Friday, 21 December 2012

A Christmas wish

Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays!

Whatever you’re doing during this festive season I hope you enjoy all the riches money can’t buy.

P.S. Message for Flowerpot ( ) - I still can't comment on your blog, even when I sign in as a member. I just get a message saying 'only members can comment'? Just wanted to let you know I'm still following. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Riches all round!

I called in to a local charity shop to buy some Christmas cards and came home with a surprise Christmas present for myself!

The first thing I noticed in the shop was this wooden easel in perfect condition.

I’d been thinking I might treat myself to a lightweight easel next summer, so I can try painting outdoors, and the price tag on this one made it irresistible: just £3.99.

I eagerly handed over £5.00 and told the assistant to put the change in the collecting box. ‘Are you sure?’ she asked, and I had to spend several minutes convincing her that I thought I was still getting a bargain at that price.   

I felt rich being able to insist on paying more than the asking price, the shop assistant was obviously pleased at being able to boost the takings for the charity, and I hope the generous person who donated the easel to the shop is also feeling rich!