Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The puritan in me

My uncle gave me £50 in WH Smiths vouchers for Christmas. I haven't used them yet so before going to the hairdressers' I had a wander around Smiths to see what I could find.

Should I buy a new game for all the family? Or a jigsaw for me? Either way I could get some books as well, maybe the new Nigella cookbook - on special offer -and some novels. Or should I buy some presents in advance for others? That would be thrifty but not a lot of fun

I didn't buy anything. Somehow it seemed to too decadent to spend £50 on frivolities just for me. I told myself that Husband had a bottle of whisky from my uncle and he'd had no qualms about enjoying that. And in the past when Uncle has bought me expensive perfume I've been happy to splash that on. But actually having £50 just to spend  ...

I'll have to overcome this puritanical side of me, and somehow I doubt if it'll put up much of a fight.

P.S. I don't think puritan is the word I'm looking for.


katney said...

You could have found a good book to take to the hairdresser.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

You could probably have found a self-help book on the shelves .... "Be Kind To Yourself , Too".
But I think it's a Mum thing .

Anna said...

Buy the Nigella cookbook! That's all I wanted to say. xxx

Liz said...

I already had my library book with me, katney, and my bag was full.

I'm sure it is, sonata.

I probably will, Anna! If you insist!