It seems like forever since my boyfriend and I went on holiday. We’ve had the odd weekend away, but it’s been nearly four years since we’ve gone anywhere that requires a bikini or any sort of novelty beach towel. So this year, for the sake of my pasty skin, we’ve decided to save up and jet off to the land of perpetual sun; Florida.
If this was three years ago I’d have just put the holiday on my credit card and worried about it later. But I’m a real grown up now; I turn the tap off while I’m brushing my teeth and say things like, “if you don’t take your coat off you won’t feel the benefit when you go outside.” I also have an all consuming fear of using credit cards for any ‘big stuff’. I saw a survey by Totally Money that said if you only make the minimum repayments on a £3000 holiday, it could end up taking over 15 years to pay off – which is longer than the average life sentence and, if you ask me, even more depressing. Not to mention the interest you end up paying, which ends up nearly the cost of the holiday itself. It’s madness.
So, as well as saving, over the weekend
my fella forced me I decided to go through some of my stuff to see what I can sell on ebay – which, as I explained to him, was pointless because everything I buy is awesome and should never be parted with. So today I thought I’d share some of the things that my boyfriend thinks we ‘don’t need’. He is very wrong.
The Sergeant Pepper Mill – for all my flavouring needs.
A delightful Chinese hat, for those hot days on the beach.
A Pirate-Pig piggy bank, to ward off any criminals.
‘Rufus’ the sexy draft excluder.
‘The Fez’ – as modelled by Sam. May include some saliva.
A REALLY COOL 1930′s shoe shine box.
And finally, the best t-shirt that’s ever been made.
Until next time… x