For those of you who haven't come across one before, what happens is that people bring along stuff they no longer want, lay it out on tables and allow other people to take it away ... for free. It's brilliant!
We donated our old telly. It was still there when I left ... carrying an an espresso coffee machine, half a dozen spice jars and a set of three handkerchieves!
I'm a sucker for containers, and the handkerchieves will help reduce paper waste, but it was the espresso machine that had me most excited. I've fancied one for some time now but they are expensive and I couldn't justify the investment.
Imagine my disappointment when, after giving it a good clean, I discovered that it uses Nespresso capsules instead of ground coffee.
These are wrong on two counts. Firstly, because they are made by Nestle, a company that I have boycotted for many years, and secondly because they produce unnecessary aluminium waste.
So the machine has to go. Thank goodness there's another event in Spring!