Dear Blog its been a month since my last confession

We are now in the 1st of the month and its been a whole month since I confessed to my shopping addiction.

I thought I would update you on how I have done.  Well first up I must confess I did buy a pair of earings and a bracelet in the wonderful shop in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow as I had got it into my head that it didn’t count.  But now I re read my previous entry it really does count.  So reader I am sorry I have failed in that respect.

But on the positive side of things I have been very good despite the temptation put in my way.  Early doors Boden put the greatest temptation in my way as I complained to them that (pre my resolve not to spend) their carrier left our front gate open and when I complained he just shrugged his shoulders despite the fact that our pup had raced for the street and was only prevented from going on the road by a neighbour.  Anyway the nice people at Boden said how sorry they were and credited my account with £30 I kid you not the day after my resolve not to spend.  Such temptation and before I knew it was looking at the Boden catalogue at items well over the £30.  But reader I was good I got a free pair of pyjamas well below the £30 and didn’t spend.

Next has also been tempting me and I have deleted their emails without reading them first even when they sent me the glad tidings they had a sale on.  Will now have to be especially good with Next as their Christmas catalogue has arrived which I am planning to put in the bin but may just have a wee peak before I do so.  As reader if I buy I have to confess to you next month.  I was also quite pleased with myself that I noticed the catalogue outside the house when returning home from a walk yesterday forgot about it and fell across it coming out of the door this morning.  The old Fiona would have had it opened, marked and been on-line in a jiffy!  So I am giving myself a star for progress in that regard.

I was also very good when I was in Glasgow my favourite place to shop ah the joys of Buchanan street.  I had read in advance of my visit that one of my favourite but now out of reach shops had been refurbished and was a flag-ship store this is Hobbs in Buchanan street.  Now in the past I would have dragged hubbie in and used all my feminine skills to persuade him to buy me a little something or even a nice new suit!  I didn’t as much as step foot in Buchanan street and temptation was not put in my way.  Because as I have learnt what you don’t see you don’t want.

Finally this week just as I was beginning to feel smug and think I had one month under my belt (well apart from my wee blip at Kelvingrove) Boden sent me an email with 25% off.  25% off seemed too good to be true I mean this is almost sale prices very very tempting and the skirt that I bought pre resolve would look very good in the purple colour.  But I was good so I deleted the email.  But as a marketer I have to give Boden 10/10 for making sure their communication was visible to my eyes.  The next thing I knew it was on my Facebook page.  I went on the site I confess but did not buy and tried to put it out of my mind until opened up Twitter and there it was right on my home page.  Luckily it was a 48 hour offer and I woke up yesterday knowing that offer was over and I was safe from temptation for just now.

So that has been month one of my resolve not to spend on clothes, shoes and I have been good just need to remember next month that it also includes accessories.

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About fionadranesblog

40 plus mum of two married with a mad cocker spaniel. Along with two colleagues run Bright Light Marketing a rural marketing agency who specialise in getting rural businesss noticed. www.brightlightmarketing.co.uk. Live in St Boswells in the wonderful Scottish Borders. Love books, walking and living life to the full here in the Scottish Borders though its sometimes a juggle!
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