Saturday, 6 October 2007

Car Boot

Today we "did a car boot" (traded at a car boot sale) to clear out some of our excess property. Every week on Saturday, there is a car boot sale at Cellarhead, Staffordshire, which is well attended. We took mostly books, an old television set and a gramaphone player, a few ornaments, old curtains and table cloths, plus the ubiquitous box of old cameras.

It was our third attempt to lighten our possessions this year. To our surprise, the usual trade gannets who immediately pester you for cheap purchases and then double the price and sell the items themselves were not there today. It was a cool, but sunny day and the traders were a very pleasant bunch. Trade was slow, but we shifted the gramaphone and the TV, a coffee table, lots of books and a magnet. Just enough cash to do a bit of food shopping. Easier to pack the car for the return journey.

In the field at the top of the sale area we saw some Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep. They are unusual and are regarded as "at risk" by the rare breeds society. There were four healthy and mature individuals, with a very friendly disposition.

Last time we were here, we saw Alpacas on the other side of the road. They were not there today.

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