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.
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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>>>
for a grand total of....ta da!
(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...
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