I love a good jumble so was delighted to see there was one within a stone's throw of our house at the weekend. However, what happened next surprised me!
I decided to go through the house with a black bag and find donations; two squash rackets (unused since 1998), some comedy DVDs, some books, some blankets, some clothes (including a shirt that was too small for MrM, but don't tell him), some crockery, some vases, some toys, a brand new baby hat and so on and so on. I hauled the full bag up the hill and donated it and then crucially, did not hang around for the event to begin!
I'm a new woman I tell you. And I have a much tidier house!
The theatre company's next performance is Whistle Down The Wind - John O'Gaunt School, Priory Road, Hungerford Weds 18th - Sat 21st Feb - 7:15pm Evening & 2:15pm Sat Matinee
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
The house is showing definite signs of having carpets and floors after a clear out thanks to West Berkshire Mencap's table top sale. Nearly everything sold, except the big stuff (a stool and a chair) that I had to lug back home again - not so much as an offer. Plus some clothes and a brand new toy that I decided not to sell to a lady who could have had it for 50p if she hadn't been so rude.
The funny thing was that I popped everything that didn't sell into a carrier bag and took it to Scope in town. But en route, I bumped into that remarkable old man in town who can barely walk, but shuffles all the way up and down the high street just to get a cup of tea. It was that first really cold day and bless him, he was wearing a jacket. So I gave him the warm clothes and he seemed happy with them, meaning I donated a book and a wicker basket to Scope - looked a bit odd carrying them up the street!
The next West Berkshire Mencap sale is apparently both inside and out, and takes place on Sunday, 1st March at 10. Sellers arrive from 9am (£4). Entry to buyers, by donation (suggested £1 for adults and 50p for children).
The Mencap Centre, Enborne Road, Newbury, RG14 6AT