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ILoveBray Sat 09-Mar-19 17:00:19

I was using my hair straighteners today, and realised that it's been 15 years since I purchased them. They are GHDs and I bought them in 2004. Used almost daily and they were £100. At the time I thought this was quite expensive. But working out cost per usage it's pretty amazing! They're still going strong.

What was the best money you ever spent on something and why?

I asked a friend, and she said it was the registration fee on a dating site, as she is now married with 2 children smile

Hunkyd0ry Sat 09-Mar-19 17:01:51

An extra night at a hostel on my gap year. It was a beautiful place. Met my now-husband the next day.

Easterbunnyiscomingsoon Sat 09-Mar-19 17:06:41

2019 best spend so far is my braces!! 6 weeks on and results showing already!!

OhTheRoses Sat 09-Mar-19 17:06:45

It wasn't actually my money but the set of stainless steel saucepans bought as a wedding present 28 years ago.

My orthotic inserts.

reup Sat 09-Mar-19 17:12:16

Buying my dog- he makes me smile every day.

Passthecake30 Sat 09-Mar-19 17:12:20

My parlux hairdryer, about 25 years old now.

Also orthotic inserts, worked wonders for my back pain, cost about £200 about 20 years ago.

Didrikson coats, about £150-£200 each, I've had them for about 8 years, they fit great on my 6ft frame.

capaciousbladder Sat 09-Mar-19 17:12:28

My pineapple corer. Makes me feel smug everytime I use it.
Also my insulated cafetière- the pleasure of coming back and finding there's another hot coffee ready a couple of hours after you had the first is wonderful grin

Madbengalmum Sat 09-Mar-19 17:13:39

My dog, best girl ever!

DarlingNikita Sat 09-Mar-19 17:14:39

Employing a cleaner.

My ceiling airer.

That's a bit sad isn't it grin

ILoveBray Sat 09-Mar-19 17:15:13

Loving these! Sometimes the smallest things bring the greatest pleasure.

reup your post about your dog made me smile smile

OhTheRoses Sat 09-Mar-19 17:17:02

My Hellebores. Cheering in the winter.

ILoveBray Sat 09-Mar-19 17:17:27

And Madbengalmum!

DarlingNikita I have a feeling if I ever employ a cleaner, they will overtake my straighteners in best value for money!

Galwaygirl Sat 09-Mar-19 17:18:23

My dyson!

CountessVonBoobs Sat 09-Mar-19 17:18:31

The room on the private postnatal ward after the birth of DC2. Turned what was a godawful time after the birth of DC1 into a lovely little babymoon.

Alarae Sat 09-Mar-19 17:18:41

Holiday to Canada with all the classic winter excursions.

The memories are worth it.

BananasAreTheSourceOfEvil Sat 09-Mar-19 17:19:59

My ghds are a similar age! I have a food processor that’s 17 and an electric hand whisk (kenwood) that’s the same age.

Rixera Sat 09-Mar-19 17:21:34

Really, really nice wardrobe. Makes me happy every morning when I fetch my socks. I pull them on and admire the wardrobe, bonus happiness if I need to fetch a jumper later on :')

EggplantVestibule Sat 09-Mar-19 17:22:07

My piano. It's was only a cheap one, but it opened up a love of music and a hobby that has seen me through so much!

teyem Sat 09-Mar-19 17:22:14

A robot hoover, it feels like cheating in a good way. grin

DingDongDenny Sat 09-Mar-19 17:22:15

My 2 cats - they are worth every penny

aimingforthesky Sat 09-Mar-19 17:22:53

Bean to cup coffee maker. Proper coffee in travel mug to sip on the way to work makes the whole day better and at weekends the frothy milk for cappuccinos feels like luxury!

Alsohuman Sat 09-Mar-19 17:23:31

Eye surgery, the joy of being able to see properly is immeasurable.

ginyogarepeat Sat 09-Mar-19 17:24:21

My son ❤️ very expensive fertility treatment but worth it times a million! (I don't consider him a purchase btw but he did cost a lot!)

Theunreasonableone Sat 09-Mar-19 17:24:42

£100 on a private consultation for fertility treatment. The doctor gave us a 6 month course of Clomid that day. DD1 came along eighteen months later and DD2 two years later.

hennaoj Sat 09-Mar-19 17:25:13

My 1st car, imported MX5 mk 1. I'd still have it now if some idiot company car driver hadn't run into the back of it and wrote it off. Insurance company wouldn't let me buy it back and it's still on the road 15 years later. I'm still annoyed as I can't track down the current owner.

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