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22 September, 2014


Bowls, tea, lemonade, book
One of the ways I like to spend my free time is by browsing through homeware departments and shops. I love looking at pretty plates, crisp linens and decorative accessories made from around the far corners of the world. 

Sometimes I leave shops with things that I don’t really need or have any room for. I later justify my spending by telling myself it was on offer or that it was too cool to leave behind or that it was a once in a lifetime kind of item!

So to give myself a little challenge and not go overboard with the shopping I decided I would try to “score with a score” (a score means £20 in Cockney rhyming slang if you don't already know). 

I popped into my local HomeSense store last week to see what I could buy for a £20. I tend to find visiting shops like HomeSense a bit exciting because I know I’m going to find something completely unique and unexpected and not break the bank whilst I’m there.

And here is what I bought...




1. Dhanabadee Ceramic Bowls at £3.99 each
The bowls are handcrafted in Thailand and the design on both is quite minimalist. The small size is perfect for food prep and some of those things from my cooking core.

2. Higher Living “Sweet Dreams” Herbal Tea at £3.49
I find drinking herbal teas really relaxing and like to have them as an alternative to just a plain glass of water. This is supposed to aid sleep with its blend of lavender, mint and cardamom. Pretty dreamy!

3. La Mortuacienne Limonade Artisanale at £2.99
I absolutely love the packaging of this bottle although I couldn’t figure out what it was at first. Google informed me that La Mortuacienne  is a traditional French Lemonade. It also comes in different flavours.

4. Cook on a Shoestring by Sophie Wright at £4.99
I liked the look of this book because I knew it would be full of shortcuts and recipes with few ingredients. I see myself making lots of dishes from this.

Have you discovered anything great at HomeSense? If you have I would love to hear about it.

Until next time...


1 comment:

  1. Oooh I love the ceramic bowls they are beautiful. Dont think I have a Homesense nearby though - what a shame!