Well not really a shopping spree, but more like an enjoyable stroll around Mr T*sco, picking up a few things we needed and/or fancied, spending a total of £8.50 of the £2 House Keeping Challenge money. I actually bought 10 bottles of Sparkling water but I wasn't going to lug them all into the kitchen just for a photo!!
On the way back I had to call into the Post Office in the village so it seemed rude not to pop into the Charity Shop next door for a little browse. I struck lucky ... a pair of Monsoon linen trousers for £4.49 and a Dvd that looks like it might be right up my street for £1.99. Once watched I'll sell it at the car boot sale for £1 and get half my money back. So that's a good deal then, a home 'movie night' for 99p, I might even rustle up a bowl of popcorn and I know for a fact there are chocolate ice lollies in the freezer to serve during the interval :-)
These extra purchases come out of my personal spending money so I'm not raiding the housekeeping money for treats don't panic.
Lovely Hubby is off work today as he has an eye appointment so we are off into Reading, a quick browse around the shops, a leisurely coffee and then a spot of lunch out (we have a voucher for our favourite Italian place). After that I intend to nip into good old M&S and stock up on some fresh foods. I have vouchers to the value of £26, they will help keep the cash in £2 House Keeping tin just that little bit longer. Oh and when I returned from my shopping spree at Mr T*sco I found my latest vouchers from them in the post box, so that's the rest of the month's fresh food sorted out too.
Once we've done all that we will be back home to try and bring the undergrowth that is supposed to be our garden under control. Fingers crossed that the weather will be nice to us all this weekend. The sun was out beautifully at 6.30 this morning and now she's vanished again, it's just not fair :-(