An amusing and diverting time was had by all in the company of my daughter and her lovely mother-in-law, Helen. Thrift shops here are called op shops. Opportunity knocked and I answered.
I found a few cool things--and not for very much money might I add being the "Bargain Betty" that I am--my favorite score being New Zealand pure wool plaid blankets in excellent condition; not a moth hole to be found.
Also, a teatime loose tea scoop from Australia which, I may use for tea or wear as a pendant; still deciding.