...to a great bargain, whether I need it or not!
We are just one week in to June and I already have an armful of charity shop purchases under my belt, and am £9 poorer. I did manage to get a few useful things, like leisure pants, one pair were Nike, which I wear to do the housework, DIY and gardening, two pairs at just a pound each.
Managed to make a couple of extravagent jewellery purchases too, a lightweight stretch black bead choker and a very heavy metal bead cuff, both were just 50p so not bank breakers!
Found these flowery converse in the shop I help out in, just a pound and they fit just fine, despite being one size bigger than I usually take.
Couldn't resist this Jane Norman top for a pound, I've got rid of loads of my old work clothes so now have room to stock up a bit on more casual attire!
Had to have this Joe Browns top for a pound too, despite it being a size 16. I have found the Joe Browns sizes to be a lot on the small size, this is roomy but never a 16, compare the Jane Norman top above, which is a size 10, and my mannequin, which is my size, a 12. Just goes to show, ignore the label and if it fits just wear it, never mind the vanity sizing or just plain skimpy sizing!
Another couple of must haves, mad patterned tights, and this fab hat from Black Yak (apologies for poor selfie shot!) had to have the hat at 50p, as I'd seen it in one charity shop twice before I finally bought it, couldn't believe no-one had snapped it up, it was fate!
Finally this week, had to have this huge shopper, it's a Red or Dead for Cancer Research, I paid a pound for it and it needed a darn good wash too! Also, just 50p, this fabby teapot from Sona, very stylish I think!
Well, this post was going to be all happy clappy about my great charity shop finds, and my elderflower champagne, and a DIY haircut (re-did my layers and now have a fringe so short I can see my eyebrows, eek!). But I've managed to put my back out picking the elderflowers and sanding down an old 1950s tallboy type cabinet mum is letting me have. So I'm confined to barracks, having to alternate between standing and sitting so I don't 'lock' in one position! Gah!
We were going out for the day, for a nice National Trust cream tea, but OH is really busy playing catch up with yesterdays teaching, so it's on hold. My mum, bless her, has gone to the post office with my ebay sales, and an explanatory note for the cashier as to what is required. As long as they don't get the wrong idea about the note being pushed through, there might be something on the news later!!
I've decided on egg on toast for lunch, the girls are laying like crazy and it's colder today.
Signing off, grumpy and in pain.....feeling in the need of a bit of rock 'n' roll therapy!