I love a good bargain and if I have a little bit of spare time (very rare in my life), there's nothing I enjoy more than having a browse in some of our local charity shops.
Unfortunately, my 6 year old son is not such a fan, but I'm hoping this latest find will convert him.
I am lucky enough to get a couple of hours on my own with my biggest boy on a Friday after school while the younger two are still with the childminder. It's precious time and we usually do something he chooses, often swimming or the park, but on this particular Friday we had to do a bit of shopping before baby W's birthday.
We had about 10 minutes to spare after we'd got the balloons and last minute gifts, so I suggested we have a quick look in one of the charity shops in town.
I spotted the top pretty much as soon as we walked in and when I showed it to my son, his eyes lit up. An England away football shirt.
It was a little bit too big for him, but for £1.49 and a couple of years of growing room, it was too good to pass up. He wears it all the time and is very proud of it.
And I love being able to treat my boy without breaking the bank.
Have you found any bargains recently? I'd love to hear your stories.