Have a guess at how cheaply we can buy clothes in North Lincolnshire. There are two carrier bags here, six items in each bag, bought from two different places. Go on, have a guess, how much do you think they were.......The bag on the left cost £1, the bag on the right was 60p. Amazing isn't it, so why were people shopping across the road in Tesco and Next, and up the road in Matalan? I'll tell you why, because they wouldn't be seen dead rummaging through piles of clothes at a car boot sale. Pride, that's all it is, yet if you washed and ironed these clothes, they have years of wear left in them. Most of them are nearly new, a couple of items look brand new. Most of them are better than the rags I walk around in now.Hillside House has sent me a template to make a quilt, I may just start one in the near future. I also fancy making another rag rug. I picked these for their vibrant colours.
This is a lovely top with a Berketex label, it's polyester so no creases. It is slightly too big for me, but I can take it in at the sides for a better fit. This was in the six for £1 bag,
This shirt is nearly new, it's a nice thick cotton, and it probably will be butchered and made into something else.
After the car boot sale, I popped into Tesco as I had some money off vouchers for some things I normally buy. A box of 44 Felix pouches is on offer at £9 and I had a further 85p off. I also found some reduced fruit, grapes, strawberries, and peaches. While I was browsing the continental section I saw that these were half price at 24p. I have been getting a bit bored with my usual dilute cordial drinks, and wanted to try something different, so I bought one of each. They are the 250 mil size, a single portion with a straw.
Pour it in a glass....
and top up with water for a bigger drink. The Passion Fruit is lovely.
My lunch today was a Quorn quarter pounder, on offer at £1.50 for two, with a 45p voucher off. Served on a bed of spinach, with grated carrot and grated cheese, and a few dollops of plain Value yogurt (45p). It was very filling.
This afternoon I got my party tent out of storage in the downstairs lavvy, checked it over and made sure all the parts are there. I didn't bother to put the four sidewalls on, as I know they are alright. The last time I used it was about six years ago, I got it for my business when I set up a stall at agricultural shows and suchlike. I have slept in it a few times when it was a two or three day event. I shall be taking it to a birthday party next weekend, Uncle Stan will be 90, and he is having a bit of a bash. They want some cover in the garden in case a lot of people come and they don't all fit in the house. If it is sunny I will put two sides on, then if it rains I can put a third side on and there will be some shelter.