One thing that I was forgetting yesterday did return to me. It’s about flea markets and how I missed some because of my trip. Well, actually, I missed a lot. Back when we were deciding on dates for the trip, it never occurred to me that I would be away during an important part of the flea market season. :-o Yeah, obviously, I would much rather go to Egypt than to a couple of flea markets. Goes without saying. :-) But ideally I would have been to both. >:-) Alas, it is an imperfect world.
Both weekends that we were away were huge flea market weekends. No way would I ever have been able to get to them all. I don’t think I could have managed that even if I’d had a car. (Or a driver’s license, whatever. :-) I wouldn’t even have tried. But there were a couple that I normally always go to, that I’d planned to visit and review here. Two first and foremost. The one at Tåsen elementary I normally always go to, and usually with my friend Findabair. It’s her old school, and her baby sister goes there now, so we like to support them. :-) It’s also a really good flea market with lots of books and relatively good prices, and they normally have lots of interesting stuff in their auctions. And this spring they didn’t have their normal spring flea market because the school was being refurbished. So … a while since I’ve been there now.
I also would have gone to the one at Stenbråten elementary, which is usually a good place to find books. I’ve made some unusual finds there. They have several things going for them … one is that they’re very easy to get to, just get on the subway, and they’re very close to the station. They also do something rather unusual, which means that they normally have a great selection of items – they accept contributions throughout the year, every Wednesday I think, not just for a few weeks right before the event. And also – get this – they don’t throw away the books they don’t sell. Almost everyone does, but these people don’t. They have some storage facility at the school where they keep the books between flea markets. So they always have a big book section. The sellers are also really friendly when it comes to prices. I really recommend this flea market.
Anyway … I’m not heartbroken about missing these, because the two absolutely unmissable ones are on post-vacation dates :-) this fall – Grünerløkka and Bolteløkka elementaries. Reviews coming up … sooner or later. I know I should stop going to flea markets, I have too many books as it is, but I just can’t help myself. It’s a compulsion. Do not send help.
Blogger seems to be having some problems at the moment; pictures aren’t uploading correctly. They all turn out HUGE regardless of which size you specify. I’m going to try to put some pictures in this post, just to see if the solution I’ve had recommended to me will work. Completely unimportant pictures. :-) They’re from the cruise, that is, I took them during the cruise. My feet have tanned in an interesting pattern, look:
Best sandals ever, I luvz dem. I’m so happy that I accidentally bought them to while away some time while waiting for Anne Ida in Asker one afternoon this summer. Maybe I’ll tell that story sometime too. :-)
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