This morning we went to the big flea-market in Los Boliches, Fuengirola. We made the effort and got up earlier...and let me tell you it was an effort, as Kara, our littlest Chihuahua had one of her epileptic fits late last night and she had me up and down nearly all night long!!! Anyway, that aside, we were fortunate enough to actually find a parking space this week having arrived quite early!
First, we headed for a little Danish restaurant for some breakfast. They do a lovely Danish breakfast for just 4,95 euros, consisting of all Danish products, including crusty roll covered in poppy seeds, butter, ham, cheese, cucumber, green peppers, tomato, a very dark bread, half a Danish pastry, home-made strawberry jam, a slice of fresh orange and a cup of coffee!!! Delicious and just the perfect way to start the day!!!
And with nicely full stomaches, it was on to the market! As usual a lot of the stalls are full of junk....I've thrown better stuff away!!! But today I found a little treasure, a 12 inch tall Paola Reina doll for just 10 euros! She was wearing her full original outfit, which is her 1st Holy Communion dress, including underwear, socks and shoes, as well as head-dress and little matching bag. She smelled dusty but she wasn't really dirty at all. In fact, I believe that her outfit had never been removed. I have since removed her clothes and given her a wash, she has no damage and is in perfect condition. Her hair was very dusty and I've washed and conditioned it, she's now wearing a very attractive sock on her head, poor girl! I've also washed her outfit, the dress has come up quite clean but her socks and knickers are a bit yellowed from age. I will put the outfit away because I intend making her something more suitable when we go home.
These are some 'before' photos, I will take some 'after' ones tomorrow when her hair has dried. She will look very cute with my little Asian girl from Imaginarium, that I showed on here a couple of weeks ago.
So all in all, well worth missing that little bit extra time in bed this morning!!!