Saturday, 16 August 2014

Bargain hunting

The list of items which the EFG needs to take to Aberdeen is quite long, so we made a start on it today.  A particular charity shop had been recommended as THE local place to get household goods, but they seem to have suffered a lack of household donations lately - they had no cutlery or glasses at all today - but lots and lots of Shoes.  Sadly, we didn't need shoes.

We mooched around the town for a wee while and had a good look in some of the other shops, before I took the girls to Morrison's for a treat lunch for them.  The EFG wryly commented that some of her friends have had meals out and champagne for their celebrations and she got to go to Morrison's for fish and chips, but when you go out as often as we do [not], then Morrison's best is a treat!  Even better, I met another local preacher in there and we had a lovely catch up - his wife played the organ for me for the FH's funeral and it was the first time we had seen them since, so they were eager to know how we're doing and how the EFG's results had turned out.

This afternoon we headed further north into Lincolnshire and visited first my aunt and uncle, and then my cousin and her husband.  We had a good chat at both houses, and then travelled home via Morrison's again to make use of a couple of vouchers to get £10 of meat for £5 - I had already acquired one and then my aunt gave me another one!  It was a busy day in the meat department there, probably caused by the vouchers, so we ended up not having a lot of choice, but I brought home 4 x 500g minced beef, two lots of stewing steak and a large brisket joint, all for £10.  Rather a lot of beef, but it will last us for ages!

Tonight, I have just had a snack tea and the girls have made themselves something, and we are all watching tv, knitting and occupying ourselves in the same room with one eye on Twilight: New Moon.  These last nights are for spending together, pootling around and generally just being.  The EFG bought a lovely multi-photo frame this afternoon and has spent the last hour sorting out photos of the four of us, printing them and cutting them to size.  She just needs one of her brother and it will be finished.......

Hope you are all having a good weekend with those you love xx

6 comments:

Bridget said...

Sounds like a busy but fruitful day. I like the sound of the pictures in the frame x

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

Some good meat bargains there. It's good to hear that things are jogging along nicely for you. Any more job news?

Julee Gray said...

A lot of charity shops seem to be short of donations, maybe it's because so many people have been carbooting with all the good weather we've been having x

rabbitquilter said...

I had an amazing weekend! No1 son (the son of DoE 'mishap'!!) organised a surprise bbq for my '0 -deary me' birthday!!! I had a fabulous time, he had worked SO hard on all my surprises, even a 'This is your Life' book!! with cards signed by Michael Ball, Alan Titchmarsh, all the London/Irish rugby team AND my beloved Cliff Richard. I have been so spoilt! A weekend to remember!! I did better than you! I didn't wake up until 10.30 on Sunday!! It's tough being old!!!! XX

Morgan said...

@RQ - how exciting! Your family has spoiled you well - what a treat. Sounds like you have had a fantastic weekend - a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the Fen Gang xxx

rabbitquilter said...

Thank you!! Had a PINK wheelbarrow from No2 son!!! I love it!! XXX