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.