I had a little wander on Saturday with my youngest son who said he wanted some one on one time with me.
We went into the charity shop of course. We only have one in our town and we’ve probably spent a small fortune there over the years. I think this should result in nice customer service and usually it does.
However, there is one member of staff who we struggle with. If the children show real interest in something and go as far as touching it, she throws a little tantrum. This annoys me because she must know from past visits that if our children want something from that shop, we usually buy it.
I don’t know whether it is because Christmas is coming or because I am getting old but for some reason I just could not leave these figures in the shop. To be honest, I had left them for a week letting Fate decide but it seems she was sure they were for me. My late Mum would have loved them. Am I turning into her? £5 for the pair.
My new healthy eating plan involves boiled egg breakfasts so I was delighted to buy a little green set with egg cup, mug and bowl all with cheeky faces. They will make me smile in the mornings.
The pink pig bowl and egg cup were bought partly to punish the stroppy member of staff who said that she would have had the green set for her grand-daughter had she seen it first. My dark side went and picked up the pink set too. Revenge is sweet. A fiver for five items in total.
Nasty member of staff descended again when my son showed interest in a Chinese fan. He said I should have it and seeing as she was getting on my nerves I agreed. 50 pence.
I bought an item of clothing too but I am saving that for my Groovy Mums post on Wednesday.
My other bargains this week were books, one bought at the charity shop which is about friends spreading their friend’s ashes at sea. The others are a mixed selection picked up at Tesco with the money paid going to the Alzheimer’s Association. One was this cookery book.
What is it about ancient guides to being a great woman that attract me so much?
The side of the book announces that this is “Domestic Cookery By A Lady Mrs Rundell”. The book includes illustrations and observations on all manner of things. If you ever want to roast a hare or to make sack mead, this is the book for you.
Linking with lovely Liz who this week is disappointed over on Magpie Monday http://missielizzie-meandmyshadow.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/magpie-monday-cant-get-no-satisfaction.html