Saturday, 25 June 2016

Saving Up

Well hello,

Here at thrift world the Poundshop Princess is tightening the purse strings.  Are you saving up for anything in particular you ask? Well yes I am I reply.

We are currently saving up for a new to us car, a few weeks ago our car was caved in down one side by a passing work van.  It was all a bit of a nightmare really and a few other things are beginning to drop off it too so it is time to search for a new one.

After a few weeks of spending on school holidays, school trips, Pixie and Peaches birthday (next week) I am now reigning the spending in so that we can save some pennies.  I have a few more outlays to fork out for yet such as car insurance (already saved for) new school uniform (already saved for, will be buying this in next few weeks) and spends for our annual holiday (already saved for).  Forward planning really is the name of the game to money saving and budgeting that and research. 

School uniforms will be purchased from Tesco's I buy uniform from there every year and it washes and wears well.  I collect the club card points from Tesco and the plan is to get vouchers to patch for days out.

We have three and a half weeks left of the school year so I am currently on the search for things to do in the summer holidays to keep the kids entertained.

Do you have any plans for the summer holidays?

Have fun

Dawn

Schools Art Exhibition (image heavy)

Well hello there,

The sun's out today cracking the flags so off we trundled to view the art exhibition containing artwork made by children in the local Primary Schools.  Princess who took part in felting club last term has her felted flowers that she made in this exhibition (pictured below).  I was really impressed with the children's artwork, full of colour and fun.  Some really talented children here.

Enjoy

Dawn

Sunday, 19 June 2016

We've been busy

Well hello,

We have been so busy lately so I thought I would have a quick catch up.  Princess has returned from her school trip to France this week, she also had her confirmation at church.  Currently trying to catch up with all the washing and get things sorted ready for everyone next week for work and school.  We also have a high school meeting coming up too, very scary.

Have a good week

Dawn x

Drayton Manor

Well hello,

This weekend we went to Drayton Manor.  A theme park for all ages from tots (Thomas land) through to family rides to scary rollercoaster rides for those who are more adventurous.  We went for Pixie's 6th birthday, we had a whale of a time.  A family of 5 ticket cost us £95 for a full days fun, we took a picnic with us and had a ball. 

Anyone else been to Drayton Manor?

Have fun

Dawn x