Bargain eggs

Today I went to the local farmers market in Wanstead high street.

It’s once a month and been going for just over a year. I go pretty much every month.

Today one of the things I got was some eggs.

They were called mis-shapes. So they were only £1.40 a dozen.

The man said its mostly because they are not brown and most people want brown eggs that they are cheap.


I mean they don’t look very mis-shapen to me. The shells are rougher and some have marks on but hey I’m not eating the shells.

Nearly as much of a bargain as when Ocado sent me 24 eggs I’d not ordered and weren’t on the bill.

Auction fever

About a month ago I went to my first ever real live auction hoping to bag some bargains.

I remember going to viewings at the local auction room as a child but I don’t recall us ever being there when the auction took place, I think my parents left their bid with the auctioneer. I don’t even know if we ever won the items in question.

This time I’d looked at the catalogue on line and my friend Lynne (@josordoni) had been to the viewing and checked the items over for me along with the lots she was interested in.

I set my maximum prices and off we went the next day. We took a quick look around, registered me as a bidder (getting my own personal number, excitement) and then as there was a wait for our first lots we went and had a coffee and a natter.

Back at the auction I was fascinated by the whole process especially the very low key bidding on some rather nice pieces of furniture.

Then I got the jitters worrying I would not stick to my prices once bidding got going. So I handed over to Lynne.

I got all three lots. For a song.

Heres my Susie Cooper tea service.


Nice isn’t it.

And the bargains to be had made me wonder why anyone shops at IKEA…..