In case all this is just gibberish to you, what I'm trying to tell you is that I'm feeling a bit flush !
I have a few extra quid (pounds) in my pocket and it feels good.
When you've got some extra wonga the best thing to do is go spend it !
Definitely don't go and get yourself some new winter boots because both your pairs have holes in them !
Don't go get yourself some badly needed under garments (because let's face it, in my case there's no-one to see them anyway !).
Don't save it all for a rainy day because that day may never come !
DO go spend some because - RETAIL THERAPY IS GOOD FOR YOU !!!
The first thing I spent my spondulies on, was a load of plants, but more on that another day. Then I went straight down to the largest charity shop I know.
It's a massive warehouse that once housed an environmental project, hence the backgrounds painted with green rolling hills !
The small items are arranged in colour co-ordinated sections, red, green and blue although it's a bit unnecessary when one needs to look at everything !
But it not very cheap, so I left behind the two plates below, even though they are the willow pattern with gold detail, and I do love a bit of blue and gold. One is priced at £5 and one at £7 - YIKES !!
I also love these old scales, but I have some and these are extortionately priced at £25 (about $40) - super YIKES !
There were two of these gorgeous chairs at £35 each but again, I think that's too much, and I don't have the space anyway.
I nearly came home with the candle sconce sitting on the chair, but I wasn't loving the shape.
So what did I buy - well I got these two lovely Wedgewood soup plates, that I don't really need, but hey they are in perfect condition and only cost £2.50 for the two.
This cute little dutch dish, that cleaned up really well and is now a spoon rest for when I cook.
This metal planter, because I can't resist 'feet' and handles. The plastic flowers got thrown out and I think it'll get a makeover, although I quite like the little hand painted detail.
So what do you think, I didn't go too crazy did I, but the best is yet to come !
Yes the spending didn't stop there. More on that next time.
And the reason why I'm feeling flush, well I had a bit of a promotion.
I didn't particularly want the responsibility or the extra work load, but I seriously needed a pay rise.
Basically the head chef left and I was offered his job, so I took it.
I don't have his chef-ing skills, because I'm not a professional but I'm trying to keep up his standard.
It also means that I don't have his wage, but my wage has gone up enough to make a difference, so it's so nice to have a few extra sheckles to spend.
I've also been doing, and been paid for, a lot of overtime, so the retail therapy takes the edge off my aching limbs !