Sunday, April 29, 2007
Boot Sale - Sandiway
First time for a boot sale at Sandiway as far as I can recall. Being a tiny village we had to park on a grass verge on a narrow lane opposite a farm gate. The sale itself was in the local village junior school. Tons of stalls so lots to root through. Found a pile of A4 creamy coloured paper for the printer for a pound. I went back for this later as I didn't want to lug it around. Also got a Joe Brown LP on the cheapo Marble Arch label which I expect will find its way onto Boot Sale Sounds fairly soon. I looked through lots of old scratchy records but didn't find anything of interest. We looked for fireguards too but none to be found. Keith & Dini had made a great rabbit run for their pet bunny from three old wire fireguards and we hoped to do the same as we feel bad about Flo being cooped up in her hutch all the time. Got some ephemera including a battered book of matches with spooky photo on, a small metal spoon and a card of "poppers" for Hazel's small metal object collection.
Archie didnt get anything though I bumped into one of the mother's from the junior school days who had a stall there and she said "It's Archie's Dad isn't it?" I confessed I was and what a amazing memory she had! She went onto say her daughter, who I had no recollection of, was going to a school in Sandiway now. She remembered Archie as being a "very nice boy". "He still is", I said "You might spot him around the car boot- he's grown a bit since those days though!"
Hazel has just gone off on a second foray to Sandiway with her sister . Its a lovely day for it. Archie is in the garden squirting things with his water gun and checking on his snails. He said that two were "mating" and had been spitting out "pointy things" made from mucus? I think Richard Attenborough should be informed of this phenomenon!