Below find an incomplete list if things we found on rubbish tips near us or prevented from going even that far during the last year. This list only includes the things that I remember and I know as soon as I publish this list, I'll remember half a dozen others, but it gives you a flavour anyway:
We start with our latest find, a piggy iron watering can:
..and on the piggy theme a piggy bank:
It actually had money in it, but unfortunately they were old Italian Lire, which are no longer legal tender. The rude inscription means "What balls!".
Next, ampngst the many bits of furniture we found a new Ikea occasional table,
a sturdy bookshelf with one slightly gnawed leg,
a fold-up high chair,
a comfy arm chair (ok ugly pattern and a bit dirty, because the dog likes lying in it...but comfy!)
Numerous other more rickety chairs, some are sitting on our land others eventually fed the fire.
On top of that a number of useful kitchen implements such as this espresso maker with all bit attached and fully functioning, retail value €60:
a pasta maker, which just needed cleaning up a bit,
an almost complete matching dinner set
as well as numerous non-matching plates, bowls baking trays and saucepans and a new bucket and mop
We also found 2 bicycles, one mountain bike needing minor repairs and a sports bike, still needing an overhaul.
a large, sturdy rucksack, ideal for going skipping with to save more things from landfills
Finally not pictured a pair of new Diesel trainers in Susan's size, numerous bits of wood for either burning or repairing our terraces, glass windows for constructing cold frames (another one is planned), some functioning wrist watches (I didn't even know I needed one), some picture frames and... and... that's all I can remember just now.
Isn't it amazing what people throw away?