"I was being crafty and thrifty before she was born" I mutter. This week, more evidence of the amazing thriftiness and creativity in my family - Back in 1977, when I was young and
There were over a hundred strips of the gel, in loads of different colours. Down the years we have used them for all sorts of projects. This week, Bob has been up into the loft and selected a few strips - this time for their original purpose - he is going to put filters on the uplighters at church for tomorrow night's candlelight carols. Without the lights, it really will be Stygian Gloom, but with some tastefully shaded jewel-like illumination, the newly painted ceiling should look amazing!
But you are wondering about the royal underpinnings, aren't you? I am clearly not the only thrifty woman in Ferndown. I picked up a stocking filler in the Trussell Trust Shop this week, and the lady said "I've got a bit of tissue, I will wrap it up for you" And produced this sheet from under the counter "Ooh! The Queen's Corsets!" I exclaimed. I showed her the gold lettering on the paper, and explained that Rigby and Peller are a very old company in London, and hold the Royal Warrant as the Queen's Corsetieres. The CS assistant, who saved the tissue is clearly thrifty, but I do wonder about the sort of woman who can spend hundreds of pounds on a bra! I may use this fancy paper to line my knicker drawer, even though its humble contents are from M&S.