This week’s finds….a little late (w/c 18.12.17)

Oh my the mad panic of it all!  Fighting over the last set of fairy lights in Homebargains is not a good look.  As I continue to Chrismasfy the house, here’s some last minute gorgeous bargains.

Christmas decorations Primark

Ivy leaves from garden, artificial flowers from Wedding Mall, Buy Now, Morrocan tea glasses from ebay uk Buy Now.    The rest I have gathered up over the years.

Classic and traditional Chrismas baubles from Homebargains and at £1.49 each, difficult to resist.

Christmas decorations and fairy lights Morrisons

Christmas baubles ranging in price from £3 for three although some are on sale now in Morrisons, eg the ones with the feathers are now down to £1.50 for three Buy Now.  Fairy lights from  Lights4fun Buy Now

This week’s finds (week ending 10.9.17)

It’s all a big of a mixed bag this week.  The rule I live by is that it is only a bargain if you actually use it (my poor mum, bless her soul, had 12 lawnmowers before she passed away….she just couldn’t resist if she saw something on offer).  I’ve inherited her eye for a bargain but I try and restrain myself from buying any more than I actually need.  In saying that, a wise friend said if you find something timeless and which you absolutely love, then buy two or three or four….I wish I had done that with a pair of gloves I bought years ago.  They were cheap but the warmest gloves ever and after holding on to them for five years, I recently lost one which brought a tear to my eye.  So on that note, let’s talk keeping your mittens warm this winter.



I bought these lovely faux suede gloves from Tesco and wore them for the first time on Bonfire night.  They are thinsulated (don’t think that’s a word but I know it signals oodles of warmth).  At only £12, I am hoping these will last me for another five years but maybe I should take my own advice as above….

Buy Now

Tesco gloves supermarket mum
Tesco gloves


Now I lust after that very well know brand of fleezy suede slippers which cost more than a week’s shopping for a family of four so until I can justify plus £70 to keep my tootsies warm, these £4.99 slippers from Homebargains will do the trick.  They are also machine washable.

Homebargains slippers supermarketmum
Homebargains Slippers


I know not everyone is a fan of Panettone or Pandoro  but I love it with some fruit and cream.  The packaging is also really pretty this year.  The Panettone is £2.25 and the Pandoro is £3.29.  In store now.

Panetonne Pandora Aldi
Aldi Panetonne and Aldi Pandoro


I sometimes amaze myself about what I get excited about and hope I’m not boring you.  I picked up this pack of 12 morning rolls from Aldi this week and served them with soup to the boys.  They didn’t touch the sides and I was just a tad annoyed (read raging), when I reached to get one myself and they were gone (if you have teenagers, you will sympathise).  Delicious warm with butter.  £0.99 pence for 12 rolls.

Morning rolls Aldi
Aldi morning rolls

This Week’s finds (week ending 3.11.17)


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Nothing like new bedding and loving this from Morrisons.  I already had the green/beige cushions.  The waffle bedding, square cushion and the heart cushion are all in store or online now.

White waffle double duvet set £17 – Buy now

White waffle cushion £10 – Buy Now

Heart embroidered cushion £8 – Can’t see it online but I got two this week in store.

Matalan tea light holder


I loved this tealight holder from Matalan until it fell down!  Will need to go and buy another one.  I got it in store this week £10.


These hot water bottle covers from Homebargains are really soft and furry and would make an ideal present/stocking filler.  Range in price from £3.99 – £5.99.

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Glass fish bowl from B & M £2.99.  Flowers from Aldi £4.18 for two bunches

A crate full of candles

I picked up this heart shaped crate from Homebargains £2.99 and the candles were £2.49 for a pack of two from B & M so this lovely new addition to my home cost in total £10.46.  I actually bought a few of the crates and use them for storing napkins, spices and small jars of cupboard essentials.

Homebargains crate and B & M candles