Over the weekend I volunteered for another NCT sale. There were around 100 sellers and over 400 people came through the doors and saved things that may have otherwise ended up in landfill.
If attending these sales it is best to turn up early and with a wish list. I’m pleased to report that I was pleased with my little haul which included 2 tutus, a couple of books, a few clothing bits and a rocking horse.
I have been looking at getting a rocker for my daughter for a little while now. My favourite type being the Lottie Ladybird but this lovely Mamas and Papas item caught my eye and for £20 my mind was made up despite my daughter only being 8 months!
Fortunately it fit in the car and as my husband and daughter had a day out together I came back home to five minutes peace, which was very welcomed after the craziness of enveloping tags ready for count night. This technique enables the NCT to see how many things have been bought and how much is owed to each seller.
I hid the rocking horse under a blanket with the idea of daddy and baby both pulling it off together. However, daddy was so delighted with the purchase he whipped it off before our daughter had a chance to help. It was a reaction that I was surprised about and a proud mummy moment indeed. Whenever she rides it now (with us holding her at all times on it) her little face lights up the room and I know she’s very pleased with it.