Friday, June 01, 2007

100% wools + silks- God bless the factory and charity shops

Abbu brought me huge cones of the most perfect Jayne hat yarns- pure wool but it feels quite rustic and in gorgeous warm earthy colours.
Sooo much better than the acrylic garish hats they sell for $35 apiece online.
And Abbu said they'd been lying around the factory for 10 years so if I wanted to pay him it'd be about £1!!! When I told him it'd be more like £50 if I was lucky anywhere else he didn't believe me.

After my exams today I stopped by the charity shop of silk medieval wedding gowns and picked myself up a lovely new blue silk skirt and bodice. Would've got both for £5 as well but my conscience pricked slightly and told them to check again though they'd already put it through the til. Then a horrid woman from the back came up and acted like i was trying to rip them off- and the old dears at the til looked horrified at her rudeness. Only £12 anyhow and I would have had guilt gnawing at me everytime I wore it if I'd robbed the charity shop. Cause I totally knew the skirt was sold separately and was just acting innocently like 'oh that price is too good to be true- are you quite sure about it?'. If the old ladies had checked and still believed it was a fiver for both, then my conscience would've been fine though so I kinda hate the back room woman for butting in..

ps a few pics of the bounties of the jungle my grandparents brought with them from B'desh..

Baskets and mini-bushels of lychee!

Humungous Spinach leaves

About a million mangoes..

Plus guavas and bangali pittas (the sugary syrup hard biscuit kind) and cooked goat meat smuggled through (!) And all this is before present time! Wow.