I'm always very pleased to be able to earn a little extra money but I'm also so grateful to return to my lovely 'retired' life. Because of being a poll clerk at the general election I had to do the food shopping on Friday instead of last Thursday. There were several errands to run in town and of course there was the school run. I still found time to visit the 3:16 charity shop though, and picked up this little lacy cardigan in the 1.00 basket. The last time I had a rummage in the 1.00 box here I found a Ted Baker skirt and top for my daughter!
Everything is charity shopped except the shoes - local retail outlet. The patterned tunic is from Debenhams and is a stalwart of my summer wardrobe since I bought it about four years ago.
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I recently bought the blue necklace in the Red Cross shop and the white jeans. I've had the earrings for many years; the silver and turquoise cuff was bought for 2.50 in the RSPCA shop in Bedford.
In the 3:16 shop I also bought 3 colourful (pink, blue and yellow) painted bangles for 50p each and a nice Marcasite brooch for 1.00. I wore it on this jacket when I was running my errands but it was too warm on Friday really for a jacket.
Saturday was a lovely day with a clear blue sky, very warm and a good breeze. I had a leisurely stroll around town to do more errands and spent the afternoon in the garden reading and sewing the ends of the blanket in.
All jewellery charity shopped. I'm wearing two of the bangles I bought on Friday.
Everything charity shopped. The tunic is by H&M and was a 1.00 rail bargain somewhere; the white lace top the same and I can't remember where I bought the harem pants from but it was a charity shop. I have a similar pair I bought from Bedford market years ago for £5.00 but with a different pattern and set of colours.
The gold sequinned shoes were brand new and picked up at Barnardo's in Great Denham for 99p!
I spent the rest of the afternoon at my best friend Ann's house. We hadn't seen each other since the 60th birthday party in March and it was good to catch up. We're going to have a day out together next Thursday. Ann is a carer for her husband who had a stroke 18 months ago and it will be a good break for her.
|I had just washed my hair and it wasn't quite dry. When it is dry I use Argan oil on it which gives it a shine...|
On Sunday I went out early for a walk and walked 7 miles. I came back and did the usual Sunday housework and cooked Sunday dinner.
Necklace present from OH; earrings, Bedford market and all other jewellery charity shopped.
Everything is charity shopped. The top was from a 1.00 rail at the Red Cross; the grey embroidered skirt from Barnardo's in Ampthill - it's by The White Stuff and was 2.99; the gold slip on shoes were 99p at Barnardo's in Great Denham.
On Monday I volunteered at the Red Cross. I rescued a Monsoon pleated skirt from the rag bag...
On Tuesday I was at the Guild House in the morning and did an extra shift in the afternoon at the Red Cross. I'm going to be in Ireland for two months so felt I should offer to do extra to make up for my long absence...
I was on my feet from ten in the morning until nearly five so I was in need of a good sit down when I got home! I wore my floral trousers bought from Age UK in Stevenage; blue t shirt charity shopped somewhere a few years ago; cardigan from La Redoute sale about six years ago. It was the very first thing I ever bought at La Redoute.
|I must have been looking at a bird... |
Pink Mary Jane's charity shopped.
All jewellery charity shopped except the watch. The earrings were 99p from our Stevenage rummage a few weeks ago and the necklace I bought at the Guild House for 1.25 when I was there on Tuesday morning!For the rest of the week I plan to go walking on Wednesday; out for the day with my friend on Thursday and on Friday it will be food shopping and school run. I'm so pleased to be back to my normal routine with just over two weeks before I'm off to Ireland again!