Poppies, Fairies and Not Much Else

I’m struggling for inspiration tonight, having made several attempts at sparkling wit which have all fallen short.

We opened the shop to find we had made two sales overnight, for a total of just under Ā£20, but fortunately. as nature abhors a vacuum, this was compensated for by a steady trickle of customers who all left with less money than they started with. In the end we did quite well.

It’s that medal time of year again and people are starting to remember that they will need them for Remembrance Day. I’ve already done three in the last week and there will be more as people suddenly remember they have a Platinum Jubilee Medal that needs adding to their others. I don’t want to be cynical, but I’m fairly sure the proliferation of medals will continue in the near future with a Coronation medal for the incoming King.

I’ve also been loading coin sets onto eBay. We bought a large collection a few weeks ago and are starting to put it out now. The previous owner had to sell to provide a deposit for his son to buy a house. He had been planning on selling it when he retired and going on a world cruise, and was not the happiest of men.

This, of course, raises the question of what I’m going to do with my collection. I could keep accumulating stuff, which I then leave to Julia and the kids to sort out. Or I could sort it out and organise, which would make it easier for them. Or I could even sell it myself and go on a world cruise with Julia.

Her face is a lot better, by the way, after a few days of little improvement it suddenly went down a lot, though it’s still a bit sore.

Pictures are of some sterling silver 50 pence coins from the big collection. One is from a Royal British Legion Commemorative set. The other is from a Peter Pan set. They are special versions of the cupro-nickel circulation coins with added colour. They aren’t proper coins but they look nice and people like to collect them, so I will keep my opinion to myself.

Tinker Bell – J M Barrie worked in Nottingham as a journalist for a while and later left his Peter Pan copyright to Great Ormond Street Hospital to help with fundraising.

21 thoughts on “Poppies, Fairies and Not Much Else

  1. Helen

    I’m glad about Julia’s face improving.

    The not-real coins do look rather fetching. Had I known about them when my daughter was younger, I might have bought her one with Tinkerbell.

    Re kings and medals, who knows…

  2. Lavinia Ross

    I am glad Julia’s bee sting swelling is going down. The worst stings I ever had were from yellow jacket wasps. Some species of them are highly aggressive and will chase one a long distance.

  3. Garfield Hug

    Really cute and interesting “coins” of non legal tender. Tinker Bell one appeals to me as it is unique. Pity not legal tender. Glad Julia is better and a world cruise sounds fun!

    1. jodierichelle

      “Pity not legal tender.” Ha! Isn’t this the truth! What a different world we would live in if our money had pretty pictures of fun fairies and sweet things instead of out-of-touch politicians.

      1. quercuscommunity Post author

        We have plenty of fun coins – just not coloured. We have Paddington bear and Beatrix Potter coins in circulation. The Peter Pan coins are from the Isle of Man.

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