Day 242: Death Star Players

Now, witness the firepower of these fully armed and operational Converse Star Players

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Definitely going through a Converse patch at the moment, aren’t I? Could have something to do with how the popular brand is, making them the easiest to get hold of, either on loan or bought cheap on eBay. Talking of which, tomorrow is another car boot sale day. I had to hire a car for the weekend anyway, as I have to travel to Northampton on Monday to talk business, so I should be recouping my outlay. Last time, the car boot went well  – I covered all the money I’d spent on eBay, and had enough to buy some more. Plus all the money made on donated trainers went straight into the charity pot. I expect there’s a law of diminishing returns, but I’m hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

Today is garden clearing day, so I need to get on. I’ve got to collect the car as well, first, as well as getting in some food and drink with which to bribe fellow garden clearers.

I also need to get tomorrow’s blog photo done at sometime today, because I’ll be getting up early enough tomorrow for the car boot. I’ll try not to make the trainers Converse again!

Doctor Who tonight. I”m stunned how little I know about this episode. But that’s what giving up your job on a leading sci-fi magazine does for you. Actually, I quite like it this way. The excitement is coming back.

Bv5Uf8mIcAAJP7FOh, and have you been following Mitten Week over the past few days? I have been. I like the Mittens and I think they need more love!

See you tomorrow.

• Current total: £1,160 

• Remember this is all for charity, so any pennies or pounds you can spare PLEASE DONATE BY CLICKING HERE.

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• If you have any trainers you could donate (either on loan or old pairs you’re getting rid of) which are size 9 (ish – I can do anything  from 8 to 10) contact me at so I can arrange collection.

• Please, please, please leave comments below! I’m after ideas for mini-challenges, future photoshoots and how I can find enough pairs of trainers!


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