No bike ride yesterday morning. Instead, I went shopping. I was looking for a top to go with a skirt I recently bought for a wedding. I didn't find one, but the sales were on and I bagged a few bargains while in town...
Long Tall Sally jeans (I take a 36" inside leg): £25 instead of £45
East white linen top: £25 instead of £55
East flower necklace: £7.50 instead of £15
Clarks pink shoes: £17.99 instead of £64.99
Home for lunch and then I managed to escape again in the afternoon to take some bags to the charity shops and, of course, have a rummage while there...
I like hand made pottery "things" so I was pleased to find the little tealight holder on the right (£1.49).
Loads of books for A, most 19p each, some 30p.
Four lovely picture books for £1.
I particularly liked the illustrations by Catherine Walters in "Charlie and Tess" showing beautiful wintry scenes including this lovely detail of a robin and a red wing amongst the holly.
The illustrations in "Freckle and Clyde" were also pleasing, I remember our cats striking similar poses.
A ceramic coaster for 49p
And a nice old fashioned jam dish for 99p. I'm quite happy with my jam in jars so it's more likely to be used for peanuts or tablet than jam.
I then visited Lidl...
...and purchased a bottle of the perfume everybody's talking about. (£3.99).
Now just some late July garden pics. I like to look back at these in the winter to remind me what summer is.
Not sure what this beastie is, some otherkind of bee/hoverfly.
The rowan berries are starting to colour.
I liked the rowan leaves silhoutted against the ominous grey sky.
Some peas from the garden, just a handful.
Inside to the tomato plants on the half landing. Still no tomatoes yet. They're perhaps not in the best position for sunlight but I need to stake them properly before I dare move them.
Dark choc chip muffins to finish off, just beacause.