Op shop tour: Wales

I have to say, one delightful thing about the UK is the brilliant positioning of op-shops on the high street. In Australia you practically have to load up the car with a week’s worth of food and water before journeying out to some relatively untouched fossicking spots. But here there are thrift stores rubbing shoulders with WH Smith and Marks and Spencer. Admittedly, most of the ones I have ducked into haven’t been laden with treasures, but at least they’re easy to access!

This shot is from a charity shop in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. This book was proudly on display – it even got its own little stand to better show off the noble Welsh dragon on the front. There were two teeny tiny old ladies working there when I popped in. They didn’t have a lot to work with – drab clothes, some bric a brac, but I love that they gave this book about their homeland some pride of place. Ahhh just breaks your heart doesn’t it?!

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