I've come to realise that I am quite accomplished at buying things for much less than they would normally be. And I'm really enjoying this hobby of mine.
I love to shop, I'm one of those people who gets a nice little rush when I come home with a pile of shopping bags, or I find a pile of parcels at my front door. I'm a marketing dream and yet I'm not. I will scour the internet for the best price possible and it takes a lot for me to part with my hard-earned pennies, especially once I've decided whether or not I can recreate the item for myself.
I've a few tricks up my sleeve, when it comes to eBay, and I'll be sharing them all in a special post as part of a project I'm working on, very soon. But for now, here are two things I thrifted from the online barrel of unwanted things. And they are for William.
But I stumbled across this a few weeks back and I suddenly had my game-face on. With minutes, I'd won William a giant abacus, for just £7.00.
I travelled to pick it up with my dad this weekend and William has loved knocking the beads from side-to-side and he's been counting with me too. Educational, gorgeous and fun.
This rocking horse was also collected at the weekend, after I won a bidding war at the very last second and managed to take this beautiful wooden fellow home for just £10.99. He's quite old and well-used, but he's perfect as he is. He'll be getting a good wipe down at the weekend as I suspect the poor, old thing has been languishing in a cellar for quite some time.
Needless to say, William loves them both and It's possibly the best £17.99 I've ever spent - and they will be treasured toys for years to come. I certainly won't be parting with them in my lifetime.