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this weekend I bought...

topshop duffle coat, AMAZING find, actually found this in the back of the Sue Ryder where I volunteer and squirrelled it away before it got chance to go out to the general public on the shop floor, it’s 80% wool so it’ll be amazingly toasty in winter, and it’s a size 12 😮 this is why I had reservations about it, I’m always buying stuff to ‘slim in to’ but this is a lovely fit, the only place it’s a bit squishy is the tops of my arms… anyway it was less than a tenner, I’ve hung it out on line and given it a good febreeze as it’s dry clean only and there’s only one in town and it’s super expensive 😩 336 more words


Trust make significant awards to Local Charities - March 2017

Following a period of careful stewardship of the trust , the trustees found themselves in a position to make a number of significant donations to local charities to continue the trusts aim to support those in need in Doncaster . 57 more words

Trust Grants

today I bought...

my favourite charity shop reopened today after a refurb YAY (Age UK – my town has two, one of them is better) ANYWAY it’s now lovely and bright, fresh, with air conditioning 😮 such luxury ❤️ I’d made up my mind that I was going to buy SOMETHING, probably a book or DVD to support them on their first day of reopening but I fell in love with this super soft and fluffy Hollister pullover (£4.99), it’s currently hanging in my bathroom having been thoroughly ‘febreezed’ because of course it’s hand wash only 🙄 and yes it’s August but stores are starting to bring out autumnal clothing, which I’m all about, I’ve got a gorgeous Topshop tartan duffle coat squirrelled away in Sue Ryder where I volunteer. 72 more words


a few recent purchases


(from left to right)

top row – Paperchase necklace, Whistles skinny jeans, Converse low tops

bottom row – River Island clutch bags, Birkenstock sandals, Diesel hold-all



my name is Christabel, I live in a small town in the North East of England and I am OBSESSED with charity shops / thrift stores / car boots / jumble sales anything where I can buy second hand good, mostly clothing, shoes, bags and jewellery. 314 more words


Neither Waif Nor Stray: The Search For A Stolen Identity by Perry Snow

Following my review of “Teaching Children to Clean“, I was offered the chance to review another title from Universal Publishers for free and my eye was caught by Neither Waif Nor Stray: The Search For A Stolen Identity by Perry Snow. 889 more words