Photo calendar. Family fun and make something for Nan and Grandad for pennies
Home Made Christmas Hampers
Went to the dentist today for a clean and checkup. Afterwards I had a little sally up the high street and spotted a charity shop I hadn’t been in before (this is in a nearby very small town). Found some lovely things, including this rather charming set of a small teapot and 2 cups and saucers

These 2 books caught my eye.

I didn’t realise that Plague is from a series called Gone, Young Adult fiction. Amazon says ‘The GONE series is Lord of the Flies for the 21st century. In turns breathtaking, harrowing, and utterly terrifying. Its complex characters and moral dilemmas will delight fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner. This is dystopian fiction at its best.’

If I like it enough, I might get the others too. I’ll read them and pass them on

The other book, Citadel, by Kate Mosse, is ALSO from a series, which I also didn’t know – Sepulchre, Citadel and Labyrinth. I’ve read Labyrinth, and found it gripping, with great depth

Amazon says this about Citadel – 1942, Nazi-occupied France. Sandrine, a spirited and courageous nineteen-year-old, finds herself drawn into a Resistance group in Carcassonne – codenamed ‘Citadel’ – made up of ordinary women who are prepared to risk everything for what is right.

And when she meets Raoul, they discover a shared passion for the cause, for their homeland, and for each other.

But in a world where the enemy now lies in every shadow – where neighbour informs on neighbour; where friends disappear without warning and often without trace – love can demand the highest price of all…

If this new one is as good, I’m really going to enjoy it

These little dishes are ovenproof and will be really useful for making all kinds of things. They hold about 250ml, perfect for a portion of yogurt, a rich mousse, baking small portions of cake, a small dish of pate or hummus, jelly and fruit etc etc etc. And the mesh basket will be for a portion of sweet potato chips to share
I really love this silky dressing gown – too small for me unfortunately. but I can make something lovely with it. I’ll try to think of something that I can wear, although I’m nowhere near as clever as the sewers on Great British Sewing Bee. If I can’t manage that, it may well become a cushion cover
And the same for this gorgeous red one too.

So that’s my charity shop haul today. Very pleased with that, and just £20.50 for the whole lot – what a bargain! The shop I went into seemed to be very much cheaper than the ones in the town where I live, perhaps I shall have to go back!

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Photo calendar. Family fun and make something for Nan and Grandad for pennies
Home Made Christmas Hampers