Sunday, 20 August 2017

Trying to sell things and other stuff

Hello All
Blogger friends, do you remember when you first started blogging and you kept looking to see how many views you received? Well that's me on facebook marketplace! I finally put three items up for sale (loads more to do) and I keep checking to see if anybody has looked at them.
After my last post I decided to try to sell items on fb marketplace within 40k of here and if they don't sell will put them on ebay. I have taken lots of photographs and written descriptions that I believe to be clear and honest. All will be transferable to ebay if needed.
 I remember when I first started blogging and my daughter was my first follower (well she would be as she set up the blog for me!) she said that she would get me started and follow me until I got 20 followers. I couldn't imagine that happening at the time and remember the first comment I received, I was SO excited. I'm not a regular blogger so don't really deserve nor court new followers, but I'm am still pleased when someone new follows!
 The news is pretty awful again isn't it? Unlike many people, I really don't have the answer to the terrorist attacks. Anyone can drive a van into a crowd and everyone has access to a kitchen knife, you cannot legislate against either can you? And if a person believes that they are doing the will of god and actually want to be a martyr there are few punishments you can inflict that they won't embrace or welcome.
The weather has been varied here in Derbyshire and we have struggled to get the right weather to take honey off the bees. many people have called or phoned to ask if we have any yet and we are turning them away. it is very frustrating.
Meanwhile, the odd broody is bringing off a couple of chicks here and there. no big broods, but the numbers are adding up for replacement hens for next year.
"Fake or Fortune" starts again tonight. One of my favourite programmes, I shall be bathed and ready to watch it prior to us going out to friends later.
Talking of painters and cheating, there is a new book out called "Traces of Vermeer" by Jane Jelley, which I really, really want to read. Trouble is, it costs £25 which is a lot for me to pay for a book, but I'm not sure that I can wait until it is available second hand. Perhaps if I sell something on facebook I can use the cash to buy the book!!
 Looking back, this is another random post (really? from me?)
I have started to draft a post about buying a smallholding and thought that a good place to begin would be how WE bought our smallholding, so that will be my next post.
A warm welcome to Chezbobs on the follower bar and California Clippin on Bloglovin.
Back soon


  1. I don't mind a random post from you - just happy to see you writing!
    Hope your stuff sells well and quickly.
    I shall be watching fake or fortune too

    1. Hi there. Thanks. Watched it last night.. not too convinced really, don't know why, just seemed a little contrived, though the programme was still interesting.
      Nothing sold yet, though have had a few views.

  2. I am always happy to read your posts whenever they arrive.

    1. Thanks Weave, I'm always impressed with how regularly you post and the quality of each post.

  3. I had no idea that a fb marketplace existed. Shows how backward I am.

    1. Neither did I until my granddaughter showed me. I don't know how well I would get on in this world without grandchildren to steer me !

  4. Put in a request for the book at your library. Not sure they still do this but if they didnt have it they would buy it.

    1. Good idea. Though I'm afraid they are closing down libraries here in Derbyshire. I don't know what the future holds for the service. They are even considering closing down our main library in Derby, which is a University town. As they say...go figure!

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