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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

I hate the run up to payday.  Now I should point out that I am not the sort of person who massively overspends on a post-payday binge and then has to live off beans for half the month, but I do set pretty strict savings targets for myself and, well, it's the same overall result isn't it?  Not very much disposable cash to live off.  April is always an evil month - holidays and birthdays and lots of fun things eat all my money before I even know where it's gone.  It's a good job I take pleasure in the small things because there's no way I can afford the big ones right now.  So here are some that have found their way to me recently.  Small things, but definitely happiness inducing things.



Hostess teacup and plate (birthday present).  More room for biscuits on this than on a saucer!



Ah, Dorothy Perkins jewellery section in the sales.  I love it so.  £3 for the three.  Something else may have fallen into my hands as I went to the tills but that is reserved for a separate blog post if it ever stops chuffing raining.  Seriously weather, you are hampered my blogging efforts!



An antique collar box - a present from one of the volunteers at work who didn't want it any more.  I think it might be snakeskin?  Anyway, it's both useful and beautiful.



And a good glass of wine after a day volunteering at Kelsall Hill horse trials.  They supplied the wine as a thank you, which I thought was a rather lovely touch. 

14 comments:

  1. I only buy jewellery on sale. Dorothy Perkins tend to way overprice theirs usually.

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  2. That collar box is such a beaut. Lucky girl!
    I love that they plied you with vino after the trials...that's a very nice 'thank you'!
    Z xx

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  3. O,I love the collar box and the hostess cup/plate in particular!
    XXX

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  4. I like that kinda thank-you!

    I also raid the DP accessories sale, and New Look's.

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  5. Oh I love these buys! I get paid tomorrow and thank god! I am trying to stick to very strict budgets lately. I am proud of myself for managing, but I can't wait to move back to my mum's so I can spend something and actually save something!

    I especially like the teacup and plate, you could probably fit a bun on if you tried =)
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Same as with the DP. Always have a looksie at the jewellery on sale. Love the hammered ring.
    The collar box is gorgeous, can't believe someone didn't want that.
    xx

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  7. Custard Creams are the best for dunking!
    I get a lot of jewellery from DPs sales, I really like the cuff you picked up. I wore a ring the other day that, I put it on wondering why I hadn't worn it in so long... a few hours later I had a green finger - the penny dropped.

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  8. The box is lovely...what do you plan to keep in it? I can't believe that somebody didn't want it!

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  9. All wonderful bits. How could anyone give away that box? It's fabulous. Lucky you.

    X

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  10. That tea cup and plate = fabulous x

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  11. A cup of tea and biscuits, now you've made me want them.

    That collar box is fab. So unusual too.

    X x

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  12. I keep buying accessory treats, hence why I have no clothes to accesorise. I am very very jealous of that collar box, it's really beautiful. Some people are very strange - but lucky for you!

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    Please take a look at my blog and let me know if you wanna be fashion friends!

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  14. The weather is really getting on my wick too! I am the same when it comes to payday - I don't binge or anything but there is something about the last week before payday which makes me think I need to reduce my spending to reach my saving aim! July is the evil month for me - car MOT, insurance, tax, birthdays, argh. I love that little tea cup, adorable.

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