Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Friday, November 4, 2011

small change purchases

Last weekend I had a reason to be in  Rundle Mall, (Adelaide SA), so while I was there I decided to have a quick look around in Smiggle.
Because I love stationery and I like pretty things.

Notebooks, pens, compendiums, lots of little items, all repeated on shelf after shelf in different colour themes.
All quite reasonably priced.
I particularly liked the "Smiggle Packs" containing an assortment of things, excercise book, ruler, pencils etc, for just under $20.
I'll keep that in mind for my youngest grand daughter's next birthday.

Then I went next door to  Kikki.K. 
How handy that they're so close!
More of the stuff I love, but in a more grown up style.
Diaries, organisers, all designed to make your life pretty as well as practical.

(this is not a sponsored post)

Really, really nice things. My favourite is the leather covered notebook, but at close to $50 it's a little out of my budget. There'll be some serious saving going on here, because there are refills available for it quite cheaply, (under $10) and I think it would make a lovely "shopping list" book.
I want one.

So, Smiggle for the younger set, Kikki.K  for the more mature shopper.

I moved on to The Reject Shop, where I bought this>>>


and these>>>


for a grand total of....ta da! 

$3.50!!

(colour is a funny thing, these little notepads are actually bright pink, the same as the spirals holding the pages together, but they've photographed purple....)

Anyway....the money I'd saved meant that I could go to The Book Boys, a discount store selling novels and other books, (such as the Egyptology hardcover that I'd bought my grandson at the Plant and Craft Fair recently).

see this? >>>



Four novels,  FOUR!!  for a fraction under $20.

I found one by Dennis Lehane, and since I'd just finished reading (and enjoyed), Sacred, also by Dennis Lehane, I thought I'd give that a try.

I also bought:
> The 5th Witch by Graham Masterton
> Without Consent by Kathryn Fox
> Sworn To Silence by Linda Castillo

That should keep me going for a while...

11 comments:

  1. I find the overpriced stationary is good for gifts but it's cheap as chips all the way for notbooks as such!

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  2. I find Officeworks has reasonably priced stationary :-).

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  3. Delores; I'm a bit of a bargain hunter.

    Sarah; my thoughts exactly. I will be "gifting" myself with that leather covered refillable notebook though.

    Windsmoke; I used to live across the road from an Officeworks, now I'd have to catch two buses to get to one. The best bargains are during their back to school sale.

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  4. Happy reading!! There is something special about a new book, isn't there? :)

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  5. Happy Elf Mom; I love new books! And I love the recommended by (author) notes that then lead me on to new authors and stories.

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  6. I adore stationery too. Cannot be happier than in a stationery shop. Of any description. But Typo and the likes really are enjoyable. Good finds for you!

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  7. Being Me; Typo must be an eastern states shop, I've never heard of it. Even the smell in a stationery shop makes me happy.

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  8. New books, mmmmm. I love them. And that was seriously good shopping

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  9. I've always like rummaging around the Reject Shop - despite what (snobbier) people say, you can always find some treasures there. And who doesn't love a good book bargain???

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  10. EC; yes. Yes it was.

    Kath; I find the Reject Shop is so much better than Cheap As Chips.

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