A French Silk Gown

A French Silk Gown 1755-1760, isn’t it a scary looking dress? I mean how would you fit through a door way.


Apricot clothing stores in the UK

One of my favourite clothing stores out in the UK that I had discovered was Apricot. At first the clothing is expensive (£30 or higher) but because the UK is a major fashion hub the clothing went on sale after a few months in the market. Naturally dresses were the most expensive and let me tell you Apricot had some cute dresses, actually i can show you. Once on sale i was able to buy most of there for £20 or under.

These are two of my favourite summer dresses. They are quite long and go down to my ankles so I have to watch were I step but they are nice and cool in the summer. Unfortunately they are lay flat to dry and when you live in a batch it gets a bit crowded.

These dresses are more for Fall or early spring. They go down to my knees instead of my ankles. But like the summer dresses they are also lay flat to dry. I also have a red and black one that look like a skirt and blouse.

Are they not cute I hope this give you some ideas on were to shop if you are planing a trip to the UK. Thanks for reading.

Charity Shops in the UK are Great for Souvenirs

If you have ever been to the UK you might have noticed that all the tourist shops are all the same with mugs, coasters, posters and small ceramic thimbles (no idea why) of the their flags and monuments. Basically they are filled with junk and other types of shops are just so expensive. Because I was raised on thrift stores one of the first places I checked out was their equivalent, charity shops. They have much better goods in their charity shops then Canada does in thrift stores. Why because people out there spend, spend, spend and barely ever use or wear. You can find things there that are worth over £20 for under £10 and in brand new or great condition. Here are a few examples:

This is an EWM Pure Classic sweater. In the EWM shops these sweaters sold at around £39.99-£69.99. Found this one in a charity shop in Bath for £6 and at the time it looked like it was never worn. Now the odds of ever finding one and in your color like I did is rare and might never happen again. Seriously i was just in the shop thinking maybe i should splurge and by one at the EWM shop when i just came across this in my color and size at the price, it was fate.


I found this leather bag at the same charity shop for £4. I remember the price because I could not believe the price and at the time i looked new, now not so much since it lasted since 2011. This was also a rare find i had alway wanted one and even in Canada bag like these cost houndreds of dollars, in a thrift store never would have happened bags like this never go to a thrift store to expensive that people out here would use till it fell apart.


This audio stories were found at another charity shop in Bath. They could not sell because of copy right them but the could ask for a 20p donation for them.

I have more in storage such as real Wedgwood which I bought for £4 each most places charge £10 or more for Wedgwood. I also found a ceramic booby while I was in London and thought wow this is better then the stuff in the souvenir shops and cheaper to. I don’t remember how much it was since it was one of the first things I bought during my two years stay.

So that is my little tidbit check out the charity shops if you visit the UK because you will find better stuff then in a souvenir shop.