Wednesday, 19 October 2011


A saturday morning rise outa bed at a few minutes BEFORE 5.... we ran down the steps to the car with our empty boxes, giddy like children and ready to go a treasure hunting.

We arrived at Ngatea just as the sun was coming up. Ngatea is a small town that is basically just a little main street of shops and a few residential streets smack bang in the middle of the farmlands of the Hauraki Plains - not too far from where I grew up Thames so it was nice to return to the turf.

Although today was different for Ngatea, as today was the annual town garage sale..... It was all very  very exciting!
aahhh tee pee poles! 
There was plenty of yummy homemade sweets to tempt...a lamington or a treadmill? What should one spend a few coin on?
and of course there were a few "crumbs, I should have boughts"

Though we all came away pretty happy with our treasures. We stuffed the boot full with sewing supplies, old national geographics, boardgames, glass bottles, bowling sets and tea sets. The bigger items we surprisingly managed to fit in the car included: Mark's 110L distillery kit, Nikki's clothes line, and red welsh dragon, Mack's roof racks (possibly we should have used them), chilly bins and stereos..and my two biggest and most favourite finds:
Overlocker $15 (legitimately a need not just a want)
Vinty Bike $40 (my new summer project to de-rust & do up)
Happy as Larry we headed home for some well deserved cervezas in the sun... 

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