Monday, 11 July 2011

The Shopping Challenge - the first fortnight, an update!!

Hello all it's been far too long between my posts but now my hectic social life is now well and truly over I have lots of posts stored up in my head ready to write. But first - how am I doing on CP's Fabulously Frugal challenge?

Well first up no handbags, Filofaxes, shoes or clothes have been purchased by myself - big tick.

On a recent trip away with my Mum she did buy me two tops (so pretty) and I wasn't going to get them as I'm participating in the challenge but she reckoned they were "so me" I had to have them apparently so hopefully you don't think that's cheating too much!!

I have however bought 2 books and a DVD BUT one of the books is the second Starbucks bio that is for a marketing course I am starting soon (great example of customer centric marketing getting a little waylaid) and the other is How To Be A Woman by Caitlyn Moran which EVERYONE seems to have been raving about recently and I love her columns so figured it would be a good read. Plus neither are fiction so I'm thinking that they are kind of ok?

The DVD I bought is Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred - this promises an extremely tough but super quick (20 minutes) workout which should be doable for me (well I say that I've had it 5 days and not managed to fit in a session yet!!) and as this fits with my other big challenge about getting fit and loosing weight I figured for £3 on Amazon it was worth a try!!

Other than a new tyre, shower pump and exhaust I've been really good (I think) I have however been very poor at joining in the Facebook group and I haven't done any of CP's tasks yet so I want to give those a try this week!!

So how are you all doing with life this week?



  1. Yay Loulou, you're not doing too badly at all! I keep on wrangling gifts out of DH so I am not spending my money! I am looking forward to how you get on with the tasks :-)

  2. Ah now that is a good plan on the gifts, I'd try the same with Mr P but he can spot an attempted wrangle a mile off :0)

    I am off to read up on the tasks - I saw there was one involving a Filofax so of course I am itching to get involved with that one


  3. Sounds like your doing really well :-D

    Doing better than me! :-D

    It's always better when other people buy you the things you need :-D hehe

    Look forward to seeing how your second week goes :-D


  4. I love your post and blog so much!!!.))

    I need your help. I spend another survey but this time with another question.
    "Where do you prefer to shop? What is your favorite shopping center?"