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These are posts about charity shopping – where to go & things I find etc.

You may also be interested in the general frugal living category and also the anti-consumerism stuff.


We went to Southport yesterday to see my mum & dad. We returned with: 8 empty egg boxes a 2ltr ice cream tub of baked & crushed egg shells 4 20 year old gallon demi johns several small glass jars for preserving 5 or 6 children’s DVDs (newspaper freebies) We should have also brought back [...]

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Hurrah! My week off has started well. Last week was a busy one – working as usual during the day, then in the evenings, Tuesday through to Sunday, I was at Bingley Little Theatre for one reason or another (mostly rehearsals/show nights for the weekend’s studio productions). That ate into my fun making-and-doing time somewhat [...]

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Hope everyone had a lovely long weekend – we continued our fun/unfun activities from earlier in the week: blackberrying in the gentle rain (and then having to give up half my harvest to horses, to get them to let us out of their field) & relaxing on Saturday, 10 hours of decorating at the old [...]

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Another Saturday afternoon charity shopping in Shipley – and another few select purchases. It was, stangely, an afternoon for buying wooden fruit bowls. The first one – the bottom one – was £2.50 from Scope, the second (and to be honest, nicer) one was £2.40 from BHF. As soon as I got back to John, [...]

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I did a little impromptu charity shop-shopping in Shipley on Saturday. For the size of the town centre, Shipley has a good number of charity shops but I didn’t make a mammoth haul because like in most poor-er areas, the general stock tends to be lower quality – discount shop/supermarket clothes, and trashy books I’ve [...]

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