Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Collective Haul // April - June 2015

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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22 comments:

  1. I love the Disney tee's they are awesome!

    I had to ban myself from entering used bookshops because my to be read book pile will topple over and kill me someday!

    Yes your dad is awesome! Enjoy your new camera

    Amanda @ www.gobookyourself.info

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    1. Thanks!
      Yep...I'm not a fast reader so this will literally keep me going for about a year! haha Better stop buying... :P
      He really is. :) Thank you.

      xo

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  2. I'm not the hugest Disney-aholic (I know, I know, SORRY!!!) but the Vans shirt and backpack are adorable!
    I've never seen Greyfriars Bobby either, I think it'd make me weep.
    M x

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    1. I live with the biggest Disney hater so no apologies needed :P They are though aren't they? I thought the shoes were just a little too tacky...
      Oh it's a one that's more for the collection than to watch - a little too emotional for me haha!

      xo

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  3. I love everything you bought! And I'm soo jealous of your camera! I just read the comparison post and what a difference between them!

    I was just thinking of doing a haul post, too. But then decided against it thinking it would be boring, but you make it look fun! haha <3

    - Kerri
    http://quirkykoala.net/

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    1. Thank you! There is a huge difference and it's crazy to think my old one was actually one of the better ones out at the time when I got it!
      Oh go on! Do it!! I love seeing what people grab, even if it's just toilet paper and gum hahah

      xo

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  4. Great post! Loving all the Primark clothing - especially that Flounder top which is so cute. :)
    theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you!! It's super cute but it's cropped and I don't show my stomach so a vest underneath is needed!

      xo

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  5. Camera porn! YES! :) haha
    I'm always one for Disney shirts...
    I GOTTA get Big Hero 6... we don't have that yet & I ADORE that movie

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    1. haha! Practically 90% of my clothing is Disney...:P
      Look out for my giveaway, it may or may not be in that ;)

      xo

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  6. That is quite the haul. I love the look of the camera and that Hogwarts top... eck!!! xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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    1. It is! The first and last big spend for a very, very long time!

      xo

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  7. Wow, you certainly did get quite a few goodies. I'm loving the Vans backpack!

    Sarah x

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    1. I did. I'm very lucky indeed that the other halfs wages run the household. Now mine will be getting saved for a house deposit.

      xo

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  8. Looks like a great haul! I've been wanting to read some of the Robert Galbraith stuff for a while now. I was also so tempted by the vans backpack but I bought the shoes :P

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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    1. Thanks! Ah I'm dying to read it but I don't get through books fast and have started with Labyrinth. Yeah, I think most people got shoes, my taste must be different to most people.

      xo

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  9. The photo printer must be a great buy - I used to print off of some photos of mine but on our old printer they always came out fuzzy so when you first mentioned this printer I thought, hmmm, may be worth investing in one! Have to say the camera looks awesome, and your photos are looking amazing too! I must read The Happiness Project as it's been recommended to me a lot too, and I love the Vans Disney gear! - Tasha

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    1. Just now I'm regretting it slightly as I've not managed to sell anything at all...but we'll see what happens. Might have to end up selling it!
      It's gonna be a little while until I get to read it but I am intrigued... and thank you!

      xo

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  10. Lovely purchases Danielle! I always wanted a canon printer to print my pictures for scrap booking.. but when I found one, they didn't have the paper that goes with it. So I ended up not buying it. Loving your flounder shirt :D
    Jade x

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    1. Thank you! Ah no, could you not just get any photo paper? Mine takes any brand. I'm getting my personal photos printed elsewhere though because the ink is expensive and I don't want to waste it! haha

      xo

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  11. Ahh the jungle book, I haven't seen that in ages! I can't remember the last time I bought a book, they are so so expensive. Even with listening to audiobooks, I only get them when it's buy one get one free or it's the daily deal where I can save about 20 euros on the price :)

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    1. Look for the Bare Necessities! Great film. :) Aren't they?! Books and DVDs are rediculous full price. Second hand or deals on DVDs are the only time I buy them.
      I've never tried the audiobooks but it might be cool to try once I have a car again!

      xo

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