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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Super Powers...

I realised today that I may have a special ability, a superpower of sorts. Nothing as exciting as leaping over tall buildings or even washing the dishes in a flash, this one involves Op-Shops.It's a kind of psychic ESP thing that urges me to go to a specific Op-Shop, totally out of my way, because I get a feeling that something really good is waiting for me there. I only officially recognised I had this talent today, when for no particular reason I had to visit the Salvos in Balaclava. I'd only been there once in the past with little success, but today I just had a feeling... And lo and behold I found the most beautiful and amazing woollen coat for Emma that will fit her perfectly next winter.I call it the Sound of Music coat, because I imagine its what one of the children wore as the were hiking over the Alps to escape from the Nazis... Simple styling with a detachable hood, forest green wool felt, made in Austria. It's the details that have won my heart though. The label, the leather hook loop on the collar, the little metal coin buttons that hold the buttons. It even has little vents under the arms so you don't over heat. Its in perfect condition and cost me all of $8.99, see what I mean about super powers?