I have been very lucky this week. I bid on, and won, two exciting items on ebay.
First was a Swordfish electric pencil sharpener, which should have cost almost £120 according to Amazon.co.uk, and I got it for £35! This is a wonderful machine but very big and heavy so only for studio use. Sharpens a long point on my coloured pencils in about 4 seconds.
Then I was lucky enough to win a wooden box set of Lyra pencils. Most of them are colored, with some carbons and charcoal thrown in as well. This is priced at almost £200 on Amazon and I got it for £65.
I now have new toys to play with.