I popped into town this morning fully expecting loads of traffic and a struggle to find a parking space. Joy of joys...no trouble! I don't know whether people are waiting to do a big shop next week or whether they are well prepared this year. But I had an enjoyable morning and a bargain. About twice a year I get a voucher from Debenhams with whom I have a seldom used account. I have had this account for more years than I care to remember but the card gives me 20% discount at the coffee shop (useful for meeting DD occasionally) so I have kept it on. They sent me £5 with no minimum spend so my 5 pairs of socks cost me exactly 50p! I am really pleased with that and the icing on the cake was that I remembered I had a £5 gift card for Boots in my bag ( a reward for doing surveys) so I had a free sandwich and drink for lunch too.
I have had a lovely browse around town, dropped the bag of goodies into the CS and posted some last minute cards. Now I am sitting at the computer with a hot coffee with a shot of Bailey's in it. Simple pleasures :)
Day #16 a handmade Christmas card sold online and 100% of the proceeds have been donated to Help for Heroes.
Day #17 As my trip into town cost so little I bought some goodies for the Food Bank. Thinking of the children, I bought some little boxes of chocolate covered biscuits, some nets of chocolate coins, some value toffees, a bag of chocolate pieces, a Christmas pudding and some 10p bags of kiddy mix sweets.
Day #18 (I am paying this in advance as tomorrow will be spent entirely with FiL) The gift is 2 boxes of mince pies for the Food Bank trolley.
Have a lovely day everyone and thanks so much for popping in x