So I've never really been one for sorting through piles of stuff to find that "hidden gem" that you can boast about to all and sundry for years to come. I hate T.K.Maxx with a slight passion, I think maybe all the shit shoes and fluorescent lighting cause my hackles to rise. Anyway, about a month ago, something momentous happened. Something that can only happen once. An experience that can either go really well or be toe-curlingly awkward and you can't wait till it's over with. I lost my virginity. My car boot virginity that is. And the old adage is true, when the first time's good, it leaves you hungry for more. Religious attendance every week has thus far secured me:
4 ornate side plates (£2)
1 brass swallow (£3)
1 pair of M People style earrings (£1)
1 large washed out and buffed gold leaf and floral vase (£2)
1 pair of leather studded cat ears (£1)
1 large gold "C" on a chain (£1)
And this week, today to be precise, I have secured what I can only be the bargain of my life.*
A GENUINE PPQ COAT FROM THE AW07 COLLECTION COMPLETE WITH PACK OF AMERICAN MARLBORO LIGHTS IN THE POCKET FOR £15.
Just to reiterate... FIFTEEN POUNDS.
Here's a picture so you can see what I'm gloating about. I'm sorry, I know, I know I sound just like all the other scavvy shopping dicks - but I simply cannot help it. I've opened the Pandora's Box of self-satisfied smugness, and boy am I basking in it.
*Apart from the Buffalo boots I got when I was eleven, reduced from £150 to £19 - they were a size four, I was a size seven. I wore them everyday till I finally hit the size eight milestone and they made my toes bleed.