Thrifty Wife, Hearty Life | 5 under £5 (April)

The last couple of weeks have seen me venturing into the city a little more. I love to just catch the train, wander around the many shops and markets and enjoy exploring an all too familiar place. It is on these little spontaneous trips that I purchased most of what is featuring in this months “5 for £5” and I couldn’t be more pleased with what we have!
1. Sunglasses for me – I have probably needed some new sunglasses now for a good few weeks and finally got some a couple of weeks ago…with Spring well and truly here with more frequent sunny days, squinting was not a good look!
Primark is of course my go to place for shades and these were just £2. With having children that can’t not touch things, I rarely spend more than a few pounds on sunglasses as its the safer option, and I love that these are quite different from my mahoosive ones I have gone for in previous years. Love the lenses shape and love the gold arms.
WP_20160314_17_36_19_Pro2. Sunglasses for Megs – Megan likes to pose and likes to be like me and so it wasn’t long before she too saw a need for some new shades. She found these in TKMaxx last week for £1.99 on one of our many city ventures. Hello Kitty white sunglasses with a bow…living the dream!
WP_20160406_08_44_00_Pro3. A funky sign for the bathroom – I just love everything about this and especially that it cost just £3.99 in Primark. Their home section has really stepped up and I thoroughly enjoy looking around it. It looks lovely above the sink in the bathroom with my also New primarni shower curtain (hovering on the £5 mark if you are interested but not on my featured 5).
4. A car for E – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang obsessed Ethan spotted this car in the local charity shop last week and I couldn’t not include it. It was only £1 and has made his life! Isn’t it lovely? He loves how real it looks, that his lego men fit inside to drive it and that its so amazing. I love how enthusiastic my children are about charity shops!
InstagramCapture_464dd151-3fdd-4ba0-a7b1-518a9f66de1d5. Wooden Castanets for Baby #4 – Not featured on the pic because I seem to have forgotten the “safe place” in which I put them, but this lovely little wooden Tidlo accessory was found in the market (brand new) for a measly 39p!!!! How can you resist? I think it will be lovely for her as she gets older to make some tunes…
And that’s my loot for this month. With car boot season on the horizon I predict this is going to become increasingly more difficult but am excited none the less.
Linking up with Julia at Rainbeaubelle for #fiveunder5


  1. April 6, 2016 / 11:46 am

    I love that Primark sign you picked up – Primark has some hidden gems in their home section. I wish there was a Primark in Cornwall

  2. April 6, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Some great finds, I very rarely go into Primark it is just always too busy but I will have to pop in and find myself some bargains. I especially love the sunglasses, I used to spend lots on sunglasses but now with kids there is just no point!!

  3. April 6, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    Love the sign. The car is awesome and I’m off to buy some new sunglasses. Primark here I come! #fiveunder5

  4. Not A Frumpy Mum
    April 8, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    What a great selection, I love the sunglasses, what a bargain. My little boy would love that car, he always loves a good route through the car sections at a car boot sale. Last time we managed to get a little Lightning McQueen for 50p and a really battered old car (which he loves) was thrown in for free! xx #fiveunder5

  5. April 9, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    I love the sign for the bathroom. I haven’t visited Primark for some time, seems like I need to check out their homes section. Thanks for sharing.

  6. April 10, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Haven’t been to Primark for a while but really love those sunglasses. Think I may take a trip this week as they are an affordable treat.

  7. April 10, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Your Primark sunglasses are lovely, and so are Megs’ bow ones – my little girl would love those too! I have a pile of scratched sunnies in the kitchen which need attention! Thanks for joining in xx

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