I went to our nearest city today. I don’t really do retail therapy, but occasionally I have a number of errands I’ve saved up and I try and get everything done in one go.
First I spent some M & S vouchers we’d had for Christmas on some new shirts for OH. He doesn’t do retail therapy either, and both of us tend to wear things into the ground. The collars on quite a few of his shirts have frayed, and he does have to look a little bit presentable when he goes into the office every couple of weeks. I’m planning to use the fabric from the rest of his shirts to make into some new throws for our sofas.
Having spent the vouchers, I had a bit of time before the train back, so I did a quick tour of the charity shops. They were heaving – so many people are looking for bargains. I have to say I’ve noticed the same thing in our little town. The charity shops are busier than everywhere else. They seemed to be a little more expensive in the city than locally – in one shop I found a Jamie Oliver cook book for £10! A couple of weeks ago I bought one for £2.50.
I love having a rummage in charity shops – sometimes I go for months without finding anything, and then I find some real treasures.
What has been your best recent find in a charity shop?
Until next time, Tawney x