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Retail Therapy Ideas?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by AdamJames, May 25, 2018.

  1. AdamJames

    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha! Yes they were all lovely, thanks. The leopard print and the red leather are my favourites.

    I was going to get around to letting you know they arrived but, as you can imagine, I've spent all day in front of the mirror working out matching accessories etc.
     
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    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oooooooooh, that's top of my list so far. It seems so obvious with hindsight!

    Slightly out of my price range, but I'm sure everyone will be more than happy to have a whip-round to help my dreams come true.
     
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    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well now I know you like the leather one I can send the shoes that match. I've had shoe stretchers in them all day.
     
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    Salvia Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    try here for your flares! You'd be surprised! Believe it or not, they (flared jeans, that is) often turn up amongst the clothing rails, both male and female. And they shouldn't blow your retail budget completely. Plus, you can always re-donate them when you reach your sylph-like target and they no longer fit. :angelic:

    I love browsing around junk shops, or second-hand places of all sorts of random items, in fact, anywhere that has a lot of what I call 'nicky, nacky, noo' "things" for sale. Believe it or not, you can find some great bargains in places you least expect to find them.
     
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  5. AdamJames

    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's a good point, I need to ask my sister to look out for flares. I think I did a very long time ago but she's probably forgotten by now!

    Yes I love junk shops. I can't believe I haven't visited one for such a long time.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    If you are a foodie or a keen cook how about a top of the range knife set? Before dx I had family club together to get me a set of Wusthof knives (then hammered the family for a set of Le Creuset saucepans!). I cannot recommend these highly enough, they are an investment.
     
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    steak and eggs.
     
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    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can be expensive though and Im not a millionair!
    Look out for any aftershaves / perfumes still packaged and not used (obviously!) as they could be worth a fair amount. If they are before 2008 they can include ingredients such as oak moss and others that are now banned. Old formula scents before 2008 ( can go for a £2 or £300 (maybe more if a discontinued aftershave..)

    Worth knowing..
     
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    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a foodie but it's something I'd like to be. I'd find it hard to justify more knives right now, but then I suppose not feeling the need to justify things is a big part of retail therapy!

    I do love knives but generally the outdoor sort. I did go through a phase of using a huge "Leuku" knife for kitchen use. Apparently the Sami / reindeer herders used them for everything, from building shelters to preparing food, so I thought I'd try it out in the kitchen. It was very cumbersome compared to a kitchen knife but was a lot of fun.

    I don't know why but I'm thinking some sort of quality thing that does routine domestic chores is along the right lines however. Maybe I thought of something recently and it's slipped my mind.
     
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    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just got back from Aldi and I bought some belly pork. I also have eggs. Does that count?

    Top tip to whom it may concern: Aldi's belly pork is now even cheaper - reduced from about 2.25 to 1.99.
     
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    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely worth knowing! How frustrating - the last lot was indeed in a boxed set of 3, apparently unused, and I've already slung the box and started using them. I'll do some research next time I get hold of some.
     
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    I’ve never had pork belly and eggs. Let me know how it is.
    Nothing like a good steak and a egg on top. And when you cut into the yolk it runs over the meat.:hungry::hungry::hungry:
     
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  13. AdamJames

    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is it wrong to want a corduroy jacket?

    I'm thinking a rich deep brown or green. Ideally with patches on the elbows.

    Could work well with a pair of flairs as well.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Having gone down 3 sizes in the last year, it was getting expensive buying smaller clothes, so aswell as taking my old ones to the charity shops I’ve also picked up a few bargains from them in smaller sizes too :happy: I also like a long soak in the bath with a bath bomb from Lush :)
     
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    Crowdfund it after taking out life insurance.
    You might only need to pay one installment before you plummet into a field. The insurance will pay your 'investors' back. They might even make a small profit.
     
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    AdamJames Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well normally when I do Retail Therapy it involves buying gadgets, but it seems there's a definite trend here for the clothing / personal grooming route and I might be persuaded.

    I could get some scented candles, have a long candle-lit soak in a bath with a Lush Bath Bomb (never heard of bath bombs, thanks @Rachox), then slowly towel my lovely glistening body down with an Egyptian Cotton Bath Towel, odorise myself with a prohibitively expensive Custom Made Scent, then squeeze myself majestically into @bulkbiker's Secondhand Bedazzled Jeans- no! God no! I mean the new pair of flairs I'll buy from eBay.

    Either that or buy an electric-powered cooler box I can plug into the car.

    I still haven't decided. Does anyone else take so long deliberating how they are going to do Retail Therapy that the urge fizzles out before they do it? That hasn't happened yet but I feel the clock is ticking.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    For a little while, when I was taking things to the charity shop, I was finding Jaeger jackets and Diane von Furstenberg dresses. Needless to say I both donated and donated, if you know what I mean. :)
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    My OH calls my retail style "circle, circle, circle,............ SWOOP!"
     
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    lindijanice Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey @AdamJames so glad to see you being a bit lighthearted since the beginning of your initial post:) Made me realize that things have become a bit of drudgery for me as well and I need some Retail Therapy - so thank you - the Hubby won't thank you though!!

    My birthday is this coming week and so a perfect time to go shopping! I am going to head to our bookstore and get a new journal, new colored pens and get organized for recording my stats re: diabetes management. Oh, and some gold stars so that when I reach a particular goal, I can reward myself with a gold star, or two depending on the goal.

    I know it is diabetes related, but it is fun to use the different colors for my wt, B/P, BGs Carbs, etc.......I'm not ready for flares, but, I did get myself some pinstripped summer capris - something I haven't worn for about 30years!! I was finally brave enough to wear something other than "solid color" bottoms:) Cheers/L
     
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    Fenn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No idea about retail therapy but you’ve made me laugh, Thankyou
     
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