"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Friday, August 11, 2006

Bargains

My new hobby is 'Ebaying'. You know, the thrill of the chase, the adrenalin rush when the item is yours... Ok, so that is sad, I know...
But what is good that I have been able to buy several counselling-related books which will be very useful for my course and beyond and which cost me far less than I would have spent had I bought them new.
Of course, I had to have a little peep at other things, like bags and got myself another bargain - a 'new' briefcase in excellent condition - under £7 including postage, not to mention the two leather handbags I am keeping a watch on.
"Quarter to seven," I muttered to myself this morning.
"No, it's quarter to eight," Keith corrected me.
"Not now, when the bidding closes for this bag," I said. He raised his eyes to the ceiling.
"By the way," I said, "Shall I be able to have my radio fitted in my car soon."
He smiled. "You could put it in your new briefcase," he said.

If you listened carefully you might just have been able to hear me grinding my teeth!



6 comments:

  1. LOL! Sorry Jenny, definately with Keith on this one ;o)

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  2. How could you, Michelle!!! ;)

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  3. No I don't actually as I've always resisted the temptation to Ebay so far!

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  4. current craze has now moved to handbags, Flighty. It's getting serious!

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  5. Ha I did the whole EBay thing. And, like you say it was more the thrill of the chase. 6 months on, many items are still in their packaging, untouched!

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