Just back from a successful charity shop marathon rummage in Bexhill. I adore shopping in charity shops; re-use, re-cycle and most importantly to get some bits we would not usually have the budget for*.
We bought a music stand for £4.00, according to another couple in the shop, it was almost identical to one they'd bought in an antique shop yesterday for £11.00 in Lewes. So bargain priced. Also very helpful couple showed us how to put it up. This may or may not be a present for a friend - am suspecting may not.
Jem got a toy dog kennel for 30p, and a pencil sharper in the shape of a dog (of course) for 50p. She's very pleased with her kennel as it has a carry handle and is perfect for the various Crookshanks she looks after.
Ol wanted total tat so managed to persuade him away from McDonalds toys, and on to a 'normal' shop buy of a excavate your own dinosaur for £1.50.
And I spent the most money by getting a plain ish new t-shirt (Next quite high necked so hopefully designed to make boobs look bigger), a pair of jeans (can't work out where from), and the bestest thing. Which, admittedly I need to do an extra week of the idiot proof diet before it will actually be wearable. But that is ok as it will be in the wash. A long denim dress, very very similar to this one - http://tattyhousehastings.blogspot.com/2009/03/if-you-wanted-to-say-i-had-too-much.html
We're all delighted with our purchases - love bargains...and love shopping, even it it has to be on the cheap these days.
*and to be honest, don't actually need but just fancy.