Is it wrong to want it all? Ramblings and other stuff

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  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    Well today's off to a good start. I've just saved about £50. Went onto the Next Sale website to but some bits for DS and the new baby, and there was hardly anything left, so just closed the window down. Plus we're off to the nearly new sale later where I bet there will be loads of good stuff.
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    I went to the Nearly New sale, and got loads of good stuff :j More than I would have got from the Next sale...
    I got 2 snuggly cardy's for the new baby, a cream dungaree set, 2 Next sleepsuits, a travel booster seat for DS, 3 maternity tops and a skirt for me, a buggy board for when DS is walking and new baby is in buggy, and a hip seat. All for £30!! :beer:

    Then we went to a bbq and had a burger and couple of sausages and I got to catch up with a friend I've not seen in a while.
    DS is having a nap now. I know it's late, but he got up really early, and we keep him up later on the weekend anyway so we can get a lie in.

    Hubby is making curry later too, oh and I've got my PJs on already :D So all in all a good day today.
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • Flower08
    Flower08 Posts: 4,771 Forumite
    LittleBit wrote: »
    I went to the Nearly New sale, and got loads of good stuff :j More than I would have got from the Next sale...
    I got 2 snuggly cardy's for the new baby, a cream dungaree set, 2 Next sleepsuits, a travel booster seat for DS, 3 maternity tops and a skirt for me, a buggy board for when DS is walking and new baby is in buggy, and a hip seat. All for £30!! :beer:


    Wow how on earth did you manage that??!! You must be really pleased with your bargains!

    I had a quick look on the website this morning but didnt see anything that took my fancy - couldnt face going into the store as its so manic when the sales on.

    Enjoy a nice relaxing evening!
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  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    Grrrr, we've just been to the supermarket and spent too much! AND we didn't even get any meat! The shop came to £57, although to be fair £10 was on a new iron that we really needed, and then we had to spend £5.50 on chocs for hubby's gran's birthday and 2 birthday cards. Still not impressed though!
    Had to put some diesel in the car too £23. Hopefully it will last until at least next Saturday.
    Oh, and we had KFC for lunch too and spent another tenner.

    All in all a flippin expensive day!
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    On the plus side though we've decided we're going to decorate the baby's room next. We went to Ikea and have seen a lovely wardrobe, chest of drawers and bookcase. They all come to about £250 though :eek:
    I'm going to keep my eye on Ebay to see if anything comes up, and also we will have a look at the Mamas and Papas outlet to see if they have anything discounted.
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    Just remembered we need to buy a new cot mattress for the cot too when the baby comes. More spending. It never ends!
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • Tixy
    Tixy Posts: 31,455 Forumite
    Have you considered joining freecycle for some of the baby equipment/furniture? Some really good stuff is given away on there and £250 sounds expensive. You could always paint wooden items to make them feel newer and so they co-ordinate.
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  • miemie
    miemie Posts: 646 Forumite
    Hi
    Just wanted to say good luck and well done with your bargains from the nearly new sale, I also had a look online at the next sale and there was'nt much so decided not to bother, thats a big step for me last summer i spent over £400 in there sale:eek:.
  • LittleBit_2
    LittleBit_2 Posts: 533 Forumite
    Tixy wrote: »
    Have you considered joining freecycle for some of the baby equipment/furniture? Some really good stuff is given away on there and £250 sounds expensive. You could always paint wooden items to make them feel newer and so they co-ordinate.

    I'm already a member of Freecycle, and have given away, and received loads from there. As we're trying to do our house up though I'd like to get some good quality matching furniture that will hopefully see baby through for a good few years.

    Believe me, most of the stuff in our house is from Freecycle, charity shops and donated from friends and relatives, we would just like to finally start buying some things that actually match and will hopefully last.
    Mummy to 3 fabulous boys all under 4 :eek:
  • Flower08
    Flower08 Posts: 4,771 Forumite
    LittleBit wrote: »
    Believe me, most of the stuff in our house is from Freecycle, charity shops and donated from friends and relatives, we would just like to finally start buying some things that actually match and will hopefully last.


    I know what you mean. I think alot of people will think i sound snobby but i cant stand having unmatching furniture in our flat!! Most of ours doesnt match as we have only been living away from our parents for a year, but i cant wait until we can afford to buy nice new matching stuff!
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