I have hated Birthdays ever since I turned 40 (a few years back now) but for some reason, didn't feel quite as depressed as usual. We got the news that my Mum would finally be coming out of hospital (after a heart attack on 22 Sept) and my youngest daughter, currently in her last year of A'Levels, received the Head Teachers Award for achievement at the Schools Awards Ceremony yesterday. We had a Chinese takeaway on Tuesday evening with the whole family except Uni Girl, to celebrate OH's Birthday and I went out for an Indian last night with one of my "besties" who always treats me to a meal to celebrate getting yet another year older!
I was over the moon with the gifts and money (£130) received and was very impressed that everyone had taken the time to actually take notice of the link to the blog post of my wish list, I had emailed them, as I got a few things I really wanted, the Liz Earle Cleanser, The Jamie Oliver 30 minute meals recipe book, the M&S sturdy slippers with grippy sole which will stop me from falling flat on my backside on the decking which I have already done twice this year and some Lancome make-up goodies, along with new knitted Ugg boots and a tidy amount of cash and way too much chocolate!
I have decided that I am going to hold on to the money to spend in the January Sales, so all I need to do now is think about what is missing from my wardrobe and try and fill the gaps with some bargain buys and beat the rise in the cost of living and the VAT increase with a few things that will see me through to Spring in Style.
Then there was even more excitement today when my shoe boots arrived! They are by "Head over Heels" as seen in my previous post, so you can guess what I shall be wearing to Little Mans end of term production tomorrow morning!
If you had £130 to spend in the sales, what would you buy?