This month I’ve decided to join in with the 5 under £5 feature started by rainbeaubelle. I’ve enjoyed reading this feature on other blogs and it fits in perfectly with my weekly 5 on Friday posting! I’m a day early as it usually runs on the 5th day of the month but I’m guessing that won’t matter.
I love a little shopping and pottering and like most I love the feeling of snapping up a bargain. I’ve had a couple of weekends recently when I’ve had time to potter around the shops unhindered so there has been plenty of time to make a few purchases and buy a few treats.
My favourite spring buy is always Daffodils. As I must have said on many occasions I just love them. They immediately brighten a room, and any room with daffodils is a cheery room in my opinion. They are such a bargain too and will often last the best part of a week. I’m buying 2 bunches for £1.50 at the moment.
I love a second hand book shop and one of my favourites is Oxfam Books in Chiswick. They always have a great selection and I know I won’t walk way empty handed. I was particularly pleased to pick up this ‘Poem for the day’ book for just £1.99 a few days ago. I’m not good at remembering poems but I do like reading them and I love the idea of reading a new poem every day. After I bought it I immediately turned to my birthday date to find out what the poem was. ‘A song of a young lady to her ancient lover’ by John Wilmot the Earl of Rochester as you’re asking!
Now who doesn’t love a sharpie and at £1 for a pack of 2 from Poundland, how could I leave them on the shelf? I have to say, I’m not convinced they will last too long, but I love them anyway and they were vastly cheaper than sharpies usually are. Paper chase is a favourite stopping place for any stationery lover and I’m no exception. I cannot go into Paperchase without picking up a postcard or two. They are only 50p each so a completley guilt free purchase that brings instant cheer. I often send them but also stick them onto my fridge, prop them on shelves or put them anywhere else I can get away with. We are doing lots of holiday planning at the moment so I especially love this one.
The jury is still out on the blue nail polish. I’m usually more into reds but I’ve wanted to try blue for a while now. Maybe its something to do with blue being my favourite colour. Rimmel’s 60 second express polish is great. Its only £2.99 a bottle and dries very quickly, which is perfect for impatient people like me. This particular hue is called ‘Danny boy blue’ and comes from the Rimmel London range. Nail polish is always a great bargain pick me up when you need a little treat.
And so there you have it, flowers, poetry, pens, postcards and blue nails. All that a book reading, flower loving, stationery using, collector of colour could possible possibly need. If you want to see more lovely inspiration for Five Under £5 then check out Rainbeaubelle,
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