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A cheap morning out whilst helping others
Is it surprise or shock when you discover something new about the suburb in which you reside? Shock, for me, having lived in the same suburb for over thirty years. To be honest, I'm now also asking questions of myself, such as Do I need stronger glasses? and Is this the onset of Alzheimers?
I recently stumbled across a Thrift Shop in Cleveland, situated on the same road out to Cleveland Point and just down from the Grand View Hotel, on the Central Business District side. I'm still shaking my head as this Thrift Shop has been open on Saturday mornings from 8am till 11am, for the past seven years, operating out of the old St Paul's Anglican Church building.
Also open Mondays, Wednesday and Friday mornings, from 9am to 1pm, this small but tidy retail space is well organised making it very easy to browse. Preloved books, DVDs, clothing and crockery - all the usual fare - is available for purchase with funds raised going towards community projects. These projects include providing food and clothing for the homeless and supporting those in need in the Pacific Islands.
Despite not being a big Charity Store shopper, I was indeed tempted by the range of new jewellery stock donated by an importer who went belly up. Earrings and bracelets still had their original price tags attached and I was ecstatic to pick up a couple of bargains as Christmas gifts.
Now Car Boot Sales I can do. I've worn both hats: as a Seller and a Buyer and once again, I love that you never know what you'll come across. Look at this discovery at a recent car boot market in another suburb. For a girl who has an Errol Flynn Room in her house, this was pure gold for the whopping sum of $1.00!