Lovely things that make you happy and cost a fiver or less

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Bought an enormous bunch of daffs in M&S yesterday for £3 and am smiling every time I see them.

Twinings Earl grey costs less than a fiver for a big box.

A cup of coffee and a muffin in Starbucks.

3 books for a pound in our local charity shop.

What else? Inspire me please! smile

lisad123everybodydancenow Sat 20-Apr-13 21:17:06

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coffeewineandchocolate Sat 20-Apr-13 21:12:38

Coffee, wine, chocolate- oh and sex grin

dementedma Sat 20-Apr-13 21:10:26

Bunch of daffs for one pound in asda.

MERLYPUSS Thu 04-Apr-13 10:50:17

Yes! The chips have to be by the seaside and it has to be too cold to take your coat off.
Walk in winter sun with kids and mad Labradoodle.
Coming home to tea/hot chocloc and thawing out.

serin Wed 03-Apr-13 21:15:25

Soap and Glory shower gel.

Cheese and Onion Cornish pasty (by the sea)

Nice new pilot fineliner pen.

Yes to charity shops, I bought DD a Ralph Lauren cable knit jumper today for £3!

Just remembered Aveeno body lotion (when on offer!) and Flexitol handcream (which might be £6 but is brilliant, so worth the extra pound!).

Also -

green jelly

making a tray of fairy cakes

a fried egg sandwich with HP sauce

Too many of mine are food-related.

WildlingPrincess Tue 02-Apr-13 20:05:50

Red wine.

racingheart Tue 02-Apr-13 20:04:11

Yes to clothes from Ebay. I got a stunning jacket that has had loads of compliments, and a gorgeous silk top - both under a fiver.

Wereonourway Mon 01-Apr-13 21:47:29

Some random bath toys for ds and me ds loves them and seeing him happy is always worth it

Cuppa and a cake at Starbucks on a Saturday morning

The brand new shoes I got off ebay yesterday that were £45 when I tried them on in the shop at Xmas.

A new book to share with ds after browsing in the book shop for half an hour.

A scone from our local tea shop for my fabulous dad

An Asda make your own pizza and a diet coke

MERLYPUSS Mon 01-Apr-13 21:41:34

Chips in the street with loads of vinegar

paintyourbox Mon 01-Apr-13 17:24:14

When I was a student, every Tuesday I used to buy Grazia and a bar of chocolate then go home, take my duvet on to the sofa and read the mag/eat the chocolate with a giant mug of tea. Fabulous and cheap!

BikeRunSki Mon 01-Apr-13 10:00:44

A packet of fresh pasta, garlic bread (value baguette ones are less than 50p) and tub of sauce Quick, easy lunch that everyone will eat. Minimum.cooking and minimum washing up.

BikeRunSki Mon 01-Apr-13 09:58:08

A hand car wash when my car is filthy.

racingheart Sun 31-Mar-13 23:19:59

Thanks Rowan and Remus

Thanks Rowan. smile

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 31-Mar-13 22:05:13

Hi there

We've moved this to Credit Crunch now.

I've reported it, and asked MN HQ if they might be able to move it.

Creme caramel = food of the Gos btw and v cheap, but even better with a sprinkling of sea salt on it!

Have got another - homemade rocky road using Basics chocolate and Basics salted peanuts and Basics digestives. Makes a tin full for less than £2.

Oooh a supermarket trifle. Or a homemade trifle, come to that.

Worriedaboutapal Sun 31-Mar-13 21:44:32

And I know this sounds weird but tonight - when have a bad, bad cold and two little ones needing me 24/7:

Paracetamol (thank goodness for living in a first world country eh?)

Worriedaboutapal Sun 31-Mar-13 21:33:37

Lovely thread.

Good idea to transfer it to Credit Crunch racingheart but I don't know how.

Here's mine:
An Irish coffee (under £5 in pub)
Looking through happy photos of the DCs
Fried egg and bacon bap from a cafe, usually eaten in the car with Radio 4 on
My apple-green shower curtain (just a lovely colour to see)
Yes yes to fresh flowers - currently have miniature red roses in the bathroom and daffs in the living room
Tesco own Creme Caramel

All sorts of activities with the DCs too - planting seeds, playing with coloured ice cubes, reading stories etc....

FarleyD Sun 31-Mar-13 21:24:49

What's bubble tea?

sjupes Sun 31-Mar-13 21:23:48

I love getting a pot of tea and a scone with clotted cream and jam - it's around 3.50 pretty much everywhere and it makes me so happy when i have that and a half hour to myself smile

racingheart Sun 31-Mar-13 21:22:31

This thread is brilliant. How do I suggest to MNHQ that it should be transferred to the Credit Crunch section as it's a great resource for having fun and treats on a tight budget.

Flisspaps Sun 31-Mar-13 21:22:05

Ribbon for 30p/m from the market

Beads or jewellery findings for 99p

Craft stuff from Poundland

Branded quick dry nail varnish from the market for 99p (who cares if it's last season's colour?)

The fact I can buy ALL of the above for less than £5 grin

ArtVandelay Sun 31-Mar-13 21:16:51

A ripe avocado. A big sheet of stickers and coloured paper to make pictures with toddler. Nail varnish in neon colours. Giant box of Omo with Arabic language instead of European (half the price from the discount shop). Primark socks and flipflops. H&M vests in white or crazy colours. A big photo print.

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