Tesco were running a promotion that if I spent £40 this week I could save £40 off my shopping next week. I didn't want to spend £40. However after facing up to the horrific state of DH's duvet cover I added on a duvet cover from Tesco for £14, and while I was at it I made the total up to £40.28.
Image taken from the Tesco website - I'll review the product later!
I will still end up spending more than I wanted to next week, but there are a lot of little bits I can get for bear's stocking, so it could be worse. We certainly don't need alcohol and I'm running down the freezer in the run up to Christmas, but I will be adding glittery paint and paper to the basket.
I also pottered through town today on the way to visit father and saw this - it made me smile.
Though I wish I could reproduce bear's expression when I explained to him this morning that it wasn't a new door bell next door but a Christmas decoration. Next door get a bit giddy. To be honest, this year so am I!