BuzzFeed made me do it.

buzzfeedI love those BuzzFeed lists. Especially the ones where it mentions somewhere local to you or a place you’ve been, or things you remember in the 90’s…and their quizzes (that I never share the answers to because they’re too true and my parents are on Facebook) and their videos about how to create a perfect fishtail plait (still not perfected it).  But I have found that checking your Facebook feed at 11.30pm on a Sunday and clicking on a BuzzFeed list, when you should really be in bed asleep, is not a good plan.

10 Gorgeous Bras.

Ooo, I thought, I love a gorgeous bra. Click.

  1. Nice
  2. Nice (if you have no boobs)
  3. Nice if you don’t have to wear anything over it
  4. Nice (if you have no boobs)
  5. Nice (if you are a size zero and have no boobs)
  6. Nice
  7. Ooo, really nice…’You can get this from Ann Summers’…click, damn it- didn’t mean to click that link…
  8. Ooo more nice bras…
  9. Ooo a sale…
  10. A sale that is only on for another 30 mins!!
  11. ‘Type in your bra size’…type, type, click,
  12. Ooo bras in my size!! (doesn’t often happen)
  13. Ooo, I like that one
  14. Ooo they have matching knickers
  15. Ooo, they’re in the sale
  16. Ooo, Add to basket, click, click…
  17. Well I might as well have a look at the rest of what they have on offer…
  18. Ooo, Add to basket, click
  19. Ooo, Add to basket, click…
  20. Checkout, ah well I don’t have my card on me so never…
  21. Ooo pay by PayPal, enter password, click, click, confirm order, click.

And that, my friends is why you should not read BuzzFeed posts late at night and, why I had to go and collect a large parcel from my new neighbours this evening which, not so subtly, said it was from GOLD GROUP HOUSE and to send any returns to AS Ltd.




Shop till you drop…or scream at someone!

Today’s outing to Tesco has just galvanised my want, no…NEED, to work part time.

I have taken a days leave as ‘grandma nursery’ was not available so Charlotte and I decided to get our mega shop done. And we managed it…easily and with no tantrums from either one of us! I remembered my list, therefore probably won’t have to go again for a while and I even remembered my bags for life!

Compare this to my fraught trips out in a Saturday morning or my ‘quick’ dashes to pick up tea after a long day at work and a long day at nursery for my daughter and it seems a kin to spending an hour in a spa. Calm, productive, serene. I actually feel a bit like those mums you see who just seem to have their shit together. I now know their secret…they don’t work – or three days at the very most!

I’m sure my trolley was even full of more sensible options rather than the ‘grab anything so we can get the hell out of here’ type convenience foods that I normally end up purchasing. I also think I have saved money as I had the opportunity to look at what was best value, peruse the ingredients to see if there’s any difference between the basic range and mid range apart from packaging (usually not) and…drum roll please…I actually had coupons! In date, useful coupons!

So in conclusion, what I would loose on dropping a day of work I’m sure I could make up in savings by not constantly panic buying…well that’s what I’m hoping anyway! I would also save myself some wrinkles I’m sure!

You never know, if I worked part time, I might even be able to place an online order before I run out of everything so someone can pick, pack and carry it up my stairs too! One can dream!


Single Parent Pessimist