Friday, January 26, 2007
Some Sunday shopping
Last weekend, we made a trip to Derby - about 1.5 hours away from our place. It was a trip Mr.D had planned all week. There, a factory outlet for Denby pottery was situated. Mr.D and I are crazy with Denby products. It's not one of those posh wear like Royal Doulton or Royal Alberts. It's smart and solid pottery. When we were in our undergraduate years, little did we know that both of us really loved the brandname so much. I did my own collection of Denby products up north, and he did his down south. Back home in Malaysia, he had his big breakfast cup of teh tarik daily.
Here, he missed his cup too much. We searched high and low for nice big cups or mugs but nothing caught the eye. Outlets selling Denby products flashed outrageous price tags, even during the sales. So, the trip to a factory outlet was something that was long overdue!
Still, we didn't 'just' go there to buy pottery!(a note of denial here...) If ever in Derby, one has to go to their very famous carboot sale! We arrived a little late (planned to leave the house at 8.30am, but only left at 9.20am). Things were aplenty and cheap. The best bargain was a set of 3 cups and saucers - you named it: Denby!!! The man first said, a pound each, 2 pounds for the 3! I looked at him and did my usual stunt of bargaining (I'm WELL known at this!!), "3 for 1.50??". And, of course, Mr.D was very pleased indeed!!
At the pottery factory, we definitely got more than that big breakfast cup!