She had been in the area for a doll convention - she collects dolls and the one above is her latest acquisition. When I parked her car, she asked if it was a safe area, and I said probably, but let's take the bag home anyway - just in case. We arrived back to it this morning to find TWO parking tickets on in, because I had not noticed that they had sneakily changed the rules without telling me.
I looked at this doll and asked how much she paid for it. She told me and said it is a 19th century, French one in very good condition. I had to ask twice.
Any guesses? Ok, I'll tell you....
£14,000. Yes, fourteen thousand pounds.
So I do not want to hear another peep out of any of you when I tell you that I have just paid £500 for a a brass candlestick dating from around 1500.
Some people are just more stricken than others, and had richer parents.