With the easing of the lockdown at the beginning of this week the charity shops re-opened. I did a brief tour of our local ones yesterday and checked that they were accepting donations, which most of them were. (There are five different ones in our nearest town.)
I took a small box of unwanted items to my favourite shop along with a large bag of plastic carrier bags, acquired during our early days of click and collect grocery shopping when the supermarkets were supplying goods ready packed in bags, presumably to limit the amount of time people spent picking up their groceries. Charity shops are always very pleased to get carrier bags in my experience.
Me being me, as usual, the net flow of charity shop items was into the house not out of it, (more of that in the next post), two of the things I swooped on being these two cook books. I have a large collection of cook books already but when they are only £1 or so each it's hard to resist a new one. Both of these seemed to be completely brand new and unused. Michelin starred chef Marcus Wareing is a judge on the professionals version of MasterChef and I had hung my nose over his book when it was first published a couple of years ago. I managed to resist when it cost about £13 but when it was only £1.50 it seemed like a bargain too good to leave on the shelf.