…is it stops eventually! AA Milne
Don’t you just love the Pooh quotes – they always make me smile – the rain hasn’t stopped here all weekend – so no gardening possible for me – I even had to go shopping in the rain this afternoon something I dislike doing on a Sunday but needs must.
I had a number of items to look for mainly for the caravan – a doormat, various sticky hooks for the keys and other items that require hanging and a small dish drainer. You have to be quite creative in a caravan as space is tight. I headed to Wilko’s as this often good hunting ground for such items and I wasn’t disappointed- though the dish drainer came from Sainsbury’s.
Then on to Boots as I had a few toiletries on the list – I use Liz Earle’s shampoo and conditioner – a bit pricey (for me) but I like the natural ingredients and it suits my hair and scalp. I find you need very little to get a good lather so it goes a long way. I took advantage of the double and triple points coupon I had been sent by post this week.
As it is Sunday my usual health food stores are closed so I had to go to Holland and Barrett for some Aloe Vera juice- to help my digestion (should have thought better of eating the sprouts we had with our meal on Friday – they tasted very odd and shortly after my digestion was, shall we say, a bit disturbed and a bit nauseous, and hasn’t fully recovered all weekend). They had a half price offer on so I added in a tub of vegetarian gravy powder.
Finally, I popped into TK Max and found a small decorated box to keep my bits and pieces in on the bedside table and this unusual little white enamel pot with a stainless steel lid that I can keep cotton wool in at the caravan.
On my way to the till I spotted a lightweight duvet jacket with hood for my granddaughter. It folds up into a really tiny package and I thought it is one of those handy items for the summer that you can squeeze into your handbag on a day out just in case of a shower or cool breeze.
With Easter in mind – I picked up a cute little decorated box in Wilko’s for £1.50 and I will fill it with coloured paper straw and hide some little bite sized Lindt bunnies in there to give to my granddaughter.
Also in Wilko’s I spotted a rather nice glasses case which I need so my reading glasses don’t get damaged in my handbag. My last one wore out ages ago and I have been without since.
So quite a fruitful shopping trip – although in terms of spending maybe I have spent a touch more than I intended – but they were all fairly low priced items and I did avoid stopping in Costa for a drink so saved a bit of money there.
The bowl of daffodils above arrived by post and were a surprise from my granddaughter for having her to stay overnight last weekend – (I think my daughter might have had a hand in this as even though my clever little 2 year old can work an iPad with no trouble I am not sure she has yet mastered internet shopping)!
Apologies for the quality of photographs it was quite dark in the house when I returned home after shopping and I am a bit short of time, but no doubt you get the gist!
Thank you for all the tips and hints about eBay in the comments. It looks like I need to watch out for a few drawbacks. I must say I am quite daunted by it all even though part of my job is to train people on our computer software programs and I maintain the software at work – I am not a savvy online shopper.