Take Seven September 17th

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort which is about a shopping trip.

Our words were:
abundance, apply, ask, brush, car, frayed, gloss, head, lovely, market, own, people, perfect, question, remember, safer, sell, store, tangled, town, traffic.

It’s was a lovely day so walking into town rather than taking the car seemed like a good idea.
People. Hundreds of people, nobody giving an inch, and it was safer to walk in the road.
Luckily, traffic was light for a weekday, but it was still a question of human dodgems, avoiding mobility scooters and not getting tangled up in dog leads.
Tempers were becoming frayed, including my own, though I believed it would not take me long to find what I wanted and head for home!

I could not have been more wrong.
Something so simple, so easily available and in abundance was now like hen’s teeth. What was I after?
A makeup brush.
Years ago, you could buy sets of about 6 brushes to apply various things from shadow to blusher mascara, face powder and lip gloss.
Do you think I could find any?
That would be a no.
I tried three discount shops that sell makeup and two chemists. Nothing.
In the end, I went into an indoor market where they sold souvenirs and gifts, and after asking, was shown to a little basket with about 10 packs of makeup brushes, not how I remember, but makeup brushes nonetheless, for £1.50.
I then decided to try one other store and they had similar kits for £1, so I bought one of those as well.
You might remember me saying in the past that I don’t wear makeup and haven’t for years. So why would I need a makeup brush I hear you ask.
Easy. It is the perfect shape for Hubby to paint his model boat!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Take Seven September 17th

  1. Haha. That’s a clever use of makeup brushes!!!

  2. murisopsis says:

    I bought some for glazing my ceramic pieces! They do work well but I still like Japanese calligraphy brushes better but they cost so much! I’ll make do with the makeup set!

  3. Tha’ts an Interesting use of a brush . I was forced to cheat to find out what a dodgem is. We have them here to as bumper cars

  4. Chris Hall says:

    Who would have thought… 🙂

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Ah! I thought it might be for your card making 💜

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