I have now been back in Perth for just over a month, my normal routine of coming into my office garage daily, taking my boys for a walk – my dogs, Angus and Vinnie, the normal house cleaning etc. etc. except the day has now been broken with the start up of a Op Shop Pop Up Shop.
Over the year I have been donated many items to place for sale in local newspapers, fetes’, or fundraising sales; the pile became bigger and bigger almost growing without realizing soon I would be out of house and home myself.
Luckily one of our most valued volunteers, Gayle, or as the children in Kenya call her GG, located a retail outlet that we are able to use on a month to month basis in the heart of Fremantle. Fremantle a port city around 22 kms from Perth.
Quite a few of our Fremantle residents are rather eclectic from the rich to the poor and infamous to the alternative and of all different races. The shop attracts them all. There are books to forage through, nic nacs to look over, clothes and jewelry. Ninety nine percent of what we sell is all under $20.00.
It is here that you meet the most amazing people, people that I wouldn’t necessarily meet as I seem to lock myself away in my own world as most of us do.