Sunday, 7 October 2012

Stoptober Update

Hello Friends

Welcome to new follower Alison.

I think I have done well this week, no, I know I have done well this week. Monday was L's 13th birthday. She got lots of lovely presents and one I would like to share with you.

Ls favourite colour is pink. I made this before the summer holidays, whilst she was at school, so she wouldn't see it and then hid it away. (It took 2 balls of the bobbly yarn and then I crocheted a fluffy edge). We then had a lovely tea at home. At half term we've  planed to take her and a Friend bowling and a sleepover. Tuesday I did a little Christmas shopping from my budget and Wednesday I went grocery shopping. No spending at all from Wednesday to Friday. 
My best day has to be Saturday. L was in a hip hop dance competition at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.We got the bus into town to save on parking and we didn't know how long we would be. We took a packed lunch and loads of snacks and drinks (it's very expensive in the Winter Gardens). She got as far as the second recall. Not bad for first time entering, she's determined to come away with a trophy next year. By mid afternoon L had had enough and was tired and so we came away but instead of leaving the building we went round the Vintage and Handmade Fair that was also on but in a different part of the building. There were some very nice stalls with lots of temptations but, I didn't spend a penny. After texting M, he picked us up and on the way home he told us about a new fairy shop that had opened so we went and had a look. Amazing, the shop was quite magical. Here is the website so you can take a peek of the products, again I didn't spend anything but it was very hard not to although I'm thinking Christmas.
How's your week been?


  1. Thanks for the welcome, and thanks for following me:) Sounds like a great week, I totally admire your restraint at the vintage and handmade fair!
    Happy Belated Birthday to your Daughter!


    1. Your welcome. I didn't take much money with me on purpose and I didn't know about the fair until after the dance comp.
      I passed on your birthday wishes and she says thank you.

  2. Sounds like you had a great week. Good luck with the rest of the month!

  3. Thank you Lena. I think the end of the month might be harder but we will have to see.


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