Whilst OH is out helping friends with their fireworks I am at home today. I have done some housework - work from work and charity shopping.
The latter I do have some difficult with as these days it is difficult to get a bargain but then I suppose the aim is to make money for the charity, although historically it was a place when those on a low income could go and buy items they needed.
I have decided to put back £10.00 a month for charity shopping as I need to tighten my belt not just because I need a new dress for our annual ball but I am not sure how much longer I will have a job. I have been to two annual dinners (for different types of lawyers and in different areas) this year and used dresses and shoes etc I already owned. As I am doing a speech and this may well be my last new dress in a while as I will have four and intend to use them for the next two to three years providing they fit.
Where I live there is plethora of charity shops about 4 near my work and 7 or 8 by my home.
I went into some of those near my home. I did not go into Oxfam as its not cheap and they do not set their clothes out into sizes.
I saw lots of items that I would have thrown out. Some items I saw that I had given myself!
I spent the princely sum of £2.00 on glue dots for cardmaking and £1.00 on cards which were 5 for a pound - see below: