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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

ENormaSnob Sun 31-Mar-13 16:43:28

A big mac meal with a milkshake blush

Half price bottle of red wine

Punnet of strawberries and tub of cream

A pineapple

Gingerbread or eggnog latte

Dh cooking me a curry

A magazine with a decent freebie

Banoffee pie - never actually had this but fancied it for about 3 days now!!

EllaFitzgerald Sun 31-Mar-13 16:43:30

Remus - Definitely. We just swap sandwiches and cold drinks on the grass for hot sausage rolls and hot chocolate snuggled up on a park bench.

Just looked and a little bottle is around £6 but the shower gel is only a couple of pounds.

Aww Ella - that sounds lovely! How do you keep your sausage rolls hot?

Itsjustafleshwound Sun 31-Mar-13 16:44:43

A call 'home' - to family living overseas
It is a very ccold heart that doesn't cheer up at the sight of some daffs in bloom or some bulbs making tneir way out of the winter gloom
My kids in their cartoon onsies!
DH coming home early in time for doing the bedtime routine
A big bar of good chocolate

MakeNoResolutions Sun 31-Mar-13 16:48:38

A latte and a huge slice of cake at our favourite cafe
Walking to said cafe and then strolling home again
Having my car washed
A game of Scrabble
A huge ongoing nearly impossible jigsaw set up on the dining table, bought from the charity shop

EMUZ Sun 31-Mar-13 16:48:51

A Lush bath bomb
A new eyeshadow/nail varnish/lip balm
Painting my nails
A glossy mag and a cup of tea
Cake grin
Hotel chocolat caramel puddles
New song from iTunes
Clean ironed bedding
Only counts if you have a juicer I guess but juicing all the left over veg/fruit - I have in my glass carrot, spinach, apple, ginger, lime and cucumber

LaFataTurchina Sun 31-Mar-13 16:52:15

The giant cinnamon pretzels at Victoria station.
A cheapie bunch of flowers to put on the mantlepiece.
nice new lip balm.
a new episode of The Big Bang Theory.

OrchidLass Sun 31-Mar-13 16:55:39

A really nice strong cup of Yorkshire tea.
Lemon meringue Krispy Kreme doughnut.
Sitting under the tree in the garden in the summer reading and watching the DCs play.
Movie night at home with DH and DCs.
Looking through old photos.
Freshly baked ginger cookies.

jenduck Sun 31-Mar-13 16:56:20

New clothes for me or Dh or dcs from car boot sale (can usually get something for 50p)

Watching a programme I have recorded once kids are in bed.

A stint on the exercise bike.

A cuddle from the cat on my lap.

Sex wink

crazynanna Sun 31-Mar-13 16:59:08

1 x Margarita smile

YES to a Margarita - why didn't I think of that? smile

comfysofas Sun 31-Mar-13 17:01:07

Hot bath
Clean sheets
Good book
Waking the dog
reading in a quiet house snuggling the dog next to a coal fire
A noisy happy house full of people
the summer hmm

the winter

Loving this thread

YourHandInMyHand Sun 31-Mar-13 17:01:25

A glass of wine with a friend setting the world to rights.
A cup of tea in my garden (hot or cold weather I don't care).
Grooming my cat and hearing her purr.
Cheap bunch of flowers.

Have thought of a couple more -

- a perfectly ripe mango
- a coffee in Pret (only 99p) and a magazine
- an hour scrapbooking pictures from magazines
- re-reading a childhood favourite in the bath
- a dance around the kitchen to This Charming Man

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 31-Mar-13 17:04:18

A nice coffee and my book on my own.

PistachioTruffle Sun 31-Mar-13 17:06:20

Coffee and cake - normally a skinny vanilla latte with a slice of whatever takes my fancy
A frothy film downloaded from iTunes
A lush bubble bar - amandopondo is my favourite
A thick, glossy magazine - preferably with freebie
Little somethings from Accessorize or the like - pair of earrings, nail polish
Ebay bargains

Yes to second hand books too - I love diving into local charity shops and getting a handful of paperbacks for a fiver

Iheartcows Sun 31-Mar-13 17:06:43

Big bar of dairy milk with crunchie or big bag of giant buttons or big bag of twirl bites with a big glass of milk.

My £1 bunch of daffs from Tesco

Chicken, chorizo and chipotle mayo sandwich with sweet chilli walkers crisps and can of coke meal deal from Tesco £3. Add a trashy mag or 2 and I'm a happy bunny on a Friday afternoon.

Honey and chocolate smelly glade candle.

The lovely silver ballet pumps I got in the Tesco sale for £3

(I shop at Tesco way too much)

BestIsWest Sun 31-Mar-13 17:07:28

Coming home from work in daylight
Bunch of Daffs
Feet Heet Keeper socks
M&S Rose deodorant.
Free books on kindle.
Half a Coconut macaroon warm from the oven(just given to me by DH)

MooMooSkit Sun 31-Mar-13 17:07:53

Cold bottle of magners on ice in a beer garden on a hot summers day.

A good quickie grin

Bacon and egg mcmuffin meal

Eggnog latte on a cold day

Ten fags and a paper in the garden on a hot day

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Sun 31-Mar-13 17:09:04

Nespresso coffee capsules.

Hagen Daz ice cream

Four pack of Budweiser or Cobra.

Willdoitinaminute Sun 31-Mar-13 17:12:00

Yes to perfectly ripe mango had one last night and one still sitting in fridge for tonight. Only cost £2 for 2.

MakeNoResolutions Sun 31-Mar-13 17:14:04

A G&T with lots of ice - nearly all gone now though!

whatkungfuthat Sun 31-Mar-13 17:15:23

Pinot Grigio if its on a special offer
Shredded crispy beef with chilli
A paperback esp. Jack Reacher
Some amazon MP2 albums are less than a fiver

diamondee Sun 31-Mar-13 17:25:02

A bacon roll, mug of strong white coffee and a magazine in a cafe when I'm meant to be at college. I don't do it often but the time out is bliss

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