Wednesday, 8 June 2011

70p well spent

We went to a friend's birthday meal on Sunday which was good fun.  We went to The Goat in Clapham

http://www.thegoatpub.com/index.html

We'd been before, I think for April's birthday years ago with my brother and his wife.  The food was fine and they had a good selection of beer. I had Red Stripe on tap.  Takes me back to Spot On, the pool bar attached to the Raven in Corby back when I was a kid.  Anyway, we hadn't gotten him a card or a present (I don't think it was expected) but luckily we went to the Tonbridge car boot sale earlier in the morning.

There's the usual crap there plus a few little gems like the odd 1990s CD or a nice potted plant for the garden.  We bought 8 cds to add to our shelf busting collection.  We were coming to the end of the stalls when I spotted a painting out of the corner of my eye.  It was a framed picture of a selection of cheese.  The first thing I thought of was Adrian's birthday present.  Ha, ha.  Now the only issue was price.  A piece of such quality would surely garner a few thousand pounds in any reputable antique store so we didn't want to get our hopes up too high.

"How much for the picture of cheese?"
"Erm... 50p?"
"Okay"

Ha, ha, our new found haggling skills worked yet again.  Last week, on our wedding rings, this week on cheese.  We also found a birthday card minus an envelope for 20p so got that too.

Adrian was pleased with the present.