The Tenner Waltz

Today we did our Ten Pound Dash and Hubby really set me a challenge this year as he asked me not to get him any sweeties.
Bang went 50% of my plan, though I refused to break tradition and not buy him a chocolate Father Christmas, which over the years has varied in style, size and cost.
choc santa(No Hubby, this is not it)

One of the cheapie shops closed at the beginning of this year and a month or so ago,  a Christmas shop was set up on the premises. It’s possible this is on a short lease as in both Lincolnshire and Dorset, shops like this used to sprout up in October but were gone by New Year.
I had hoped to find inspiration as well as bargains therein, but came out with neither, especially as most of the merchandise was beyond my pocket, ten pound dash or not.

They did however have tap dancing Santas at thirty quid which took me back to the Christmases we bought one for my in-laws. The first year was a fun gift,  but Dad loved it so much, we bought him another for the next two years which wound up (excuse pun) my mother-in-law a treat. That and the singing tie drove her nuts ( 😀 )

santaI had a nose around several of the charity shops as sometimes they get something a little unusual that isn’t necessarily second hand. Nothing doing there either.

We have a pound shop here where everything is exactly that, just one pound, but it seemed a bit of a cheat to get my stuff in there today.

Anyway, I managed to get a fair bit for my tenner. Everything is wrapped and I think Hubby will be pleased.
And apart from Santa, not a single sweetie as promised.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to The Tenner Waltz

  1. scifihammy says:

    I think it’s great fun to find small, interesting presents. 🙂 As a rule people spend Far too much over Christmas. The fun is in the giving and receiving and being together 🙂

    • I always liked the idea of the naffest gift for a pound (adults only, as I’d never disappoint a child). I got my sister a set of rubber ducks, and she got me a kid’s postal set! You won’t believe what I got Hubby ………… ssshh, secret, he reads my blog!

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