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Is this lovely? and can i use the child benefit to buy it?

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stroppyknickers Sun 21-Sep-08 22:16:55

ok, I am wearing a white dress, black and white kitten heels, and I really, really want this - www.luluguinness.com/50s_evening_bag_small_pollyanna.php
but am I being blinded by the name. I think I love it. Am off to bed and will go with majority vote on a)is it lovely and b) can I use chben for it?
Thanks.

stroppyknickers Sun 21-Sep-08 22:17:37

Forgot to mention - am not actually sat here in get up. Am really in jeans and t-shirt iyswim...

KatieDD Sun 21-Sep-08 22:19:07

No you cannot use your child benefit to buy it, good god how will you afford gin if you waste it all on a bag ??

Goober Sun 21-Sep-08 22:20:30

Yes and Yes.

littlelapin Sun 21-Sep-08 22:20:50

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stroppyknickers Sun 21-Sep-08 22:20:56

Special Brew? I will wait for a second opinion (I might cry if everyone says no) grin

LyraSilvertongue Sun 21-Sep-08 22:21:04

Lovely. A bit pricey though.

brimfull Sun 21-Sep-08 22:21:19

a) lovely but not worth £125
b) as it's a waste no you cannot use the chben for it

stroppyknickers Sun 21-Sep-08 22:22:02

LL - brilliant idea. I have four, so start the bidding now...(hmm. Mumsnet possibly not most obvious place to flog off kids)

LyraSilvertongue Sun 21-Sep-08 22:22:52

If you use ch ben, will the children go without food? wink

JackieNo Sun 21-Sep-08 22:23:37

It's lovely, but just sooo expensive. How about this?

mckenzie Sun 21-Sep-08 22:24:19

whereabouts in the Southeast do you live SK? If you are close enough for me to borrow it then I insist that you buy it! I think it's perfect.

mazzystar Sun 21-Sep-08 22:24:59

its not very special or very nice
i think you could have more fun elsewhere with your family allowance

stroppyknickers Sun 21-Sep-08 22:25:30

Lyra - is that a trick question before I answer. As in, if they won't we shouldn't receive it and it should be means tested? Please don't make me do political at this time of night! grin (Cautious emoticon) We really need the child benefit, but if I was really careful, they could still eat, and I have paid for school dinners up front, and one is still being breastfed. Do I sound a tad desperate!

DoubleBluff Sun 21-Sep-08 22:26:59

Very dull bag.
Only paying for the name.

LyraSilvertongue Sun 21-Sep-08 22:27:50

No, no, I meant if it's their food money you're spending, don't do it. If it's just general family money and you can afford it, then go for it. Meant it tongue in cheek, honest smile

islandofsodor Sun 21-Sep-08 22:27:55

well I wouldn't spend £125 on a bag but our child benefit just goes into mine and dh's bank account and gets used each month along with the rest of our income on whatever we wish to spend it on.

littlelapin Sun 21-Sep-08 22:28:18

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JackieNo Sun 21-Sep-08 22:30:00

This instead?

expatinscotland Sun 21-Sep-08 22:31:50

it's not lovely. and only a Brit would pay such a whacking amount for such a banal item.

it's like littlelapin's jumper, a rip-off AND fug.

please, don't be taken for a mug like all the other bourgeois out there.

at least get something leatha' .

twinsetandpearls Sun 21-Sep-08 22:32:10

Little lapin I have some shoes just like link number one, I suspect they may have been a few months child benefit, maybe I should have more children so I can buy miore shoes.

I am amazed if a woman who has had three kids could wear that dress.

JackieNo Sun 21-Sep-08 22:33:37

Coast?

littlelapin Sun 21-Sep-08 22:33:53

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Hassled Sun 21-Sep-08 22:34:17

Nice, but not £125's worth of CB nice.

expatinscotland Sun 21-Sep-08 22:34:59

finally, someone who knows the origin of 'leatha' .

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