There are many who think that opening up a car boot sale entails opening the gate, collecting the money and enjoying a bacon sandwich! That is the visible side (especially the bacon sandwich!). Preparation takes a little longer, especially when you discover rotten fencing three days before the start. Drastic times call for drastic measures…
Tommy and I went a-bonking,
posts in at the boot sale site,
ready for the early Saturday start,
we must have been a very strange sight!
I sat up in the Loadall,
my hand upon the up/down switch,
post-bashing with a heavy weight,
hoping that my fingers don’t twitch!
Tommy lines up brand-new posts,
removes the old ones that are snapped,
Keeps the line nice and straight,
without the need for i-Phone apps!
Please heavens that we are finished,
by early morning Saturday,
or customers will come and taunt us:
“you’re not ready? We’ll boot anyway!”
See you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed tomorrow morning next to the A507 Buntingford Rd, just outside Baldock! If not, have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re up to!
© Baldock Bard 2016
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The Baldock Boot Sale
is the friendliest bargain bonanza anywhere!
April 9th 2016
With more FREE parking and a field full of bargains!
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