Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Another birthday day

It is a while since I've been to an auction.  The first time I bid for a house, that was about 30 years ago.  It wasn't for me, I had a client who wanted to buy it and they were too nervous to bid for it themselves, so, as their legal representative, they asked me to do it for them. I, of course, didn't admit that I had never done it before. (we were successful by the way)
Later, when I had a boyfriend who was into antiques and china and stuff I went to a lot of auctions. We sold at fairs and then had some places in antique centres.
Later still I had a go at buying a few bits for myself and to sell on ebay.  If I'd had a day job I would not have given it up!

So, today, I went to an auction with a friend who had never been to an auction before. She enjoyed it and she bid and won on something, so that pleased me.

I was going to bid on a few things but, like my friend, a lot of the things we had our respective eyes on started off way over the estimate.  We felt that this simply indicated what good taste we both had.  But I did get a Charles Horner brooch, which my mum said she would buy me for my special birthday.

Also, as there was a good gap in the middle of the things we wanted to see so we were able to go and get lunch at The Wild Strawberry Cafe

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