Aside from the plethora of amazing little coffee shops nestled in backstreet nooks and a beaut old church plonked right in the centre, my favourite place in Market Harborough has to be the oxfam they have there, filled entirely with books and records. S'all you need, right? Safe to say we spent a good while in there, packing our arms with goodies and skim-reading covers. With most items 99p, it would have been rude to come away with nothing!
We found a brand-new Twiggy 'my life in pictures' book, some DH Lawrence (who can resist those orange-spinned penguin covers?), a nice little copy of Alice Through the Looking Glass and a book detailing the making of Hendrix's Are You Experienced. We also picked up some vinyls; Byrds, Cash & a Mozart, 'cause we liked the covers. James also picked up some old 78 records, in need of a good dusting but pretty splendid nonetheless. All for under £20 too. If the trip wasn't successful enough, we even threw a pizza express lunch into the mix, wild.
I must admit that I find charity shopping a lot more difficult these days. Even when I find something interesting, I find myself thinking, "I'll get it on ebay or amazon at a later date..." which I know takes away half the charm of rummaging for treasures and coming home with a bag full of loot. Do you ever find yourself doing the same thing? Anyway for now, I must venture upwards. See you soon.