These are posts about charity shopping – where to go & things I find etc.
We had a good charity shop score on Saturday – 4 little plates and two bowls for £1, all in perfect condition, from one of the charity shops in Shipley (which is the place to charity shop these days – all the cool kids are doing it). Not only is that a pretty decent bargain [...]
I seem to go through splurging fazes – spending a lot of money in one particular spending category each month. Last month it was clothes, the month before it was crafts and the month before that was eating-out/take-out food. This month, it’s looking like it’ll be books. As I’ve said before, I love books but [...]
I had to go shopping from drama supplies on Monday and while I was there (Shipley), looking for spookily featureless masks, I had a couple of pleasing charity shop finds too. Firstly, a big wool blanket. The label says it’s 100% wool and “British made”, and it’s in very good condition – no felting and [...]
After reading this post on Homestead.org, I thought back to my first time – the first time I bought something from a charity shop I mean. We didn’t have a lot of money when I was little – certainly compared to many of the people around us – but as far as I recall, we [...]
Last night on Twitter, I asked people to put their hands up if they’d had a lovely afternoon in their garden/at their allotment yesterday and I got a sea of hands waving back – it is really bloody lovely out there at the moment, isn’t it?* On Saturday, I blew my no spending month thing [...]
Piper, who writes about The Frugal Life on MSN, has asked: Would you fit your kitchen out in second hand items or do you insist on brand new?. I started to reply on Twitter but quickly ran out of characters! We joke that our house is “the house that eBay” built after my numerous purchases [...]