Car boot (or trunk) sale is the British form of a garage sale or market. It is usually held ones a week in an open field such as the one shown on the picture. Although some of the sellers are professional traders, most are individuals just wanting to get rid of their unwanted stuff. It is very popular across the country, as they say ''One person's junk is another person's treasure."The car boot sale close to our home is held every Sunday. It usually starts really early in the morning and sellers stay until around lunchtime. But of course, it is always best to get there early to make sure you don't miss out on the bargains. People sell absolutely everything at a car boot sale, from home made cakes, to old clothes, unwanted gifts, old sofa, techs, meat, veggies etc. We usually come here when we want to buy vegetables and root crops that are not usually available in the supermarket (such as green papaya or sayote, sitao, gabi, yam, cassava etc).
But before buying our vegetables, we decided to go around and see what was out there. We didn't have any expectations since we got there pretty late (we went there after hearing mass at 10am). But we were lucky coz we still found these...
We love hosting Filipino themed parties and would use our palayok and wicker plates as well as cook famous Filipino dishes. But our group is getting bigger (yay!) so we needed to get some more. Luckily we found these last Sunday, now we don't have to wait until we go home to buy some more. We weren't expecting to see these at the car boot sale, but like I said you can find absolutely anything and everything there =) We bought 10 at 10 pence each.
We also found this stainless steel toast rack. We wanted to replace our old one & now we have, for only 50 pence. We also bought fruits & some veg there too.
But our best buy of the day was the study table for Poj. After that night when he wrote numbers 1 2 5 and letters J C D & Z by himself, I was inspired to buy him an activity desk to encourage him to draw and write more. We've got no space anywhere in the house but £2 was such a bargain compared to £17 brand new. Poj was asleep in his buggy when we bought it so you can just imagine his surprise when he saw it when he woke up! He was so happy that it kept him busy the whole afternoon!
We are planning to sell some stuff there too in the summer. It should be a fun thing to try out as a family
as well a great way to get rid of some of the stuff that we no longer use. =)