Sunday, 29 November 2015

You win some and you lose some!!

As I have said before, I love reading blogs of those women who are determined to save every penny they can, usually because their income has been greatly reduced. I have looked at our spending and we do shop what I would term wisely, but we spend a lot more than these frugal ladies.
But I did have an amazing saving last week My little battery operated toothbrush which I bought duty free at Gatwick years ago went phut.. we looked at them in Tesco and they were £35!! I couldn’t believe the price, but I needed it so into the trolley it went. However it was reduced by £20 at the checkout. Tesco had price compared it and hence the reduction!! Wow!! Even the checkout girl looked at our receipt twice too. Isn’t that amazing?

And this little chrysanthemum was free! One of my SDs sent me a beautiful bouquet when I broke my arm and this was in it.. I loved the little pink rose bud type flower so took cuttings and here is my most successful one, flowering!               

But I didn’t do so well with the little bag I bought. I first saw them in October in Skipton market for £4.99.. I said to DH I am not paying that for a shopping bag, I’ll make one as I have loads of fabric. But last week when visiting my cousin in Shropshire, we visited a garden centre and there they were, the very same ones, for £2.99, so I bought one. However at a garden centre we visited at the weekend, right near us, they had them for £1.99 Poooo!! I was most put out, but I have used it and it is saving me 10p a time, except I can’t remember a time when I have bought something and not had a carrier bag in my hand bag to use!! Because I can’t stand all the bags and wrapping for items, which you then have to dispose of. Never mind it’s a pretty little bag and it could hold a lot if I wanted it to!

And it rolls up neatly into this little bag.
So not too bad, I think I ‘m winning!
I am still knitting and have completed the first one of my next pair of socks but so slowly, I used to knit a pair in three evenings, but I have to rest my arm now and then,  so it is taking a lot longer. We are carrying on with the ultra sound treatment each day, and I do think my arm is less painful, but it still doesn't do what I want it to and wanders all over the place when I try to spread butter on my toast. I suppose the answer is to go without butter,  but I couldn't, I love it!


butterfly said...

No you can't win them all , but you did ok.
I always take cutting from flowers or plants brought for me , love doing it .
Hope your arm gets better soon hugs.

Joanne Noragon said...

Stick with the cure until the butter goes on the toast properly. It's about priorities.

Poppypatchwork said...

I'll come shopping with you if you keep finding the bargains. Like you I like to save money but we don't come close to some of the blogs I follow.

mamasmercantile said...

Now that was a great saving on the toothbrush, a real bargain. I have managed to cut a few corners on the food shopping and my craft materials I always buy in the sales. I try and that's the best I can do! Take care and keep up with the exercise.

Julie said...

A great bargain your toothbrush was.
Good to read your pain is lessening.
Blessings to you x

Vickie said...

What an excellent idea to take a cutting from a chrysanthemum! I had not thought of that! I am going to try it in the future! ;)
I could not do without butter either. ha!

Amy at love made my home said...

Always good to see the upside! I hope that the treatment keeps working well. xx

Penny said...

What a great deal on the toothbrush. I've never had any luck making cuttings, but your chrysanthemum looks very nice. Glad your pain is less ~ hoping your arm continues to improve.