Ted has seen it all now. Someone had placed stones from their garden into a box and labelled it ’43 Pebbles.’ There was no price – perhaps they were waiting for offers.
15 Wooden Rulers: £2
Now you may be wondering why someone would want to buy fifteen wooden rulers. Well, Ted is a Libran, and if the offer is 50p each or the whole lot for £2, then the latter is the obvious one to go for. Or, as Oscar Wilde said, “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” Ted believes that he may have inherited a gene from his mother’s father, who once purchased twenty-four wooden lavatory seats because they were going cheap. See the Biography page.
These beautiful second-hand rulers are imperial, metric or both, and some have protractors on the back. No longer will Ted have to search under pieces of paper to find his ruler; wherever he is in the house, a ruler will be at hand.
Box of K’Nex: £2
Actually, there was quite a bit of Lego in the box too, which Ted didn’t notice at the time. This has been discarded.
Hippy Furby: £2
This dear little Furby came complete with batteries. Unfortunately, he has a heavy cold and keeps sneezing. It is very important not to place him in the vicinity of other Furbies because the cold would spread (they communicate using infrared rays). In spite of his current state of ill-health, he is very sociable and talkative.
Supermag in a Mega Bloks Dragons Money Box: £1
Yes, Ted has made a two-in-one purchase here; not only has he acquired a money box, but also a selection of Supermag pieces which he will add to his others.
Wooden Cube Puzzle: £1
A most unusual brand new, beautifully made, wooden puzzle, still shrink-wrapped, comprising 27 wooden cubes, some of the faces of which have a digit on them. Instructions were not included.