I had a very weird day on Wednesday! It was my first morning all on my own in about 4 and a half years. My baby went to pre-school.
I didn't really know what to do with my self and I thought I'd just go home and catch up on 4 and a half years of housework, that just never gets done and then I thought I have devoted all that time to my children taking them to toddler groups, sign and rhyme classes or whatever the latest craze is at that time. So I'm going to spend the morning doing something that I want to do and something that I just can't do with two little ones in tow. Raid the charity shops!
I love charity shopping. I get a real buzz when I walk into a shop, not knowing what treasures you will find inside. I then I get an even bigger buzz when you find a real bargain. I hardly ever buy new anymore, I just find new products boring in comparison, they have no history and no story.
Sometimes you don't find anything in any of the shops and then you have days when every single shop you go into has something that you simple must have. This day was one of those days.
Here's a few bits I found that I was really pleased with...
These two Moroccan lanterns were £3.99 for the pair!
and these two, his and hers, crochet blankets were just £2 each.
The kids love them and it's really cute when they are all snuggled up on their chair together with their blankets.
So what about you are you a charity shopper or does the idea of buying second hand goods just not appeal to you?