Monday, 24 June 2013

Its six months until Christmas Eve......

Hello bloggers and I hope you are all well. Thank you to my new followers who now total 99, if anyone else would like to follow please do as 100 is a nice number !

The year is whizzing by so fast and today is 24th June which makes it six months until Christmas Eve. Even though it falls on the same day each year there will still be some headless chickens running around buying food, presents etc on Christmas Eve. Christmas is always one thing that I am very organised with as I like to do as little as possible in December with regards to shopping. I hate going round having to fight my way through crowds and dawdlers. I always buy things in advance to make it as stress free and as inexpensive as possible, and I have quite a stash already.

I have bought some wine which is on offer 3 for £10 from Asda. I like to have some in stock for any last minute presents I may have overlooked and also in case of any visitors. I will get some more between now and then. Also another lucky find was a big box of Thornton's chocolates ( the one the size of a tray ! ) They were £4.99 from Home Bargains with long dates well into the New Year. I have bought two boxes to give as gifts to relatives. Then I saw them in Tesco, same sized box for £13.99. Needless to say I was very happy with my bargain. Have you started Christmas shopping yet, if so what bargains have you managed to get ? Cheerio for now x


  1. I always have really great intentions. I do try to start early but a lot of the shops won't do refunds or gift receipts early which is a pain.
    The chops were a good find. There are some great summer sales on at the moment.

    So nice to have you back blogging-I missed you.

    Much love
    Sarah x

  2. I have bought one christmas present from a jumble sale , it was a dove gift set ,they usually retail at around £10, i got it for £1.00 ,this will be my great aunts present , last year , i baked all my christmas presents , i baked boxes of 12 large cup cakes for a family and made 12 shotrbread biscuits to go with them , the cup cake boxes came from home bagains and some christmas decorated clear celophane bags with gold ribbon ties for the shortbread it cost me less than £5.00 per family , i might do the same again this year.