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Deep Guilt - Deep Poverty - I blame the Auction House

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Oh dear oh dear oh dear, I meandered around a local auction house at the weekend – (love to pick my way around oddities), mainly because they have what could loosely be described as a garden section – I just cannot seem to walk past. Yes, in I go….and there they are, yes they see me, 3 rows of beautiful but ‘lost looking’ plants, trees, shrubs etc…..Of course, they are not lost, only in my little head they are lost, and therefore looking at me, pleading for a new home….
just a little bid, I think, in case they’re not ‘claimed’, just a little bid, just in case – just to show them I hadnt simply just ‘walked away’. Oooops there they go, those little bids, the little white sheet of paper – bid 1, erm yes, just one more, erm maybe that one over there, in the corner,…….8 bids later I hand in the little ticket – assuming that maybe just maybe i might get lucky on one of them…. Monday I ring them. "Yes, she says, " they’re all here ready to collect". All? All? How many? “Eight,” she says. Eight? EIGHT? I’ve got the lot? £188 on the credit card later. Nausea, shame – …..and where on earth is THIS one going to go??? I now have rhodo’s (3), azaleas (2) prunus (1) lilac tree (1) and something nameless in a large pot. (Possibly my ashes could be thrown in with that one, once the confession’s over)

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Money well spent if you ask me lol You're bound to find somewhere for them. And you have the pots aswell - well assuming they were nice ones.

13 May, 2010

 

They will bring you great joy for many years to come !!

13 May, 2010

 

Hee, Hee I'm the same in the garden centre in the area where all the plants go to be reduced!! Never quite as much as £188 though!! next time leave your credit card at home!!!

13 May, 2010

 

I bet they were all real bargains and after all, they will be there (hopefully) for years. How many dresses would you get for £188 that you might only wear once?.....there you go...bet you feel better now! x

13 May, 2010

 

Thanks for all comments - yes, joy and nausea whenever I look at them. They are all just standing on the old patio space taking up too much room awaiting a destination ( i pretended they each had one), and they are in the way as we need to be placing the new patio slabs etc asap. Errrr Karen, you are soooooooooo posh - where I'd go for dresses, I'd get at least 12 for that! :)))

13 May, 2010

 

Ha ha! People say I'm posh (mainly cause I drink pimms!! lol) but the last ball dress I bought was £20 out of TKMax!! Well done for getting 12 dresses for £188 though..."you simply must tell me where you are shopping darling" :))

13 May, 2010

 

I certainly will, over a pint of Blue Nun - lovelee jubblee (no expense spared with me missus :))))))) hic

13 May, 2010

 

Ha ha! I'm not convinced!! you look a lot posher than me in this pic!! I always liked a baby cham myself....and now Perry is all the rage again!

13 May, 2010

 

It's funny you should say that - but i remember when i was little, when mum & dad used to go dancing (glen miller, not Line), mum had a little tipple of perry before they left (just to oil her shoes) and then when my friend & i used to go out we discovered Pomagne! Soo cheap and so bubbly and giggly. Also, they had them in a handy carry thing of 3..... 1 each and half of one to share before we went out disco-ing... happy daysss....sigh

13 May, 2010

 

Indeed! btw I made a cheeky reference to your dresses in my latest blog! Hope you won't be cross! ;)

13 May, 2010

 

I bet you told your other half it was only £88 .......a real bargain...Just like the rest of us when we do that!!!!..:o))))))

22 May, 2010

 

Hi mushy - you know me so well. Yes, am also guilty of 'old' things appearing from the back of the wardrobe, that, were 'in a sale' 'last year', of course... having hastily ripped off the labels beforehand. I'll never see heaven at this rate. ( I even bought my son his favourite cake (pink) to have after school as a treat. But I ATE IT - strike me down in shame. An unfit mother. The cup of tea just cried out for an accompaniment....... I didnt even get hyperactive on the E numbers, just rather morose and guilt-laden :(

22 May, 2010

 

Lol!!! fantastic!! A woman after my own (dark) heart!! ha ha ha ha :)))))

23 May, 2010

 

Minihoney
your on the way downstairs with the rest of us i fear...Still make sure you bring them cakes with you....LOL

23 May, 2010

 

I hope you have a big garden... ;-)

7 Jun, 2010

 

It's approx 120-130ft long but already had much mature planting but I still cant resist a beautiful plant or a lost looking shrub needing a loving home....

8 Jun, 2010

 

blody hell i wish i had more than my 40 x 20 foot lol . i love you saying about your mum drinking to oil her shoes it made me smile . id have to do more than oil my shoes im about as rythmic as a lorry load of bricks on a good day . i go in the charity shops im not paying £50 for 501`s when i can get them broken in for a fiver lol.im not proud lol xx .

8 Jun, 2010

 

surely after my own heart, nosey. My jeans are 'distressed' - like their owner!

9 Jun, 2010

 

im more than distressed but i get your point lol xx .

9 Jun, 2010

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