Friday, 13 October 2017

Freebie And Bargain of the Week

It's that time again already. 

There hasn't been much to tempt me recently at the charity shop - other than the chocolates my manager bought for me, isn't she lovely. However, as I was carrying a donation through to the workroom I spotted something


a nice Pyrex bowl. Smashed my small mixing bowl a while ago and a replacement has been on my list so this is ideal, what makes it more exciting is that this one was made in the USA rather than all my other dishes which are from J A Joblings in Sunderland. Hooray! At £1.99 it was a nice price too. 

Oh, we got the car back, and the bill was just over £90, far less than we thought, and that was mainly to pay for the tow truck. The mechanic doesn't actually know what caused the problem but we're good for now and we can take it back at any time. 

We also won £25 on the lottery. I know people have strong feelings about the lottery, we have our reasons for paying in to it and that's that. 

That's about it for this week, I'm sure no-one needs to see the full packet of puppy training pads I bought from the charity shop for 49p, not a fun buy but a very useful one. Two extra shifts at the shop for me this week too, not money saving, but it has been fun so far. To avoid the temptations of the cafe or chippery we're taking soup and sandwiches to the football this week and there will be pasta bake for when we get home. 

10 comments:

  1. Great find on the dish, I specialise in vintage kitchen ware in my Etsy shop, I love pyrex. Well done on the lottery win.

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    1. Thanks, I don't know what the winnings will be spent on yet.

      I don't go looking for Pyrex really as I don't want a collection, only things I'll use, but it's nice when some pops up.

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  2. A great find - you would probably like some of my mum's old pyrex dishes - they are stashed away in my loft at present waiting for my elder daughter to get a bigger house. If I had more room I would be displaying and using them. Glad to hear your car OK - I must have missed that post (am still catching up) and puppy pads did I miss something else?

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    1. You're right I would probably be a fan of your attic dwelling dishes. My mum still uses the lobster and harvest dishes I remember from years ago.

      You make me wonder if I did mention the car, we had a problem with the clutch on the way home from Hull, had to drive most of the way in third gear. As for the puppy pads, no dog, I'm a bunny person (although I love dogs) we use the pads for under the lino in their pen, just in case!

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  3. Congratulations on your win, are you going to treat yourself? Love the bowl.

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    1. Thank you, I don't know what will happen with the money, something fun hopefully!

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  4. I'm pleased that your manager appreciates you enough to give you chocolates. I try to thank every volunteer, every shift they work, as I think it is important that they feel the work they do is appreciated. It's good that you are enjoying your volunteering.

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    1. I don't really enjoy the volunteering at all to be honest, but as we've been well-staffed this week there's been plenty of time for fun. Other than that I generally drag my feet about going, but I get there in the end!

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  5. Great buy on the bowl! I have decided I want a nice pyrex medium-sized dish with a lid for heating things up at work in the microwave so will now be on the look-out for that!!

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    1. They're not vintage, but I have a really useful Pyrex dish with a silicone (I think) lid, I think it was from Dunelm or somewhere like that. We also have some with clip on lids that might even be from Ikea.

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