5 Under £5

Five Under £5 – Bargain Buys

I love a bargain.  I picked up a new handbag in the sales and The Husband told me to stop telling everyone how much it cost.  But it was reduced from £45 to £12.  That’s a bargain!!!  You have to tell people about a bargain! I picked up quite a few bits in the January […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Festive Finds

I have a bit of an addiction to buying Christmas decorations.  Every year when I try and pack all of the decorations away they never quite fit because I have accumulated more.  And every year I tell myself next year I don’t need to buy any.  But they are just so pretty.  And these festive […] Read more…

Arden & Amici

Five Under £5 – Festive Foods with Arden & Amici

Christmas time.  Presents, decorations, family and friends, and of course the food.  Arden & Amici  kindly sent me these products for a five under £5 post and I think you will love them as much as I do.   Arden & Amici use tradition methods and quality ingredients to bring you an authentic taste of Italy. […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Useful Buys

As Christmas is rapidly approaching I thought I would focus this months Five Under £5 on some useful buys.  Things that aren’t there just to look pretty, but serve a purpose and justify the purchase.  And as they are all under £5 they don’t eat into my Christmas budget.     I have been waxing […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – Sports Direct Special

I feel like I have just discovered the best secret.  Only I’m not going to keep it a secret.  I’m going to tell you.  Did you know that Sports Direct sell more than football boots and sports stuff? They sell toys and gifts too!  I had no idea, until they asked me to take part […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Beauty Finds

I don’t wear a huge amount of make-up, but I love make-up products and beauty things in general.  Over the years I seem to have developed somewhat expensive tastes for all of my various lotions and potions, but every now and then you come across a bargain beauty find that becomes one of your make […] Read more…

Five Under £5 Stationery

Five Under £5 – Stationery Finds

I always used to love September when I was at school.  Why?  Quite simply, new stationery! I love a browse round Paperchase.  I would much rather be bought a shiny new new notebook than a bunch of flowers.  So seeing as it is back to school time, I have dedicated this months five under £5 […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Summer Buys

This months Five Under £5 was really easy.  I popped into Poundland for some crisps for Big’s lunchbox and got a bit carried away.  Their summer range is really pretty and I couldn’t help myself!  Therefore I present to you, Five under £5 – Summer Buys!   The jug and bottles are plastic so great […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Fun Outside

So we had one day of sunshine and I got very over enthusiastic and bought some new toys for the garden.  It has of course rained non stop since then and the kids haven’t played with them yet.  But there’s still hope for some fun outside. Most of this months finds came from Flying Tiger. […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Relax And Unwind

It feels like I haven’t sat still since Christmas.  Life is busy and and the past month I have been feeling it!  I have very much been looking forward to some time to chill out.  This months Five Under £5 is all the things I need to relax and unwind. I picked up some little […] Read more…

Five Under £5 Easter

Five Under £5 – Easter

Easter has never really interested me that much.  I looked forward to the long weekend and hopefully some sunshine.  This year things are different.  This year I foolishly agreed to give up chocolate for lent along with Big and The Husband.  Me!  A self confessed chocoholic. Miraculously I have made it this far and I […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Spring

The bluebells by my front door have started to grow.  I have done the school run a few times without wearing a coat.  The shops are full of chocolate goodies.  It feels like Spring is finally on it’s way.   This months Five Under £5 has a little Spring vibe with some bits and pieces […] Read more…

Five Under 5 February

Five Under £5 – February Bargains

Welcome to another Five Under £5.  This month I’m sharing some bargains I picked up in the sales. First up the background to this photo is actually a rather practical purchase of a new bath mat.  The little one projectiled all over the old one and it was beyond a washing machine rescue.  This was […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Valentines

I thought I would do a Valentines special for five under £5 as I picked up some cute little bits.  And I only went to two shops!     I’m not one for going over the top on valentines, I enjoy a romantic meal at home with a few special touches.  These napkins from Poundland are […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – Christmas Decorations

Christmas without decorations is like Shrove Tuesday without pancakes.  Just plain wrong! My parents house is a Santa’s grotto at Christmas.  It is full to the brim with decorations. But each year I seem to add more and more to my collection, so by the time I’m their age I will have my own Santa’s […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – Christmas Stocking Gifts For Boys

Christmas stocking gifts for boys can be tricky.  Keeping to a budget but not being filled with tat can be difficult.  Here’s a few ideas that won’t break the bank, but hopefully the boys will love. Unfortunately buying the gifts isn’t the hardest bit.  Getting the stocking in the room is! The big one is […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – Christmas Stocking Gifts For Her

I love Christmas, but one of my bug bears is gift guides for stocking fillers.  Why? Because most of them feature gifts that are; a) Too big to fit in a stocking b) Cost a small fortune In my mind stocking fillers have always been small gifts, that each cost less than £5.  So perfect […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – November

Hello.  Welcome to another Five Under £5.  October seemed to fly past in a blur of birthdays and weddings.  There was only one of each but that’s more than I can handle in a month!   The big one turned 7 and had a bowling party with a few friends, and the following weekend the […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – October

I can’t quite believe it’s October.  In a few weeks I am going to be the mother of a 7 year old!  Not to mention the clocks going back.  Although I am looking forward to some festive five under £5’s.  Until then, here’s what I’ve picked up this month…     It’s quite a varied […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – September – A Party Bag Special

So it’s the big one’s birthday next month.  He is turning 7 which I am in complete denial about.  In an effort to be prepared and save money I have been picking up some bargains for party bags, hence the theme for this months five under £5.     So first the party bags themselves. […] Read more…

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