24 January 2016

Re -Committing

BOO!
Here I am.




Just before Christmas, me and my little elf.

I haven't blogged much lately have I ?!!  and along with technical issues (3 year old drops laptop - TWICE /internet issues etc!) I haven't got around to doing another post since my last... 

Then a couple of weeks ago ANOTHER op shop here in Hamilton closed its doors for the last time. 

The day before this op-shop shut down. Apparently the rent is too steep in the main drag of town. Boo Hiss. 

I have decided that I need to do my bit by continuing this blog, and trying to reaffirm my stance via this blog that op shopping is good for the world. 
For communities. 
For your soul!!! 
(Coz life is a crazy, beautiful treasure hunt!)

I want to do my bit by promoting the op shops, op shopping, a more thrifty lifestyle, reducing/re-using/recycling etc...
This op shop closed down a few months ago, sadly. It was the LAST ONE that I remember from when I was a teenager.. has been there for YEARS and years..






So maybe if somebody googles OP SHOPS HAMILTON NEW ZEALAND they might find me here - and MAYBE I can inspire them to get out amongst it!

I am going to do an info page up above with a kind of directory of Hamilton op shops too - in case it might be useful.



And I HAVE been doing a bit of op shopping in the last 18ish months, and photographing MOST of the purchases - I think I'll have to start by working backwards!

To my faithful readers who might still be there, waiting for a new post - Hi again! Thanks for waiting! There are still a few thousand views every month surprisingly! I am looking forward to re-connecting with some of my blog mates again too.. I often think of y'all, despite not gawking at your blogs much!

Happy Days!

13 comments:

nancyworegreenstockings said...

It's always so sad when the op shops close down.

I'm glad you're still shopping and posting, and I look forward to seeing more of the treasures you've found!

Frugal Queen said...

Whoop you're back xxxxx

Sue said...

SO look forward to bumping into you this year!! Welcome back.

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Yoohoo!! Good to see you back.

Rae - Say It Aint So said...

welcome back!

Kay said...

Welcome back.. we've missed you!!!!.. I am gutted at the closing of the Presbyterian Op shop too.. have always loved that one.

I Love To Op Shop said...

Always good to read others op shop adventures

Lea Lockwood said...

Yay! You're back! I can't wait to see what you've been buying.

gabrielle said...

yay you are back...and how cute is Stan

Hollie Black-Ramsey said...

Oh my gosh I was just thinking about you!!! HI!!!

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Glad to see some post from you...and to find you on Insta which is where I spend more time. I'm not able to op shop as freely now we have a 4 month old, I miss it but hopefully my absence is just for a season! Xx

Trudie said...

It's good to see you back. Sad to hear that these op shops are closing down that is no fun at all. Woohoooo to getting back to blogging. X

Alwin Leerling said...

Yay! You're back! And OMG, your kids are getting big! Have missed you.