Although those of you who know me may not instantly recognize me as an athlete, I have nevertheless agreed to join, again, with a bunch of extreme walkers (wonderful, wacky, women all of them), to trek the highways and paddy fields of Cambodia for Marie Curie hospice fund in October 2012. And recently, in preparation for the great event, I donned my (new) trainers – remember I got those sometime in April?? – and went for a thirty minute stroll along the towpath. So. Clearly my training is well underway.
And this weekend my contribution to that other essential aspect of the project was launched – the fundraising. Although others of our team have already been taking every opportunity to raise the profile of their efforts and cause, I’m ashamed to say my efforts to date have been pale in comparison.
But today. Well. All that changed. For today we took the world of the car boot sale by storm!!! There we were, Sultanas of the Souk, queens of six square feet of the previously loved, previously read, previously worn. And we came into our own.( I’m thinking of taking this up as my full time job.) Reminding people this is a charity stall and no, they were not going to get that Burberry shirt for £1.50. Well – all in a day’s work, don’t you think – and it’s good, once in a while, to be able to say to people ‘catch yourself on – I don’t even want to sell that!!!’
So anyway – we made a respectable sum, thanks to the generous folk around our neck of the woods. And had a very pleasant day, into the bargain. What’s more – we didn’t buy a single thing from another stall (other than sustaining burgers)!!! So – all in all a successful day. Not even a trace of sunburn, despite the clement weather.
Nevertheless, having made the profit, and managed not to spend anything on tat (oh, sorry, previously loved items) from other stalls, we have returned home to look online: and have already bought the clothes hanging rails for the next series of sales. Looks like this is how we will be spending our weekends for the foreseeable future!
And – now you all know about our hobby cum quest – can we expect a sudden rush to our stall over future weeks from all you interested and interesting bloggers??? I hope so!!!