It's just so nice to get away from home for a change of scene and air! Though it proved a different holiday experience in small ways it was mostly really enjoyable, as you can see ~
I might not have bought any painting with me for our Cornish break, but you can't keep an old Wargamer down! In Liskeard on Monday dodging the unforecast showers - the Met Office is rubbish! - I bought these two Blandfords, both in excellent condition, for £10.00.
Bearing in mind what dealers try to extort at wargames shows I was quite chuffed by this!
We made the most of the sunny Autumn days to get to the coast and walk on the beaches, but we did visit one castle, the circular castle of the Earls and Dukes of Cornwall at Restormel. Not a lot of military interest there, but a pleasant stop on the way back to base from Looe.
A break is as good as a rest, especially these days.ReplyDelete
Amen to that George!Delete
Nice to see you had a nice break! In all of lockdown I've only left Bristol once to see some friends 30 minutes away, until I took our daughter back to Uni in Edinburgh. It felt weird just driving for more than 10 minutes for shopping, but felt nice to get a change of scenery.ReplyDelete
As for the books, a good buy for sure. I keep an eye out on ebay for bargains now and then, but I'm always amazed out how much people ask for the same book, without comparing prices first!
Second hand book market killed by greed!Delete
Good to see you enjoyed your get-away. Great score on the Blanfords!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jonathan on both counts.Delete
Good looking pair of books and I really liked Restormel castle when I went.ReplyDelete
Pleased by the book purchase.Delete
Glad you are enjoying the break - a nice part of the UK. An excellent deal on the Blandfords, particularly the Seven Years War book. I remember paying £30 for that one alone !ReplyDelete
These Blandfords are frequently overpriced. Greed is to blame!Delete
I note you were on the drink again!ReplyDelete
Unlike some I know I don't drop mine!Delete
M'Lud! Technically the Amazon man dropped them .....Delete
Ah, but you failed to catch them. Objection overruled!Delete
A couple of good finds there.ReplyDelete
£30 for the SYW one, unknown! I only sold mine for £9, but then I only paid £3 for it😏
I was pleased, as you know, but more especially because it undermines the rip off market in used books for wargamers. Similar to my "From Pike to Shot" find in Plymouth's Barbican area for £3 when I've seen it at £50 at wargames shows.Delete
Rest, relaxation... and new books...ReplyDelete
A splendid little holiday indeed...
Like you I am surprised at the prices some people charge for ‘old’ books...
A first edition of HG Well’s Little Wars might tempt me to pay out a reasonable sum of money... but Blandfords... maybe not.
All the best. Aly
I'm glad I'm not alone in viewing prices for used books as often exorbitant! Especially Blandfords!Delete