|Little purchase in Ponden Mill. It's something I sing to Baker and we like sheep. Yep :)|
It's slightly crazy that it's been quarter of a year since I was sat here hauling my last purchases. Before I know it it'll be 2016!
This time around, after finally putting this all together, it looks like I've had a win at the bookies or something with some big buys. I did actually start working again at the very end of March though and have afforded everything myself (or will do. Explanations below!).
Oh and before I start I put up a separate HobbyCraft Haul at the end of April to save cluttering this post even more! :P
My first major spend of this quarter was something I've been thinking about for a little while. I've always had a photo printer but usually gotten my work for customers printed elsewhere. When I decided that I wanted to start producing something with my wildlife photography to sell, the most viable method of printing was to own my own large format printer.
I'm not a Canon fan but after a lot (a lot!!) of research this one seemed the best value for its price. It only took a couple weeks wages - bare in mind I only work 8 hours a week - and so it was fully paid outright for by me.
I finished reading the Harry Potter series for the 9th time or something recently and decided that the reading rut I was stuck in needed a little nudge along. I decided on the Mr Walt Disney biography and The Cuckoos Calling after I'd wanted them for a while, Half Bad was a recommendation via twitter and Labyrinth I scored for only £2.00 at a second hand book market in town. I strongly believe in buying pre-loved books and so rather than paying £35 odd I got all these awesome books for less than £20.(After writing this and actually the day before this goes up I actually picked up Blacklands and The First Patient in Asda as they were only £1 each!)
I'm not the biggest clothing buyer but obviously can't pass up a Disney tee if I see one. All of the above is from Primark. The overalls have hidden Mickeys all over them and the coat was a gift from my parents - it'll be good for London in December and DLP next year.
Just as I was in my 'new book' kick, I ended up winning these fab books from Claire!!
It's been a while since I've been able to top up on my Lush day to day products so while Mam and I were in Newcastle to see Tomorrowland, we popped in and I grabbed a new shampoo bar, some tea tree toner tabs and, as my foundation/bb cream supply was dwindling, the Jackie Oates colour supplement to try out.As I had a little spending money that day, I was on the hunt for a few more dvd's for my classics collection. I never pay full price for a DVD that isn't a new realese as I just can't justify spending that kind of money on a movie, but I managed to grab Lady and the Tramp and The Jungle Book, as well as Greyfriars Bobby after another recent post of mine reminded me of it. Of course I grabbed Big Hero 6 a few days later online after it was released.
The latest (and last for a long while!) buy was my Disney x Vans stuff. I've been waiting since this was announced for it to be released and although I wasn't a fan of any of the shoes I knew the backpack had to be mine. I'm a backpack type of girl. And of course, it'll be perfect with my little camera bag inside for Disneyland.
Last but obviously not least is the most expensive thing I have bought in probably 5 years. My camera had been going down hill for quite a while, and fair enough as it had been used a heck of a lot since I bought it to replace my D60 in 2010. If it had just been for blog use I would of put up with it, but because I need it for 'work' I wanted to upgrade as soon as possible.
I didn't trade in my old one (I actually took the photo of the new one on the old one) and I can't sell it as it's in such bad shape, so this one should have been £750 with the 18-105mm lens though was eventually a little less with promo codes etc.
My Dad lent me the money to pay it outright and I am paying him back each month over the next 9 months. Thank goodness for having the worlds best Dad eh?
By now my comparison post is up and you may of seen it, but if not you can have a peek at it here.
So yep, the debit card is well and truly hidden for the next few months while I am paying off my camera as well as saving up for both London and Disneyland because not only have I splashed out on all of the above but I have spent £50+ on my summer competition for you all!!!
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