I’ve met Filipinas in England via friend and they said if you want to see and meet more Filipinas then go to a “Car Boot” sale. Wait a minute!!! Car boot sale? Whats that?! They’re selling the boots of their cars?? Huh? I got no clue on what they’re talking about for a while but when they explained to me what a car boot sale is it gives me the curiosity and interest to go and see what’s a car boot sale look a like.
Early sunday morning of the 2nd of October, 2011, it was a nice sunny day, my boyfriend told me that he’s taking me into a car boot sale in Harby. Harby is a village in the English county of Nottinghamshire according to the Wikipedia and it’s just few minutes away from Lincoln so not that far really from where I’m staying. I was excited to see and answer those questions of mine in my mind of how really it works and whats the look of it and maybe buy a thing there that I might like.
|HARBY CAR BOOT SALE|
Reached the place, it was a massive ground that is full of cars parking next to each other and displaying all of their old, second-hand stuffs and goods in the table and even on the ground. From fashion jewelries, clothes, records, cd’s, old cameras and video recorders, shoes, soft toys, cups, under-garments, make-ups, frames, pictures, dog foods and old tools were there. They also have baby stuffs and some old pillows and lamp shades that are still in good condition, I can say. I’ve seen a Gucci watch for ladies there that looks authentic but very old that costs 50 pence only . I’ve seen some shoes mostly for ladies that came from Next, Clarks and some more good brands of shoes. Piles of clothes were there that costs 10 pence to a pound. There is also a van that sells rolls, burgers and drinks and don’t forget the Ice Cream Caravan Man of course on those sort of events.
Unfortunately, I didn’t saw and met any Filipina’s there because we left the sale after an hour we arrived the ground. Also, my eyes didnt saw something that’s a bit interesting that I can bring home with me in the Philippines but I did enjoy and had fun and witness how a car boot sale works and that’s how it all matters to me. I even call it a “Sosyal Ukay-Ukay” for the signature items that you can find there for very low prices. It reminds me of Davao, really. Every sunday in San Pedro Street in front of the Cathedral and around the city hall, lots of “Ukay2x” (Second Hand Goods) from Japan, US and the UK are on sale for low prices too and people do entertain “Ukay2x” because of the cheapness and how affordable the goods are.
It was just one of the experiences of mine in England that I cannot forget ever in my whole life and maybe in future, I might get back in the Car Boot Sale one day and buy bits and pieces. Another box ticked on my England list of things to do and I had FUN.
Have a nice day!