Random from Ipswich

Overheard on the CB radio in the truck  – evil kineval, and also this one candy striper  the first is a cop on a bike and the next one a patrol car!

Today I had a great day – started with a visit to a souk on the Gold Coast, well the closest to a souk I have seen in Australia – it is called the Carrarra markets, packed alleyways with all sorts of tat and old stuff as well.  Pretty random but fun to poke around in.  Al and I each bought a pair of glasses, me Dolce Gabbana bling look alike sunglasses and he more reading glasses.  We had some nice food as well and he bought a record, vinyl surfing music.  He is spending most of his life at present playing the vinyls into a USB, thence into the computer and into his new iPod!  so that gift is going pretty well.  On the other hand the Blue Ant handsfree phone management thingy isn’t working at all.  We went back to the shop and it still doesn’t do what it is supposed to do.  Possibly because my handset has been barred because I reported it lost!! and it turned up on the small table in the loo under the books and such there!!!

At the other end of the spectrum from the ‘souk’ was a visit to Myers to cash in Al’s birthday gift voucher which he has kindly invested in a new camera – the others finally bit the dust!  It needed a bit from the credit card but it is lovely – made by Panasonic and with a Leica lens!!

Then further on to the other end of the retail spectrum an antique fair at Jupiters Casino – very upmarket – lovely venue and good stuff for sale.  I was a bit inspired by the books, believe that I too have some pretty good books – but we will have to be feeling flush to stand there, costs a bit.  And we are both a bit over the work and effort that goes into setting up and down again!!! so that’s us for now.  Al on the road again tomorrow, Sunday and I hope to revive my church going habit.


About retrocentricaussie

We are a pair of ageing 'gypsies' who find junk and sell antiques, especially objects from the art nouveau/art deco years and old and well-loved tools. We also occasionally buy antiques as well!! We haunt clearance sales, garage sales, charity shops and sometimes dumps. Lately we have even been to a 'proper' auction. The thrill is in the chase for good stuff at prices we can afford and still sell the items on at a profit sufficient to support us. We recycle what other people don't want anymore, we find new homes for nice things. We sell at markets and antique fairs, swap meets and wherever else we can find. Our clientele are mostly ordinary people who want something they can afford that will enhance their quality of life. We are especially pleased when generation Y buy from us. It suggests that appreciation of quality and good design is still part of our modern aesthetic.
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