Thursday 25 March 2010

Purchasing Power

I,m off for a holiday with my son and daughter -in-law , just one week over easter . So, this week I have been after a swimsuit and a dress . I gave my swimsuits away ,so needed one , I might indulge in another, £12,99 at Asda , not exactly breaking the bank .
Tuesday I decided to go to town , the sun was shining and I knew if I stayed home it would be the usual bit of cleaning ,bit of tidying, bit of gardening , sewing and same things that are done everyday ,so off I went . I browsed around , all I bought were 4 avacados , and 2 magazines . A man on the market sells the previous months glossies £1 each ,one called Place in the sun , the other Park homes and caravans, they are what I call lollipop reading and when I pass them on someone else can suck the lollipop .
Wednesday, off I went again . I threw 2 saucepans in the bin and decided I must replace the small non stick one . I bought a really quality one from T,K Max £4,99 with a lid , but on the way for the saucepan I poked my nose in the House of Fraser discount outlet. Immediately a dress caught my eye . I looked at it , mulled over, put it on the back of the rail hoping it might still be there when I had mulled somemore , I took 2 steps away , 2 steps back, took it to the fitting room, It now hangs in my bedroom . It,s beautiful , I feel good in it and I have not bought a dress for a long time, the assistant said "can you get here Thursday or Friday , were having 20 to 50 % discounts " , I might just do that .
While in the town I had lunch , as well as the saucepan and dress I bought 3 more magazines , 2 called Olive, they are BBC cookery , superb mags,.and being out of date it doesn,t matter , I think they are far more up to date on ingredients and recipes than expensive cookery books . The other mag,. is House and garden March issue , You cannot get better than that .

Now after slumming around in my nightwear I,ll have a shower but one more thing I want to do before closing my lap top . The bungalow opposite has just had an estate agents board put up , I want to suss out the price . Being nosey helps the world go round .


sweet blondie blue eyes said...

How much is it then??????

Jenny said...

What about a picture of the dress!

Scrappy quilter said...

Sounds like some good deals. Have a wonderful trip. Hugs

Who Lives in a house like this? said...

Go on to they should have a listing of the bungalow! they also have all the information from land registry, so you can find out what any house sold for in your road for the last 7 years!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hey There!!!!

I'm so glad you visited me today and read about my "quilt cut up"!!! I love meeting new friends! Welcome!
And let me tell you...I would be DELIGHTED for you to cut up your pink and cream toile and make something BEAUTIFUL! After being nosey and snooping around your blog for a moment, I see that you make beautiful things. I can only imagine what you will come up with!!!
I say go for it and most of all...have fun and think of me when you are snipping away!!!! :)
oh...and take lots of photos so we can see!!!!
It was nice meeting you and I thank you for your comment.
I'll be checking back to see what you've done with it.
Toile is one my favorite prints...I can't wait to see!!!!!
Enjoy your holiday!!!!!

Micki said...

Sounds like a good shopping spree.
I would love to see the dress!

Aunty Bee said...

My sister loves Olive magazine, it's such a treat to buy magazines. I bought 3 this week, BBc Good Food, Sew Hip and Ideal Home, what a lovely thing it is to sit and look at magazines with a cupppa tea.I have been so good cutting back my magazine buying for the last 4 months looks like I've fallen off the wagon in a big way.