Thursday, 10 March 2011

Homework for Grown-ups.

Whenever I go to the local shops I always pop in the Hospice Charity Shop.  I've mentioned on here before about our local Hospice shop being the best to place to buy books.

Well, I popped into the Hospice shop this week on Tuesday morning for a quick nosey.  I had Charlie, my little grandson, with me so I was a little distracted by him and not concentrating properly on what was on the bookshelves. 

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I did however spot this little treasure of a book and was fascinated by it.  Really it's a mini encyclopaedia, a veritable treasure trove of knowledge.  I love books like this the kind that with every dip into something new is revealed.  I picked it up, had a quick look in it and then put it back on the shelf.

Tuesday night I didn't sleep well and the main thing that was going through my head was this book.  Why did I not buy it!  It was in immaculate condition and only £1 for heaven's sake!  So, yesterday morning I made another trip to the Hospice Shop and wonder of wonders there it still was, on the shelf, waiting for me to claim it.  I handed over my £1 and skipped all the way back to the car with it happily tucked under my arm. 

It doesn't take much to make me happy.

Linking to  Dayle's blog, A Collection of This and That, for this week's Simple Pleasures.

Kathleen.

 

12 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Kathleen,
I'm so glad you went back and got the book. It was obviously meant for you. Enjoy..........
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Mave said...

Lovely! Books bring such pleasure. They are for sharing too. So a double pleasure.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I would love that also. What a great simple pleasure...I love the title!

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Ah-huh..yep!
I know that feeling :-)
I have a weakness for secondhand books!
Hope you get many hours of pleasure from your find - at least you won't be scared of getting a bad mark on your homework lol!
blessings..Trish

T's Daily Treasures said...

Glad to see that you were able to get that little book since it was causing you to toss and turn. It must be filled with lots of tidbits of information. Enjoy! Best wishes, Tammy

Dayle said...

Kathleen, we are kindred spirits. What a charming book.

Canadagirl said...

That does look like a treasure indeed.[o= I love when I find books like that. And you wouldn't find anything like that in todays market, sadly. Enjoy your wonderful find and what a neat simple pleasure.

Blessings and ((HUGS))!
-Mary

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Kathleen, found you at Dottie's....so glad I did. What a lovely header photo you have taken and I love the name of your blog.

Am looking forward to getting to know you.

Jo

Sue said...

Loved this post Kathleen, I can't tell you how many times I have done this very same thing, and lost sleep over it.
LOL I am so glad that it was there waiting for you, a great simple pleasure.
Thank you for coming by and taking the time to leave me such a sweet comment.
Sue

Jennie said...

I completely relate to this! I would most certainly do the exact same thing in his situation from picking it up, loving it, putting it back (for who knows what reason), thinking about it all night, and going back to get it! I love that it was still there waiting for you. I'm sure you will treasure it for a long time!

elizabeth said...

Oh your header picture...swoon! I could relate to regretting not buying something and rushing back for it!
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog!

Anita Johnson said...

Fun! I love little treasures like that. And I have to laugh about you skipping. The other day someone wrote that it's hard to be crabby when skipping. I think it has been 20 years since I skipped...so I tried it. Happily I can still do it...in the privacy of my own back yard! Have a great day!