"Earth’s distant orb appeared the smallest light that twinkles in the heaven; whilst round the chariot’s way innumerable systems rolled and countless spheres diffused an ever-varying glory. It was a sight of wonder: some were hornèd like the crescent moon; some shed a mild and silver beam like Hesperus o'er the western sea; some dashed athwart with trains of flame, like worlds to death and ruin driven; some shone like suns, and as the chariot passed, eclipsed all other light." From "Queen Mab" by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1813)

Monday, 15 March 2010

All The Treasure We Find

I think the blogging might be getting out of hand. Jonesey and I were going to a flea market today and I said “I hope I get something so I can do a blog about it”. Oh well, too late now, I’m already on that slippery slope and there’s no going back.

As Clearlake so nicely put it “We’ll go jumble sailing when the weather is fine” and that’s just what we did. And I did get a couple of things both for 50p. The first bargain was this ace sci-fi book from the 1960’s.
I don’t read a lot of sci-fi but I couldn’t resist this cover, not at 50p. Then in a box of odds and ends all at 50p each I found this little gem.
Again, as Clearlake said “Who knows all the odd little things that will sail into view?” and this odd little thing is simply charming. It’s about 5cm long by about 3cm high. Is it a cake decoration? I don’t know but it’s a winner. Our house is full of crap like this. Brilliant, we love it. Jonesey got loads of stuff too but you’ll have to check her blog in a couple of days to see what she got.

Suggested viewing/listening: “Jumble Sailing” by Clearlake (from the excellent album “Lido”) on You Tube  www.youtube.com/watch?v=flhEOL-MO8E


  1. "Our house is full of crap like this"

    So is ours, but unfortunately we paid full price for it !

  2. H Beam Piper? Is that an anagram?

  3. Yes I wondered that too but apparently not. Henry (sometimes also called Horace) Beam Piper was an American sci-fi writer who died shortly after I was born in November 1964, although it’s unlikely the events are connected. Took his own life with one of the guns from his extensive collection. He was quite influential amongst sci-fi writers but didn’t live long enough to found that out for himself. Poor fellow.