It's not everyday you see cows so near to a city's centre...it felt like we were in the middle of the countryside!
Beautiful Cambridge...I love the university buildings with their aged character and architectural details.
Me and my crew...
Cambridge is one of my favourite places to visit. It has a very special atmosphere and buzz about it, but at the same time it feels very tranquil and easy going...well worth a visit!
Over the weekend we also managed to visit our favourite Boot sale. Normally the children get a little bored with this, but not this time! I was surprised at their enthusiasm and bartering skills! They were left to their own devices to look for thrifty bargains, and boy, did they haggle their way to some discounted treasures! I was in my element with my thrifty finds too...
My Loot...yummy candy-coloured cuteness! Total spent: £8,75!
Dreamy letters...perhaps for little miss' bedroom?
Gorgeous, yummy bracelets, reminiscent of Bakelite to cheer up any summer outfit...£1!
Pretty little hankie in it's original box...50p
Heidi children's book, very good vintage condition, and a steal at 25pence!
Little metal tins for a little project...£1
But, my favourite find of the day by far...Vintage Batger's tins at £1 each! Batger's was a British confectioner, and was established in 1748. It is hard to date these tins, but they certainly have some age to them. As can be expected, they're a little battered and bruised, but I think this adds to their charm! They look lovely in my kitchen!
Now, I have been hankering after a typewriter for some time now. I just love them for their craftsmanship, purpose, aesthetic beauty, and mostly because of the era that they're from. And, nothing looks nicer and more charming than a typed letter! My sweet girl knows this too well, so imagine my surprise when she tapped me on the shoulder during our Boot sale outing, and presented me with a big smile and a 'Mummy, I've bought you something you've always wanted!' Yes, you've guessed it...my little miss bought me a typewriter with her pocket money! She haggled, and paid the tiny sum of £4 for a pristine Daro Erika typewriter! I kid you not...It is in perfect working order, and in it's original leather case. When I read the first paragraph in the instruction manual, and had a good giggle, and a pang of nostalgia...
Well, I was tickled pink! I am so excited to put it to good use!
Blessings, Tania ♥