Monday, 13 January 2014

Always Carry A Bit Of Bargain Huntin Money ....

Hello there ....
bit of a dreary damp sort of day ... 

I'm a bit tired of this rain now ... thank you!

We have so much to do outside ... so we donned hats and coats and did it anyway.

We have this awful looking tin shed ... we both agree its an awful thing .. practical ..yes .. keeps everything nice and dry ..but just not pleasing on the eye.

Its where Hubby P keeps/kept the vintage tools he collects .. ready for restoration and then selling on. 
Well we have had a bit of a sort out .. a swap around and the tools can now be stored elsewhere ... so the tin shed can go.
We've even found a friendly farmer who thinks the good dry tin shed is great .. ideal for storing his sheep feed ... and is happy to take it away ... so its a win win situation.

So that was today's job ... well done .... in the rain.

Sunday was a trading day ... it went well.

I had a mooch around the stalls ... not a lot to get excited about ...
but as I was passing the more market type stalls one of the chaps started shouting out ...  as they do ... 
'Sale On' ... 
'All on the table 50p'....
So of course I had to go and have a little look.
He was tipping out boxes of winter stock ... hats, gloves, socks and the like ...probably to make room for newer summer stock.

Luckily I always carry a little bit of  Bargain Hunting Money ... if you have got the ready cash there ... its amazing what you can snap up ... tis no good dithering .. often it won't be there in an hour or two.

The sock chap tipped out another box ... packs of thermal socks (12 pairs in a pack) just £3. 
Just the sort Hubby P wears .. and swears by .. they are so warm and comfy ... the only problem .. they were ladies.
Now occasionally I have borrowed Hubby P's socks ... and indeed they are warm ... a bit big and baggy ... being his socks on my much smaller feet ... but I have been disinclined to buy Ladies Thermal socks because they tend to be the same colour (as Hubby P's) ... and I could see total confusion when it came to sorting the laundry.

But 12 pairs for £3 ... that will last me ...years!
That's ... what ... 25p per pair.

So I came up with the idea of marking my socks with colourful thread ... it was going to be just a stitch .. but hey! a little flower.. much prettier.
Now the test is whether or not Hubby P ... on laundry duty (pairing socks and putting away) will actually see and note the little flower... or will he end up trying to force his size 10's into my flower bedecked .. much smaller socks.

Sock chappie's 50p table held lots of these ... pretty little gloves.
I got a few pairs to put in my Christmas box ... ready for next year. We have lots of children in the family and I like to donate bits and bobs I have picked up over the year to the Christmas Shoe box charity thingy ... 
So I always have a little Bargain Huntin money ... just in case.

It seems like I am spending .. but over the year it saves money and spreads the cost.

So ...what bargains of the week have you come across ... do share ... give us ideas.