Not much has been free or cheap so far this year. We have already bought a new-to-us car, had a new boiler fitted and we're halfway through having the bathroom done. They were all needs really, the old car was old and costing us a fortune in repairs, the boiler was 20 years old and the pump was on the way out and the bathroom was leaking and generally in need to something doing to it.
But there are still a few things to lighten the load.
I bought a dress from the charity shop, all dresses are currently £2.99 so I was happy to snap up this White Stuff tunic. It's a bit more slouchy than I'd usually go for, but a nice comfy, cosy, easy to wear dress is just what I'm after at the moment. I don't tend to wear blue either, but I really like the texture of this one. It'll look great along with something orange!
Dan received his birthday parcel from our friend Em this week, as always it was packed full of German delicacies, including some biscuits she'd made herself - her first attempt at vegan baking. Our already full pantry is now bursting at the seams with the cookies, chocolate, sweet and savoury spreads, bread and falafel mixes, sauces, and sweets she sent over.
No shopping required for a while!
There was also a small package for me tucked inside the box, some beautiful packets of needles, and some buttons, just lovely.
I can never resist a goat!
When I was unpacking it the bathroom bloke commented that his mates would only just about buy him a pint let alone send a basket of goodies for his birthday. We are very lucky indeed.