Hello fellow thrifters, it's been a while! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays.
Apologies for my absence, I'd hoped to be back with Magpie Monday last week but hadn't factored in the sneaky teacher training day so Ruby didn't in fact go back to school until last Tuesday. Today she is actually off sick, which means blogging is tricky, so I'll write a brief post for you to link up to and hope that in between hot chocolate making duties; plumping of pillows and passing of remote controls I can come back and edit it!
She got some Christmas money and was keen to spend it over the holidays - it was burning a hole in her pocket. However, it seems I taught her well and she wanted to head out to check out the charity shops.
It was great to let her manage her own money, working out what she could afford, whether something was worth the price asked and how much she'd be left with.
She chose well and frugally, and spent just £5 for which she is now the proud owner of 2 Barbie dolls, another Action Man and 3 Roald Dahl books.
She's been devouring Dahl books at bedtime and I recently bought her Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; The Twits and Matilda. I bought them from a 'proper shop' and they were £6.99 each so I was really impressed she managed to add The BFG; Danny Champion of the World and The Magic Finger to her collection for just 50p each.
Compare this to her trip the following day where she blew the remaining £25 on a couple of Moshi Monsters and some Sylvanian Family figures, and I think she's starting to appreciate the benefits of pre-loved!
What have you managed to find second-hand lately? Got any New Year bargains? Have you made and resolutions to shop differently this year? I'd love you to grab the badge and link up.