I nipped out yesterday to pick up some milk and a couple of other bits and pieces and because I hadn't visited our local Waitrose for a while, they've being having a re-fit and it's been absolute chaos so I stayed away, I decided that would be my supermarket of choice.
I spent just enough to qualify for the free newspaper, Lovely Hubby's not really a Guardian type of man but it was the only one left of the free choices available so he is for today!! I got the weekly 'weekend' magazine and sat in the newly re-furbed Waitrose Café to drink my free coffee and have a read. At the checkout I picked up my free copy of the Waitrose Kitchen magazine, it's one of the better supermarket magazines and I really like it, even more so now that I get it for free.
I totted up what I had just got for free -
Weekend paper - free anyway
Waitrose Kitchen magazine £1.20
Regular Latte - £2.10
Total - £4.70
I was very happy :-)
And then I came home ...
... to find the biggest and bestest freebie of the day!!
And I was even happier :-)
Just sat there waiting for me on the doorstep .....
... posh Christmas in a box (and in a posh box at that).
As Margo would say "Christmas has been delivered".
We've decided to leave it safely packed in it's box for now, take it with us as it is and unpack it on Christmas Eve, it'll make it all feel really Christmassy. We are really lucky as we get one of these every year from the agency that LH works through, we have quite a collection of baskets now all put to very good use, but I think this one, once empty is going to a very good home.
The contents should also help me slightly in my new Challenge for the New Year. I've almost thrashed out the details now and have decided it will have a Blog all of it's own linked to from this Blog, I 'm thinking there's no way it would have fitted into the day to day running of a smallholding, it needs more accountability and a separate presence. So a new Blog has been born .... should I let you in on it soon or would you prefer to wait for a grand unveiling in the New Year?
Decisions, decisions .......