One of my favourite pastimes for many, many years has been to go to opportunity shops (charity shops, thrift stores). I think I may've mentioned this in my previous blog on quilting. I am currently in the process of trying to turn this hobby into a business, but I'll tell you a little more about that when it's a little more on its feet. For now, simply behold the joy of op-shopping! I just happened to be walking past one of my local op-shops and saw this little fella in the front window. And only $3! The op-shop didn't open for another hour so I went home, had lunch and then came back and quequed up (yeah, I know - but other people were queueing too), waiting for the doors to open. When they did, in I dashed and snapped him up. All their very best goodies were obviously in the front window, because by the time I left five minutes later, it was empty. He is made of Granna Glass, from Norway, for those of you who like to know these things (like me!) and he certainly cheered up a rather grey and damp Monday.