I wish I'd taken before and after pictures of the kitchen, it would have been so much more satisfying to see it in its natural state before I came over all OCD and scrubbed EVERYTHING! I've even started stalking the girls to make sure they use a plate, put things away, wipe crumbs instead of sweeping them onto the floor... you know the sort of thing. Thank goodness Spring only comes once a year, all this cleaning can't possibly be good for ya :)
This morning I took my youngest on a trip round the charity shops. Someone's got to do it. Must say I'm not entirely gutted that she seems to have followed in my footsteps in the pursuit of a bargain. She's a book fiend so was delighted to pick up a book of hymns from 1927... whatever floats your boat.... and a copy of What Katy Did Next which is just gorgeous.
I, on the other hand, spent the grand sum of £1.25 in the only shop that wasn't colour co-ordinated and still seemed to grasp the concept that a charity shop isn't a boutique. Some of the prices are getting ridiculous. But never fear, a new cookbook and coaster came home and I was very pleased. I wouldn't, in a million years, spend £20 on a book by Gordon Ramsay's missus, but this was 50p and has some lovely looking veggie recipes that I might just try. As for the coaster, I melted the one in the living room so needed a replacement... What? Doesn't everybody do that?!
I go back to work a week tomorrow and have precisely no money left. Not a bean. So it's just as well that I love being at home and have more than enough to keep me busy. Food wise, I feel my Frugal Cookbook might be looked out and the depths of the cupboard will be explored!
So, after a busy, productive day I feel a Malibu and lemonade coming on, along with a doggy cuddle and the start of a new book! She really is great company, specially when she's sleeping...
Be back soon!