|Me looking very tired at a silly time in the morning!!|
Alright! So yesterday, after doing an 11 hour shift at work, the boyf and I did a car boot sale on 3 hours of sleep and got up at 4am to get ourselves to the Brighton Marina! Tiring, yes. Worth it? Very much so! Moving back to Australia and doing a bit of travel means that I have A LOT of stuff that I can’t really afford to try and take with me. So, I had a ginormous amount to shift and Jamie had heaps of CD’s and DVD’s to get rid of. We ended up down there at 5.30am and had people coming up to us before we’d taken anything out of the car to search through everything right away. To say the least, it made me panic a little!!
|Essentials for a car boot sale I think!|
Pretty soon we both spotted some things that tempted us and couldn’t help but land a bargain! I’ve been after some new running trainers as I had had mine for way too many years and Jamie spotted this pair or cute Nikes that had hardly been worn in my size! So I went to have a look and lo and behold, I loved them! and they fit and were cute so I asked. “How much?” They were £4. I couldn’t believe it. I handed the money over and skipped back to our stall.
|Not bad for £4!|
|So comfy and almost brand new!|
The only other purchase I made was a fake Louie Vuitton scarf with cherry blossoms on it, that at the time was so cute and I loved it, but once home I had some buyers remorse despite the £2 price tag so promptly gave it away to my mum. Hopefully it’s at a better home with her and now I don’t have another thing to take away with me. So all sorted.
Jamie bought a quicksilver belt for £4 that he’s absolutely in love with and now wears it all the time. He’s even been seen putting it on over his jammies for 5min this evening…
|The man in the green coat was a character and he made our day! Too bad about the rain.|
It did start raining which put a damper on the morning (pardon the pun) but we soldiered through it for a while and earned a decent amount while it was raining anyway, everyone around us started to pack up though! We met some awesome characters like the guy in the photo above. He was a sailer who anchored and wandered up. We learnt a lot about wind and had some awesome shark related chats. He was so supportive and excited about us moving to Australia. What an awesome guy!
We also chatted with a guy who bought my old 50 Walks of London set and we learnt all about this really small tour guide of London. People are so strange at car boot sales but they’re so friendly and funny.
I also bumped into fellow blogger Yours Truly Magazine who was rummaging for some bargains. Who funnily enough, I happen to work with, and when I took my mum for dinner she was working that night. (I promise I wasn’t stalking!) I did manage to make her feel awkward with a fairly funny story about how I found her blog and a friend who loves it! So, I do apologise for that!
|Jamie all rugged up for the British summer weather…|
Overall, I had an awesome day and walked away with a decent £85 after selling most things for a pound per item! I had lots of fun and got rid of so much stuff!! Anything that didn’t sell we took down to a charity shop and gave away. It was very cleansing and such a laugh. On my own it would have been difficult (my first problem being that I can’t drive!) as it would have been very boring! But having Jamie by my side meant that even in our sleep deprived state, we had a laugh and some amazing chats.