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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Catching up with bargains and vintage finds

I have been absent from blogging g for a while as I have been busy with my business , Brexit has been good for me with lots of overseas sales , The problem is i am running out of stock quicker so i am having to spend more on it but it will pay back in the end ,

This week i have been lucky enough to drop on some yellow sticker meat in Morrison it was midday and it was all half price so out of this lot is our  christmas turkey , Its all breast meat and there is only the two of us so it will do us fine ,
I have fell out with Tesco as they have started to creep the prices up again and i wont be conned so its back to buying from Aldi and lidl and Morrison for any yellow sticker stuff.

With what we have in the freezer and this lot of meat we should not have to but much food up until Christmas then we have £80 worth of vouchers to come from Tesco as we have bought some life  Insurance something we have been putting off  for a while due to affordability, So this will pay for the rest of our christmas Food & Drink 

The market where i run my stall on a friday morning sometimes has one off sellers and this week there was a stall selling kitchen ware.

 I have been wanting to buy  some new baking tins for some time  as mine are loosing the coating and everything sticks to them but the better quality ones are  expensive So i was thrilled when i found these , 
They are very good quality and very heavy so initially they must have cost a lot of money but they were £1.00 each
 He had lots of good stuff ,
 Just hope he comes again next week as i only found out he was there when a friend told me and that was later in the day when he had sold most of his stock

It all looked like it was from a quality store , I might make some mince pies the weekend. 

Update , They are really good they slip out of the tins and distribute heat very well so i am wondering if they are ex lakeland .

I  found this  out when i  used what i had instead of buying some mincemeat and made some jam tarts.


And there is always some vintage finds.

Health wise this week is the camera procedure but i am also having a severe flare up at the moment pain and stiffness in both arms and hips and chronic muscle spasms that make me stick in one position and it was embarrassing the other day when i was in the post office lol ,
 But i am still trying to carry on.
 Now i am going to get the ingredients for my Christmas cakes  after googling the cheapest prices  , 
Sadly this year i have one less to make as my Aunt Freda passed away just after Christmas last year.



  1. Impressive haul from Morrisons, great prices. Hope all goes well with the camera investigations and that you find some comfort. Take care.

  2. Brilliant yellow sticker finds and I love your vintage buys this week....especially the ice skates brooch.
    So sorry to read about your health problems.
    Sending you some hugs-x-

  3. Great find on the bakeware. Tje pins are all interesting and will easily sell. Sending well wishes your way for procedure.

  4. Nice little haul there shabby. Sorry you are having a flare up. I am too - I am convinced a lot of excess pain is influenced by barometric pressure and coldness. I have been taking a hot water bottle to bed with me this week and I have not been as stiff in the morning. As I keep saying to my colleagues at work if you stick me on a wall I would make a very good barometer. That aside I have been to Aldi this morning the first time in a long while - there were one or two things I liked - I tend to do a lot of shopping at Lidl and I must say I prefer them. In fact after we had been to Aldi this morning I went on to Lidl and got some more stuff to put up for Christmas. Its bitterly cold here again today and it has been chucking it down with rain which is also freezing. Fortunately am, now in the house and am going to do some preserving this afternoon. At least its warm in the house. Hope the flare soon goes take care pattypanxx
    P.S. lovely finds as usual xx

  5. Thinking of you and keeping my fingers crossed for the procedure. Xx

  6. I'll be thinking of you this week, I've had that procedure done and I'm not going to lie, it's not nice, but just keep thinking that you might finally get some answers! I'm feel for you with the stiffness too, my Achilles are so tight I can barely walk in the mornings (let alone run!) Lovely finds and well done on your yellow- sticker haul xx

  7. I'm always hobbling about when the weather turns cold and damp. You have my sympathy.
    Hope the tests go smoothly and you get some answers.
    Love that ice skate pin! xx


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