While we were on holiday last week my grandson objected to his "jim-jams" having a tight neck. So Granny took them home, unpicked one side and put in two facings in a matching red fabric and two poppers. Sent back in the post so he can get a few more weeks out of them Kids grow so fast!
On the way back from the post office I search 3 charity shoes for new boots. The cheap ones on the left I brought 4 years ago for £12 in the cheap shoe shop and have worn them to death. The uppers were fine but the soles were cracked but finally the front fell off. The short brown ones to the right are barely worn, leather, Clark's, and were only £8. As I no longer have to yomp round urban areas between meeting meets for work they should last twice as long!
At least I have managed some thrifty ways but there are several things building up in the house that are going to require attention and spending. Always something!