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

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 31-Mar-13 15:42:17

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

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sun 31-Mar-13 15:47:41

Lindt chocolate with caramel and sea salt

Bunch of tulips.

Lush solid shampoo which leaves my hair gleaming

Fresh Chelsea bun from the local bakery

Bird feeder outside my window covered in goldfinches (technically costs more than 5 cos I have to refill it)

CaulkheadUpNorth Sun 31-Mar-13 15:51:05

Tiger bread/ciabatta and lurpak

Good coffee

Dove soap

Books (from charity shop/library)

seeds which grow

sending and recieving postcards (not sure how much stamps are, but i think its less than £5)

nail varnish

lucysmam Sun 31-Mar-13 15:51:41

random kitchen gadgety stuff from quid shop (like my new spud peeler that catches the peelings) some might be utter shite but i enjoy trying them out smile.

my fishes (technically as a whole it cost hundreds to put together but a new fish -or three- on the rare occasion i buy them costs less than a fiver)

galaxy caramel smile

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 31-Mar-13 15:52:02

Oh yes to Lindt sea salt and the caramel salt one is brilliant too.

And tiger bread and Lurpak is a genius suggestion!

Selks Sun 31-Mar-13 15:53:28

A new bottle of Geranium essential oil (usually around three quid). Smells gorgeous with a few drops on a tissue on the radiator. Or Grapefruit oil depending on mood.

CardinalRichelieu Sun 31-Mar-13 16:00:16

A bath
Jam doughnut
Detective novel/historical tack from charity shop
Painting my nails
Watching Merlin on iplayer blush
Private Eye

Toasttoppers Sun 31-Mar-13 16:01:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Startail Sun 31-Mar-13 16:01:23

A bottle of cold coke on a hot day. Especially on the train or in the car going home.

A good cup of black coffee on the 99% of British days that are not hot.

Notafoodbabyanymore Sun 31-Mar-13 16:02:36

I love this thread - it's making me smile!

landofsoapandglory Sun 31-Mar-13 16:05:42

My hamster, he was only £4.95. He is so lovely, he makes a little nest out of my hair and goes to sleep on my shoulder.

Lots of my kindle books.

Balls of wool to knit with.

BehindLockNumberNine Sun 31-Mar-13 16:06:10

Sitting in my friend's cosy kitchen with a cup of coffee and some homemade cakes having a good chat.

A warm shower and slipping into pyjamas before snuggeling up on the sofa under a blanket with a good book.

A jar of nutella and a teaspoon blush

Brand new woollen kneesocks (not the height of fashion but oh so soft and cosy)

A bottle of Gallo White Zinfandel wine (only under a fiver when on offer though, but when it is on offer it makes me extra happy)

A bunch of daffs or tulips - guaranteed to make me smile for days smile

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 31-Mar-13 16:11:06

Even better than a jar of Nutella and a teaspoon - a jar of Nutella and a packet of Digestives to dip in it! smile

FarleyD Sun 31-Mar-13 16:12:00

A walk in the country.

Watching the sea on a stormy day.

Getting into a clean bed, after a shower, with a cup of tea, some chocolate and a good book.

Bag of Maltesers.

Looking at a picture of George, the best cat ever, who sadly died when he was only eight months old sad. Dd got me one of those big canvas pictures of him, and although it makes me sad, it also makes me really happy and I'm forever sighing over it and saying "oh, he was so cute".

BikeRunSki Sun 31-Mar-13 16:15:03

A swim with my 4 yo
Discounted bottle of wine
Train to Sheffield + whatever free exhibition is on.
Soya hot choc and a sit down in Starbucks
Parking next to work, rather walking a mile from closest free street parking
Sushi takeaway
Buying lunch instead of making a pack up at 6am or 11pm
New socks!
Another vote for second hand paperbacks

EllaFitzgerald Sun 31-Mar-13 16:32:44

A big bottle of radox in a lovely hot bath
Hot buttered toast
A bag of chips with lots of salt & vinegar
Reading the Sunday papers in bed
A glass of something cold in a pub garden in the summer
A round of crazy golf
Having a picnic in the park with DH
Babysitting our nieces

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sun 31-Mar-13 16:36:37

A new ball of merino wool. Only works if you are a knitter or crocheter though!
The Easter Egg trail we did today at Sheffield Park Gardens (already NT members)
A run or walk on the South Downs.
Kindle book.

lottieandmia Sun 31-Mar-13 16:37:08

Great thread

one of those large pretzels covered in salt or cheese
skinny hot chocolate in Starbucks

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 31-Mar-13 16:37:16

A picnic is a good idea. Would you do that even when it's cold outside?

dopeysheep Sun 31-Mar-13 16:38:54

Punnet of raspberries.
Yoghurt covered apricots.
Fluffy socks.

Love the hamster! Although don't they wee all the time? A continuous dribble I was told.

Once upon a time I would have said a pack.of ten Marlboro menthols but not any more.

marriedtoagoodun Sun 31-Mar-13 16:39:20


RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 31-Mar-13 16:40:10

Is a bottle of Badedas less than a fiver nowadays? That always feels like a treat.

SPsFanjoTheBigStickyHaribo Sun 31-Mar-13 16:42:05

10 cigs

Cheap £5 bottle of wine

Huge bar of chocolate and a bag of Tangfastics.

SPsFanjo, always keeping it classy

Mellygrump Sun 31-Mar-13 16:42:12

Great idea. Yes yes to fresh flowers, clean bedding and pyjamas and a good trashy novel!
I 'd add a new conditioner for my hair (always in the hope it will end up glossy!) coffee and cake in the local garden centre and clearing all the rubbish / notices / drawings off the fridge and notice board - that makes me feel calm and in control ( for about a day!).

BehindLockNumberNine Sun 31-Mar-13 16:42:13

Ooooh yes, I love Badedas. Did want to put it but have only found the large bottle for over £10 in our local shops so did not think it would count as it is definately over £5!!

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