My Mother in Law offered to have the girls at her house on a rather frosty Friday leaving me with a few hours to myself.
It is incredibly rare for me to have time to myself when I haven’t got plans so I wasn’t quite sure what to do. I decided I’d go into our local town. I don’t go into town very often to look round the shops as I usually have the double pushchair so can’t get in anywhere as most are small independent shops. My town also tends to be full of hairdressers, cafes and charity shops – so I decided to go on a bargain hunt.
The first couple I went into drew a blank and I felt I was wandered around aimlessly and a little lost without my babies. Then I found a goldmine. I found unread brand new books for 50p, a gorgeous bracelet for £2 (I always lose jewellery so it’s good to have cheapies for everyday!) an immaculate Next shirt for Charlie for £1.75 and a New Look jumper for me for… £1!
I forgot how exciting it is to stumble on a complete bargain like this and the feeling when you find something just perfect at such an amazing price!
I always used to turn my nose up at charity shops and flat out refuse to even step inside them but now? I adore a good rummage and have to phone everyone to tell them about my bargain buys. I left with a bag full of stuff for under £20; a very productive and rewarding morning doing something so simple.