Sunday, 20 May 2012

Car boot bargains & rather long post!

One of my favourite past times on a sunday is going to a carboot sale. I bought this top which was from Monsoon with a label still on which says £25.00 for a fantastic £2.00. I love the shade & my size 14
This top was from Next with a tag still on stating £25.00 bought for a fantastic £2.00 It really is very pretty with a lacy front
This cardigan is a M&S one with merino wool. Label on says £25.00 bought for £2.00 . I love the buttons on the sleeves
I also bought a most gorgeous dress which happened to be a Boden one! for £3,00 it a beautifull shade of lilac/purple. I have never bought anything new from Boden. This morning I managed to get a pair of Brand new never worn Cath Kidston shorts for bedtime for 50p!!.  I am always really pleased that i can get all my clothing at car boot sales.  I did buy a skirt the other week brand new from town which i fell in love with it was pleated with  bluebirds on.  If you have not been to a car boot sale I say go for it.  I love finding things from shops that I could not justify the prices of !but at a
Car boot sale you can

This tea bag selection I have bought for a friends birthday. I Paid £2.00 for them brand new & unopened. I know my friend will love them as she is in to her different teas. 

I met another friend for coffee this week we had not seen each other for a while.  At home I had a little french tin with lavender on which inside I store dried lavender. I have had it for a while & my friend is very creative & likes crafting.  I like to give little gifts usually things that I already have. I tied lace around the tin & attached a luggage tag gift tag. I did decorate the tag to.  I wrote the meaning of her name on the tag . My friend loved it & was so pleased.

Then another friend called me & invited me out her treat for her birthday. She is french & took me to a little patiserie( probably spelt wrong!). I picked a pastry tarte with pecans & yummy things on top& a pot of tea. My friend had pan au chocolat & hot chocolate.  I gave her a big box of choclates tied with a lace bow again!.  Hubby was given these chocolates at work & he is not really a chocolate person so I thought lets re- gift them.  My friend was delighted with her chocolates. I was delighted as I would have scoffed the lot otherwise!

Finance wise emergency fund is up to £900.00. I have been keeping a spending diary I have missed an odd day here & there filling it in
Ebay - I did not do any ebay the week before last but today
  • sold a bag for £14.99 (profit of £6.99)
  • Top £3.99                   (profit of £2.99)
  • Top £7.50                   (profit of £5.50)
  • I bought a mirror the other week second hand which was not right for where i bought it for it cost me £20.00. I just wanted to get my money back on this which I did it went for £29.99 local pick up
This week has been a quiet week only one ironing job as well as my regular cleaning job.Maybe a new ironing client to. I will do some more listing on ebay this evening.
The anxiety workshop was last week & I really enjoyed it .Lots of others with anxiety out there.
On the home front DD staying half a week & being quite pleasant if I do say so myself!.
Mother in Law staying with us next week. !!!. I will be on regular kettle duty
Bye for now xxxxxxxxxxx


  1. I love the idea of putting the meaning of the friend's name on the tag - a really nice, personal touch. Carol x

  2. What great haul from the car boot. No wonder you were very pleased!

    I've had nothing but trouble with eBay recently with things not arriving. Even thigh I have masses to list I might give it a wide berth for a few weeks I think.

    X x

  3. I have the first Monsoon top you bought! You are right the colour is beautiful. I picked mine up on ebay for £8 so you did really well.

    Sounds like you are doing so well with your finances.

    Your car booting sounds soooooooo worth it. I'm trying to save all my pennies this weekend if poss. We have £100 spending money each per month and with half term I know it's going to DISAPPEAR FAST!

    Sft x

  4. First visit to your blog and am loving it...and some of those bargains you found at the car boot :-)
    Am now following, so looking forward to reading about your future finds.



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