Friday, 13 March 2009

Bargains and cold turkey...

I've managed to find a few bargains this week.....

Huge stripey tongue

...ha ha only joking...nice new ironing board cover from Asda Living for only £3!

And while I was in there, it would have been rude not purchase these little soap dispenser things for only £1.50 each. Yes, I'm now so bathroom obsessed that I'm actually decanting the shampoo and conditioner! They're actually plastic, so I'm hoping they won't cause too much damage the next time the "cat" knocks them into the bath.

And this is free wallpaper! True 'tis only a sample, but quite a generous one and so lovely that it's currently decorating the fridge. It's called Dandelions and it's by Sandersons. I want those colours EVERYWHERE!
Right I'm now going to turn off the computer, walk away and paint the bathroom ceiling, then carry on sewing because all I seem to be doing is cleaning the bathroom - 3 times a day if you want the gory details! I'm polishing the taps so often I'm surprised there's any tap left. Even I know it's gone too far when I'm telling the smallest person to was her hands, but could she NOT touch the taps. And if they could all NOT get the shower screen wet.....never mind I'm sure I'll be back to my usual slovenly habits soon!
Oh and I've just gone cold turkey on sugar, we're on a bag a WEEK! And this week it's not really lasted a week. So I'm refusing to buy any. Two sugars down to none. Let's see how long I last. I don't predict very long, my coffee tastes like crap.
(Nearly forgot I bought bargain face cream, instead of my normal £8 pot, I got a £1.95 one from Tesco, works well. It moisturises and whatever, just smells a bit like bathroom cleaner........)

6 comments:

Daisie said...

Well, they do say; "It 'as-to-be Asda!" brilliant bargains!

Cheap moisturiser I can recommend the ALDI anti-wrinkle stuff (not 'cos we have any wrinkles you understand but that we don't want any) is really rather good and they do a thicker night cream if that's your bag, personally I just slap it on as I'm brushing my teeth and shouting at small people to get dressed, too tired at night time!!

And as for the sugar thing, you bad bad person contaminating good coffee all this time!! Keep at it, you'll not miss it in a week or so and your jeans will become too big, maybe this budgeting malarkey is a good thing after all?

xxx

cloud9 said...

I don't know what's going on, but I simply can't leave comments any more. I simply can't ! I am thwarted by technology! I love those bottles, and I hope you had a great birthday. xxx

Lily and Agathe said...

hello ... I love a bargain.. how are you .. why don't you join facebook and we can talk, can't summon up the strength to blog anymore !! Love Tanya ....

Bec said...

LOVE that big stripy tongue :P
And I've just done a similar thing with all my 'beauty' products. Instead of spending $55 on a skin toner I just bought one from the markets made by a lady who owns a lavender farm. It was $8. And guess what? It's AWESOME!!! Have fun with your bathroom cleaning (I was like that with our bamboo floors when we got the kitchen done - now I'm not even going to admit to how long they go between mops :O Trust me, the novelty will wear off eventually...he he...)
XX Bec

cloud9 said...

Was wondering where you were,thought you might be cleaning the bathroom again...xxx

Poppy Wenslow said...

Dandelions must be the weed of the moment! I ordered a similar Dandelions wallpaper from www.wallpaperking.co.uk.