and hairdresser and mother to two of
my lovely godchildren.
So I did, it was 50p.
Then I found this jug
and a beautifully made M&S jacket for £5
This vintage cotton Indian dress I’m going to wear as a summer coat.
And finally a Monsoon dress with the original labels attached.
I’ve hardly any dresses that are plain coloured so the plan
is to wear patterned jackets, coats and cardies over the top.
The charity shop gods were looking down on me today.
When I arrived back the wandering welder had finished his task.
He’s a clever chap.
His reward ?
A very smart jumper from the chazzer at a grand cost of £1.70,
looks like new and he was thrilled to bits with it.
Saturday it’s the turn of the men to meet up again after not
seeing each other for sometime. Appropriately enough they
will be having a few pints in The Old Friends pub before a
chippy tea sat out in the garden.