Feeling a bit down in the dumps today. With limited resources with which to cheer myself up I thought I’d take a tip from Mrs. B. and visit my local charity shop in search of bargains.

I got a bit worried when I walked in – it was packed! – and I over heard a conversation about how they couldn’t take less than £40 for a book of pictures of cats. I headed to the crowd at the back of the shop and found a small stash of wool where I picked up 8 balls for £2.25! I can already see hats, scarves and mittens in this lovely grey, with cables and moss stitch ….

I’ll plan my next visit for after schools go back I think.