Tuesday, 3 May 2016



Hello friends, thankyou for your comments on the last post, I will try and get around to doing another follow up post, but I just seem to be really busy lately.


We went to four car boots over the weekend.
The only thing I bought was the blue vase, some cd's and a book on collectables.


I took some things into the charity shop today, and came back with a Teapot set, some old plates and a pretty summer dress.




Who remembers these Swan Teapot sets from the 1950's /1960's. 




My pretty Papaya summer dress £3.99



The warmer weather is on the way, hopefully I won't have to wait too long before I can wear it.

The parasol came out of the shed today.
Typical it clouded over.




Other snippets.
My Pink Tulips are finally out.






Some birdie pictures.





 Percy the Pigeon made me laugh he just sat in the bird bath for ages.



My sweet little Robin enjoying his suet.




Almost a free tea for us tonight, if you go on here www.magicfreebies.co.uk there is £1.00 coupon for Genius Pies, you find them in the freezer section, they are in Morrisons reduced to clear, (not out of date) for only £1.00.



So these were completely free, with some spinach and cabbage from the garden, the only cost of our meal tonight will be a few spuds.

I love the taste of free.

I forgot to mention I had to go for my routine check at the Breast Care Centre, they gave me my mammogram results from Friday.  All is good.

21 comments:

  1. glad your test results are fine. Relief!
    That bird is hilarious just sitting there. One of the Robins here likes to walk on the trampoline, do you think when we turn away he has a quick bounce?
    Ooh, am going to visit that website and get a voucher, thank for the tip! xx

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    1. Thankyou Sadie, I have had lots of aches and pains but they say the after effects of Radiotherapy can last for years.
      I can just picture the Robin on your trampoline x

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  2. Great breast care result. I know the feeling of relief when you've had breast cancer and you have your checkups and all is clear!
    If it's not a rude question, what do you do with all the things you buy in charity shops? Are they for yourself or to sell on? I often wonder, regarding frugal blogs, that the people always seem to be popping into charity shops or going to boot faris and buying all kinds of things, but then I wonder? Are these things to do up/sell on, because if not, even charity shop shopping isn't exactly frugal unless it's something you actually need, not just fancy having. Just a thought!
    Oh, I had to laugh at the pigeon ... perhaps the bird bath is the pigeon equivalent of a hot tub?
    Margaret P

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    1. Thankyou Margaret it is a relief, I have always been interested in collectables, I keep things and use them for a while, then sell them to make a bit of money which then gives me more to buy nicer things. So I am not intentionally buying things to sell on, I sell things when I no longer have use for and when I get fed up of them, I see what you are saying, we like to live simply but at the end of the day if I see something and can afford I will have it. There are many blogs which call themselves "Frugal" and they have good jobs, or live in houses worth nearly half a million. We live within our means , and can still save, so a few spends here and there don't hurt, as I have mentioned before we already have money for our next property, it's just we are not ready to purchase it yet.

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    2. I'm all for buying things that give us pleasure, especially if they are not highly priced. I think my problem is I inherited my mother's vast collections - some of the things went to auction, some to charity shops (before eBay was invented) and some to the tip. I kept all the things I liked and still have my Resources Cupboard with about 8 large plastic containers in which are bubble-wrapped items for having a change around of ornaments now and again. Therefore I dare not go into charity shops or to boot sales to have a look-see because I really have run out of space in which to display things. However, this maxim doesn't apply to books .. that's another story! And I buy flowers each week for the house - I can't bear to see rooms without flowers. And I love 'good' soap, can't bear hand wash in the bathroom, but have a lovely lavender one from Waitrose in the kitchen (lavender being a natural antiseptic.) So if I add up what I spend on magazines, books, soap and flowers, it comes to quite a lot each month! But what a good idea to enjoy something for a while and then sell it on in order to replenish the coffers in order to buy something else!
      Margaret P

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    3. That is a very good idea changing things around every now and then, nothing wrong with buying books, mags, flowers and nice soap as you say if you get pleasure why not.x

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  3. I like your optimism about the weather warming up! The pigeon is so funny just sat there! Good news about your scan. What a relief X

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    1. Hiya it is meant to be getting a few degrees warmer everyday, so fingers crossed, I am always relieved when I have heard about the scan x

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  4. Love the blue glass, I have a small collection of green glass. Your garden looks good. The pigeons are huge again this year, they eat so much of our bird food, we are always finding ways to keep them away from the feeders.

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    1. Hi Marlene I thought I would have blue for a change, Yes the pigeons do eat a lot, x

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  5. Thrilling news, it really must be a great relief. Love the blue vase, very pretty. I haven't got the parasol out yet although the forecast for the next week or so is looking good, I am ever hopeful.

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    1. Thanks, the next few days are meant to be good, x

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  6. I'm so pleased your check up was all clear.
    xx

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  7. I'm pleased that your mammogram was good news. I've just been invited for my very first one on 11th May - a routine one. I'll be 52 in October. I have actually cancelled! I've been shouted at by everyone for doing so but I could not stand the anxiety of going and then waiting for results. Id be the first to encourage others to go but I can't face it.

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  8. Great scan news. Liking the plates. I have a few like that which don't match but they look really good together somehow. I had radiotherapy a long time ago and you are right - it does take a while to settle but it definitely does calm down

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    1. Thankyou, I can go weeks without any pains then all of a sudden they come from no where, but if I have my health back I can live with that.
      I like old plates it doesn't matter if they don't match or there's not a full set.

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  9. Thank you for joining my blog, it's nice to meet new people. We spend hours just gazing at our Goldfinch. They are regular, and hungry, visitors to the feeders. I think they are feeding babies now.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth I am going to read through your archives your blog is lovely, x

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