On the way back I stopped off in Blackheath to get the car cleaned inside and out and popped to the market to stock up on goodies. (2 packs of Viennese whirls, 3 loaves of Soreen banana bread, 3 packets of Jacobs Cheddars and 2 large packets of McVities digestives £4).
On Saturday I finished emptying the caravan and drained down the water. I arranged with Dave (who looks after the site) to clean it for me. He makes a good job of it and it will be nice and clean to put the winter cover on.
When I left there I drove to Coleshill to collect some jam jars which were advertised on Facebook. I have been trying to get some used jam jars for ages without luck so drove all the way to Coleshill (45 mins) in desperation as I want to make more jam and marmalade, and I owe Michelle 5 jars as well. You can buy them new but they are about £1 each which I think is ridiculous when you can buy them full of jam from the supermarkets for about 50p. Even Blackheath market wanted £1 each. Anyway the people at Coleshill had 14 so I took them all and gave them a jar of damson jam as a thank you. I didn't realise how nice Coleshill was, it's right out in the countryside and opposite their house was what looked like the ruins of an old priory. Their address was Priory Cottages.
Anyway on Sunday morning I was scrolling through Facebook and what did I see ... someone in Stourbridge (just a few miles from me) was giving away a whole box of jam jars! To say I shot over there would be an understatement and I took them a large jar of damson jam. There were 42 jars in all and a lot of them had the labels removed already. I have left those with labels for now (I've had enough of label removal at the moment) and put the rest through the dishwasher. All sparkly and clean and ready for the next batch of jam!