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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd June 2010, 12:08 am

So you two what is the cost of my Oxfam bargain length of cloth, then?

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Post by Sparhawk on 3rd June 2010, 12:13 am

You can't catch me on that one it was £2, you told us...

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Post by MrsC on 3rd June 2010, 6:58 am

Is this like those comprehension exercises you got to do in school to check that you were actually reading things? Wink

Not been round the charity shops here for ages (mainly as I don't think I'd fit in some of them physically any more!) Now that I have sorted my bookcases out I can see just how many books I still have to read, so stopped buying books for a bit as a result. Also have all the maternity clothes for me that I need and everything for Baby C as well - so just waiting until I know what sex Baby C is as I'm sure he/she will be getting plenty from them by way of next size up clothes and toys and books!

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Post by Sparhawk on 3rd June 2010, 7:56 am

I don't know how we would have managed with the hawklets without them, & fleabay, & carboots...

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Post by Dandelion on 3rd June 2010, 10:16 am

A lot of OH's art projects when he was teaching were based around books he had bought from charity shops, and cut up and made into laminated sheets. Our three kids were brought up on charity shop shopping - and they knew which ones to hold their breath in because of the smell!! (Charity shops have come a long way from that point in the last 20 years!! My favourite is British Heart Foundation where the clothes are really well sorted out and sized)

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 3rd June 2010, 1:55 pm

In aussie dollars? what a funny bunch you are, you made me giggle and made my night. CW I guess there is no keeping them in line?
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Post by polgara on 3rd June 2010, 2:27 pm

Believe me CW is one of the best at keeping them in line..................sometimes lol!

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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd June 2010, 2:54 pm

BJM, you will learn...sometimes with this lot it is like trying to herd cats.....

But they are all lovely

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Post by MrsC on 3rd June 2010, 8:03 pm

Trust me BJM this is when they are behaving themselves! Just you wait until some of them have had a drink! Laughing

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Post by Jaded Green on 3rd June 2010, 9:21 pm

Don't give them ideas Mrs C!
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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd June 2010, 10:39 pm

Who mentioned drink?

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 4th June 2010, 5:55 am

Haha CW I suspect you enjoy encouraging them!
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Moi? Never!


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Post by boobiejuicemama on 5th June 2010, 1:41 pm

My latest find was a Laura Ashley angora and lambswool sweater for $2.....however I have chopped off the arms and am sewing a pair of wool longies for bub out of it Smile
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Post by boobiejuicemama on 7th June 2010, 10:28 am

Had a sweet day at a church op shop today, found a whole basket of woollen jumpers for fifty cents each, and I bought the lot, in total $2.50! So now I have three more pairs of longies for the kids and some gloves and matching scarf for me Smile
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Post by MrsC on 7th June 2010, 11:17 am

Wow - some good finds there BJM. I may well take myself into town this afternoon to pass the time and have a good rummage in our local charity shops. Not done so for a while, but feeling inspired now...

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Microsoft cableless keyboard & mouse, brand new £7 ....

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One paperback book for 75p. Not quite the treasure haul I was hoping for... Neutral

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sparhawk wrote:Microsoft cableless keyboard & mouse, brand new £7 ....

I went to band tonight saying to the YSS have a go at installing it, but don't leave me a computer that I can't use when I get home, I came home to a note on the computer saying "It works Dad" & I can honestly say its great...

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for YSS

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Compostwoman wrote: for YSS

That's ma boy...

Eeek, I've just ran it through Fleabay up to £40 "buy it now"...

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Post by MrsC on 8th June 2010, 7:31 am

Good work there YSS and a good find spar!

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MrsC wrote:One paperback book for 75p. Not quite the treasure haul I was hoping for... Neutral

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Post by MrsC on 8th June 2010, 10:17 pm

Can't remember the title Embarassed and it's downstairs and I can't be bothered to look (sorry!) but it was a Penguin Crime Fiction one from the days when they all had nice white and green covers. I sort of collect them when I see them in charity shops and generally find that they're good reads as well. I have a nice shelf of orange spined ones too (general fiction) and have to admit to being very shallow and just liking how they look on the shelf. Do try to read them all too!

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Post by Jaded Green on 9th June 2010, 9:28 am

I like the green and white Penguin crime fiction too. And when we re decorated our front room apricot, I planned to put all my old Penguin books from when they still had orange spines there. Got home to find a row of Terry Pratchett's had beaten me to it!
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