Dont get me wrong it had not been offensive nor had it been unkind but it certainly had out stayed its welcome along with the previous camping chairs that we made do with for far longer than humanly possible.
I am not meaning to sound harsh or selfish, but once again we have bought a second-hand sofa to make do with, and I have to say I am at the stage where, I am beginning to wonder why we bothered. It was the wrong colour and not the 3+1+1 that we wanted in fact we ended up with a 2+1+1 which was totally not what we were looking for.
Last weekend with Ollie at work and Beth at her Dads, Joshua and I headed to our local Homebase on route to check out colours for our new secret project (more on that next week) however having walked into the store I was faced with the sofa of my dreams … It had completely passed me by that it they even sold Sofas and Armchairs there in the past .. not only that they had the perfect colour I had been on the look out for when I decorated our living room just before Christmas!
I think over the years while being a single parent before marrying Ollie, finances were immensely tight and so I now find that I naturally verge on the cheaper options without thinking through the long-term implications … Although I have to say for Ollie who is the penny-pinching king this is no bad thing.
So my questions are: …. is my habit of buying secondhand a false economy? and should I have looking at it as reasonably priced new should be our way forward?
Is it a case of buy cheap, buy twice?
In this instance …. it might just be as I am LOVING that sofa!
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