Sometimes it pays to wait!!
I've been wanting this jumper for months. It's from Cotton Traders and I've seen it hanging in the outlet in the motorway services every time we pull over for a coffee and in the garden centres when we visit the ones with outlets and cafes. Just hanging there saying 'buy me, buy me'.
I was good I resisted :-)
Well this week I went to the garden centre in Altrincham with Mum and guess what there it was again! Just three of them left .... one very small, one very large and one just the right size .... my size and it was reduced to £18. So channelling my inner Goldilocks I decided it was fate and bought it with a big smile on my face.
Then on the way out there was a big bookcase full of books donated for charity. Help yourself said the sign and please pop £1 in the donation box for every book you take. I have wanted this book since the day it came out but knowing I had such a backlog of fiction books waiting to be read I had resisted and then there it was. My £1 was popped in before you could say 'would you like it'.
And how highly appropriate that on the day I tell you about this I can offer my sincere condolences to the family of the wonderful Sue Townsend who has just died. She brought much joy and entertainment to so many with her marvellous books, including the wonderfully hilarious Diaries of Adrian Mole. Taken from us much too soon.
RIP Sue Townsend.