Friday 20 June 2014

Yes, after many years on Typepad, and many problems, I'm off over to Blogger. You can find my new blog here www.diaryofapennypincher.blogspot.co.uk See you over there!

Thursday 19 June 2014

Yes, I've been in proper shops again! Took the car out today for a short drive and popped into a large Poundland, love all the Jane Asher baking stuff they have, it looks great! They didn't have anything in her range that I really needed, but I did spy these...

Tuesday 17 June 2014

I'm going slightly stir crazy, stuck in a funny position with my back and doing a lot of grumbling with the accompanying sciatica. I'm absolutely allergic to daytime telly, awful rubbish that it is, and I don't read fiction so am spending time planning how to do what I need...

Friday 13 June 2014

I had to cadge a lift with OH on Wednesday. He was out teaching and I needed to get to our local post office, which isn't entirely local anymore. Well, on their website it says .74 of a mile, I think they mean as the crow flies. As I can't...

Monday 09 June 2014

...to a great bargain, whether I need it or not! We are just one week in to June and I already have an armful of charity shop purchases under my belt, and am £9 poorer. I did manage to get a few useful things, like leisure pants, one pair were...

Saturday 31 May 2014

Well, it has certainly been a bumper month in the charity shops round here! Think I've gone and spent a good old fortune, good job I am selling unwanted house bits and loft finds on ebay to make the money! This is part two of this month's purchases, part one...

Wednesday 28 May 2014

I've been confined to the house from lunchtime onwards due to constant drizzle, and an overgrown and wet garden. The grass is now thigh high to a bantam, and every time I attempt to leave by the back door, I am accosted by all size and manner of shrubbery. A...

Monday 26 May 2014

I'm feeling decidedly mellow and laid back today, thought I would go with something a bit spaced out, man, for a Monday music choice. If you're familiar with the more well known Black Sabbath tracks, this one's completely different. Very far out, very hippy, very ermmm, psychadelic! Black Sabbath -...

Saturday 24 May 2014

Well, you know me, there has to be a twist somewhere. I am a complete stranger to the High Street, and it to me. But to renew an old aquaintance I set off with my daysaver ticket and popped into Birmingham City Centre. I confess, I did have a purse...

Tuesday 20 May 2014

I had all this written out yesterday, hit the publish button, then Typepad crashed! Another DDOS attack I believe. Ho hum, from memory my post went something like this. With all this beautiful sunshine we've been having for the past few days, my mind has drifted back a few decades...

Friday 16 May 2014

Today was time for a getaway. Time to relax, recharge and refresh. We took ourselves over to one of our favourite local National Trust places, Coughton Court. Magnificent, isn't it? Read about it here and here. We packed a picnic bag full of sausage rolls, cakes, fruit and a flask...

Thursday 15 May 2014

A quick post to share a mega bargain from the local Co-op. Yes, look at the price, I couldn't believe it, 15p each!! I need a lie down, or a large gin, or both! Thank you, Mr Co-op.

A quick post to share a mega bargain from the local Co-op. Yes, look at the price, I couldn't believe it, 15p each!! I need a lie down, or a large gin, or both! Thank you, Mr Co-op.

Tuesday 13 May 2014

I've had a few more great charity shop buys in the past week or so, since the sunny golden bracelet, and thought you might like to see them. First up, over in Bromsgrove, where they have a good selection of chazzas to choose from, I found this lurking on the...

Monday 12 May 2014

After watching the most dismal Eurovision line-up in years (won by one of the few half decent songs on offer this year, in my humble opinion), I was compelled to trawl through Youtube to find my favourite winner. Unfortunately that is rather addictive and I ended up spending way too...

Monday 05 May 2014

Thought I would start the week with a catchy little ditty I've been humming a lot lately. You may recognise it from the ad by a certain energy company, you know the one with the dancing poo, erm, glowworm! The Cars - Just what I needed Such a shame that...

Thursday 01 May 2014

Well, despite the awful weather, it is golden and sunny on my wrist anyway! I had to pop out to the Post Office today, it's a long trek so more of an expedition than just 'popping' anywhere, but hey. A mile long walk taking in the local park in the...

Tuesday 29 April 2014

I thought I would do a round up of all the lovely things I have managed to snaffle from the charity shops this month. I have tried to be thoughtful in my purchases, I don't want someone else's clutter becoming my clutter too! Unfortunately, as you can see from all...

Monday 28 April 2014

Remember the mid 80's? I used to love this song, very summery and floaty, and breathy vocals. The video is all soft focus and gauzy looking too! Makes me want to just drift off to sleep in a field with sun on my face! The Dream Academy - The Love...

Thursday 24 April 2014

Whoa! I'm really getting used to this being-at-home lark. It has taken me a couple of weeks to settle into it but now, everything seems to be flowing better. I've realised that some days I just have to go with the flow and change my plans if required. Like today....

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