Whilst England is basking in sunshine with record breaking temperatures, Saturday has turned into a bit of a disappointment in NE Scotland with grey skies and rain for most of the day - mustn't complain, our Indian summer did last for 2 days! Last night we all sat around our chiminea in short sleeves until well after 9pm - unheard of at this time of year but such a pity the high pressure didn't hang around for the weekend...
This morning I had a mooch around our local town in the rain whilst the boys played their Saturday morning football. Every month the Townhall holds a second hand book sale and I don't think I have ever come away empty handed.
Today I came away with a handful of vintage books, including this one above from the 70's - the illustrations are amazing.
As I was about to leave, an elderly couple in their 80's arrived carrying a box of books for donation. I heard the man declare that some of the books once belonged to his mother as a child, so of course I had to have a look. I came away with a couple of beautifully illustrated old books from around the early 1900's - I didn't want to be greedy, so held back and bought only two (50p each ) I have to say I felt slightly disgusted at the man guarding a pile of around 30 original Beatrix Potter books, which he promptly bought in one fell swoop - obviously to make some money on - I hope they eventually make their way to a good home..