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08 January 2017

Spending But Saving!!!

DD and I had a lovely couple of hours out in the little town yesterday afternoon.
Usually we just go to the retail park on the outskirts and shop at T***o, B&M and Poundland but we decided to go to A**a and then some of the smaller shops. It was really, really nice.....and I got bargains.
First up I got four ten metre rolls of Christmas wrapping paper for the girls.....10p a roll and then I popped across to Barnado's and picked up these........


49p each. The larger one is just over six inches square and the smaller one about five inches square. One for each of the girls with a special gift in......you can't beat that. I will be changing the ribbon on them both but I think they are just adorable.

On to Home Bargains.
I have been wanting a medium sized red mixing bowl to have on the dresser to hold eggs and had only seen them at the farm shop where they were quite expensive at £20 so instead I picked up a beautiful red metal colander....£2.99.
Balti dishes which I have been wanting for a while....3 for £2.97 which is half the price I had seen them elsewhere.
New sandwich cake tins which were on my wish list from Lakeland at over £10 pounds each........almost exactly the same in the size and depth I wanted £1.29 each.
I am pretty chuffed with all that lot I can tell you.

Other bargains I have got so far this year include Christmas cards which were £4 per box or 3 for 2....reduced to £2 per box and still on at 3 for 2....and my first Christmas present for 2017....a set of two pairs of festive leggings for Ruby £3 instead of £8 and a top for myself from Yours......£11.50 instead of £23.
A good start to the year I think.

Lunch is smelling absolutely gorgeous. I ended up getting a piece of beef which will do for two meals....three if I'm careful so sliced beef in gravy in the freezer to pull out when I am feeling lazy.
I also picked up a huge piece of boneless shoulder pork for just over £5 which is going to have a rub applied and then cook long and slow for pulled pork. A meal for tomorrow and then I'll freeze the rest to make two more.
Eeeeh....I'm cooking on gas....well not really as my cooker is electric but you know what I mean....lol.

Well I'll go and give the beef a poke and see how far off from lunch we are. I can hear tummy rumblings from the sofa huggers.

Hope you all have a gorgeous day.
Sheila-x-

10 comments:

  1. Quite a haul, you got some real bargains. We have just demolished roast beef and all the trimmings with enough leftover for bubble and squeak tomorrow.

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    1. Our roast was really nice today and I did manage to get enough for two more meals from it...now nicely tucked up in the freezer-x-

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  2. Mmmmm roast beef sounds lovely....if only I had an appetite...first tummy bug then an awfully sore throat and aches. X

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    1. Goodness me you don't do things by halves.
      You need some mollycoddling. If I lived nearer I would come and do it-x-

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  3. I picked some amazing bargains in Tesco today, the freezers are now full again. My shopping was £18 and included 2 guinea fowl, 8 thick pork chops and 4 Kg of chicken breast fillet. I was in the right place at the right time.

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    1. WOW....you were in the right place at the right time.
      Well done you-x-

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  4. Well done on your bargains, 10p wrap that was brilliant, it feels very satisfying doesn't it xx

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    1. Very satisfying indeed Marlene-x-

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  5. Some good bargains there Sheila and the Christmas boxes are lovely. I'm not a great bargain hunter but we have plenty of shops like Poundstretcher, Quality Save etc. where you can always pick up something for not very much so that does me fine.

    Have a good week - hopefully you're getting nearer and nearer to Andy returning to work :) xx

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    1. I'm not usually the best of bargain hunters Suzanne so I was very lucky to find so many in the last week or so-x-

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