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edited 9 August 2011 at 3:09PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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    best bit of going on hols is a mooch in the local shops - nearly bought a mixer back from italy last year, very similar to a kenwood but much cheaper - but realistically we couldn't have fit it in the car.
    'We're not here for a long time, we're here for a good time
  • SaturnaliaSaturnalia Forumite
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    Funny this thread has come up now, I'm currently kicking myself as my neighbour is on hols in France and I forgot to ask her to bring me back some Savon de Marseilles, I love the stuff.
    Public appearances now involve clothing. Sorry, it's part of my bail conditions.
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    We've just come back from a week in Essex and my only souvenirs are three postcards for my scrapbook and two Jamie Oliver cookbooks which were £2 each in a charity shop.

    I did spend quite a lot of money though as DH came with me every time I went to the supermarket and kept sneaking things like razor blades and beer into the trolley.
  • Saturnalia

    I can get Savon de Marseilles in our local T K Maxx

    Mrs P P
    "Keep your dreams as clean as silver..." John Stewart (1939-2008)
  • SaturnaliaSaturnalia Forumite
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    Oh fab!!! I'll have a look tomorrow.
    Public appearances now involve clothing. Sorry, it's part of my bail conditions.
  • SailorSamSailorSam Forumite
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    The local mini mart did the most fantastic washing pegs I have seen, really solid thick plastic with strong metal spring and 24 in a pack for 90 cents!! I bought 6 packs to bring home...

    If you'd waited until you got home and when the gypsies come knocking at your front door you could have got a lifetime of free good luck with every packet of pegs sold.
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    What it may grow to in time, I know not what.

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  • JayJay14JayJay14 Forumite
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    We went to Florida in 2005 for our silver wedding taking just one suitcase between us. We bought another in Walmart while we were there and it came home full of groceries, cereals - fruit loops and lucky charms, choc bars, reese's cups, marshmallow fluff, you name it we shipped it.

    Our 3 (adult!!) children had sent us with a shopping list:rotfl:
  • Butterfly_BrainButterfly_Brain Forumite
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    Last time we were in Turkey we bought a huge round baking tin that you can cook anything and everything in - I wish I had bought some of the smaller size ones as well. we also got some brilliant trivets as well and all for less than £10
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  • lollipopsarahlollipopsarah Forumite
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    what a great post, thank you.
  • the_cakethe_cake Forumite
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    I do this too! Years ago we went over to France in the car, and came home with a kitchen sink ... it was lovely, white ceramic, double bowl and draining boards on both sides. And I have bought lots of little things over the years; I hate the sort of stuff they sell as souvenirs, would much rather buy something useful to remind me of a good holiday. Went to a Shaker village a few years ago in the USA, bought a tea towel. Still use it, still love it, reminds me of the beautiful calm Shaker houses....
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