Trapped In A Lift While Bargain Hunting!

Two Sundays ago I’d planned to do a little yellow-sticker shopping to top up my freezer. It was a gloriously sunny day and in the town where I live there were a number of events on, so I thought that my local Tesco would be pretty dead. In my mind this would hopefully equal lots of highly reduced food.

I set off at 2pm, the shop is only a 5 minute drive up the road and I was feeling pretty confident. This Tesco is a new fancy one which has a travelator and a lift that takes you up to the main floor. I almost took the travelator but at the last second I changed my mind.

I was in the lift with a few other customers – I pressed the button and off we went. Or so I thought. After the doors shut nothing happened! Eventually we started to move upwards… And then suddenly we dropped down. I felt like I was on a real-life Tower of Terror ride. Thankfully, there wasn’t much of a drop but it became apparent that we were very much stuck in the lift. Although it was a bit scary, I pressed the alarm button and we thought we’d soon be rescued. I pressed it again. And again. And again. No one responded and I started to panic a little! It was really hot and I was feeling faint – I did not want to pass out but I sure felt like I was going to. We got our our mobiles to try and call the store but none of us had signal. The guy in the lift with us tried to force the door open, but to avail. I know it’s dramatic, but I thought we’d never be found and die in there! One of the ladies in the lift started to press all of the buttons again – I’m not sure if it was that or the lift just started to behave itself, but we finally moved upwards again and got out. Nobody on the outside seemed to have a clue that we were stuck in there!

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A Little Biscuit Recipe!


I don’t know about you, but there once was a time (many years ago I might add) where I didn’t look so fondly towards own-brand products. Why is that? You might wonder- well, I’m not quite sure myself. Value products have been looked down upon in the past by so many people – I remember if I did buy a cheaper version of something, I’d make sure it was hidden amongst the rest of my shopping cart so nobody saw. Nowadays though, I find myself buying mostly own-brand products and I’m proud of how much money I’m saving for doing so. Supermarkets have also become pretty savvy themselves by widening their ranges and revamping their packing from drab to fab to try and entice us.

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A Thrifty Easter Treat!

Like many others, at Easter I make corn-flake ‘nests’ – I don’t remember a year that I haven’t made them! They’re so easy to do and you can go to town on the decorating if you’re all about the aesthetics. I’m much more of a ‘bare minimum’ type-person in the presentation department, but taste is very important.

I’d normally use Kelloggs cornflakes, Cadbury mini eggs and some kind of branded chocolate to make my treats, but this year I thought I’d go a bit more budget.


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Toys Reduced To Clear At Tesco!

I’m a big kid at heart and love looking around the toy aisles at the supermarket. I don’t have anyone to buy for – but there’s no harm in browsing. Sometimes I see things that I know other people will want to buy – I guess I’m a sale-bargain personal shopper of sorts!

At the moment Tesco have some great ‘reduced to clear’ toys. I’ve taken a few snaps but I was getting stared-out by some ten-year-olds who seemed to have been dumped in the toy section by whoever they came with. They were sitting there eating some just-cooked chicken and touching everything with their greasy fingers – gross. Feeling unwelcome on ‘their’ territory this afternoon, I didn’t take pictures of all of the best deals, but you’ll get a feel for what savings are around.

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Bathroom Accessories From 50p Now At Asda!

Asda is my favorite place to pick up home items. For my taste, their stuff is spot on: It’s on trend and reasonably priced. I always recommend the ‘George at Home’ range when it comes to updating home furnishings.

All of the stores are getting ready to go into their spring ranges and Asda is no exception – this is the perfect time to pick up a few bits if you’re thinking of refreshing your home for the new season.

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