A few days ago at work we had a number of mini lectures on the 'back'.
I don't always go to them but this subject's of particular interest to me ... of course Mr H's spinal operation. I've also been working hard to improve my back by building up my core with yoga and pilates but it's not enough when the computer chair at home is a life sentence to everybody who sits on it: the seat rocked (and not in a good way!), and there was no lumbar support. In short ... it had to go!
And so soon after I found its replacement for a paltry $15 at Vinnies in Edithvale.
It's in perfect condition ... and so comfortable. And I've given Mr H strict instructions to adjust the chair to his requirements each time he sits on it.
I had a pretty good weekend generally and found my way to four oppies in my local area, sandwiched either side of my lunch with the girls at the Mornington Peninsula and Bayside Stitchers ... the knitting group I joined via Ravelry a couple of months ago.
Vinnies, 254 Nepean Hwy, Edithvale
St Chad's Op Shop, 432 Nepean Hwy, Chelsea
Salvos, 503 Main St, Mordialloc
Lions Opportunity Shop, 497 Main St, Mordialloc
I managed to pick up a few goodies: a few more knitting patterns for the Friday share, needles, a lovely tin and get this ... five more sheets for the sheet swap! I now have at least 24 sheets, of which about half are pairs (that's 18 different patterns in total). I have well and truly exceeded my expectations of finding sheets ... perhaps I'm a sheet magnet the way other oppers attract clothing or crockery or books.
Vinnies in Edithvale is above average as an op shop for my area ... but I love St Chad's in Chelsea the best. It's like an op shop from a decade ago before they became gentrified but it has something going for it over every other shop I've ever been to ... the women who work there. They sing (especially the Italian lady) and she and one of the English women there laugh and play around together ... and they engage the people who go in there. They always make me feel happier for visiting.
I hope you all had a great 'opping' weekend ... and for lots of flea market goodness visit Sophie over at Her Library Adventures.