Serendipity - (noun) The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. (According to my dictionary, first used by Horace Walpole in 1754.)I didn't have a good start to my day yesterday. I managed to break, no, actually, I didn't break anything. What happened was that a posy bowl, rather precariously balanced on top of another posy bowl, (note to self: try not to precariously balance things in the cupboard. Reply to self: yes, but you try fitting everything in!) decided to escape from the cupboard and fell, smashing pieces from a rather nice Cath Kidston plate given to me by an ex-pupil in my Reception class, many moons ago when I was teaching. The posy bowl remained intact. Being of a rather philosophical nature, I said "oh well, these things happen" and binned the plate. Then off I went into town. (Bear with me, this is coming to a point in a minute). Last week, I had noticed a rather nice plate in a charity shop, I had picked it up and admired it and then put it back, deciding that it was pretty but 1) It was priced at £2.00 and 2) I didn't really need it. (I bet you can see where this rambling tale is going.)
However, yesterday I was thinking about the plate and decided to call in and see if it was still there. If is wasn't, I reasoned, then I wasn't meant to have it and would happily go on my way, (but I was really hoping it would still be waiting for me). It was still there and even better, it was reduced to 50p!