It's a birthday today.
The beanie is finished and is now perching atop the head of it's intended in a non-ear constricting manner. Huzzah! S is 39 today and 'doesn't do birthdays', however I do 'do birthdays' very much, I love them in fact so have been quite excited about this one coming up. Yesterday I went shopping for an accompanying pressie for the woolly hat. Our local tip-shop is one of S's favourite places to shop and I have to say it's great. I was so pleased when I moved here to discover it. Its a shed at the local rubbish dump where the goodies are kept and re-sold. It's great and I have got some real finds there including these miniature tin kitchen appliances,
and this pretty jug.
You can fill up the boot of your car for under 10 dollars I love it! It's such a great way to recycle, my Mum and I always used to have to sneak things out of the tip in the UK, so silly that all that great stuff should contribute to land-fill, every town should have it's tip-shop... does yours?
As I was leaving I saw the most amazing thing, sneakily parked behind the shop shed, atop an enormous trailer was a freight train carriage! I was swiftly on the blower to a friend who has been looking for one to use as a workshop/shed. What a great idea! S used to live in a 1917 Melbourne tram perched in the bush when I met him, the number 79. What a romantic idea, I was pretty sad when he sold it.
Aside from the carriage I had an unlucky day at the tip so proceeded to a local junk/antique shop where I picked up this little beauty.
It has a super-loud tick and the alarm bell has a really great ring. Can you believe the shopkeeper only wanted $3 for it?!
We are going camping this afternoon so S can try out the new fishing gear the kids and I gave him as well as the new motor for the boat... his own pressie to himself.... doesn't 'do birthdays' eh? Hmmm? I'm not so sure about that after all!