On a beautiful sunny afternoon, I headed for Auchterarder to see what I could buy with £10.
The rules were simple, it was not to be spent on sitting in a café, it was to be spent in a variety of shops in the town. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by my haul.
First was Lloyds Pharmacy where I managed to snaffle 200ml of Nivea on special offer for only £1.45. Considering the 50ml was £1.35, I was pretty pleased with myself.
I headed down the High street to my next port of call which was Jan de Vries. I was pretty sure I would get something there as they have a wide variety of options. I was very pleased to see their environmentally friendly section where I purchased a solid shampoo bar for less than £3. Something I didn’t think I would be able to get in Auchterarder.
Next was Paperclipz, a haven for those of us who love stationery. There were some beautiful notepads but in an effort to spread my cash, I opted for the 75p basket where I at last got a pencil sharpener for that pack of pencils I bought that don’t have points.
As I walked down, I noticed that Maries Little Cake Shop had reopened. Only it’s not a cake shop any more. Marie has turned it into a treasure trove of collectables. There was jewellery, Russian dolls, tea sets, canape spoons and so much more. It is a great place to browse and pick up something unusual either as a gift or as an interior design investment. With prices ranging from £1 upwards, there is something for everyone. Oh, and there just happened to be some of Marie’s famous tablet, fudge and millionaire’s shortbread as well. I purchased a china canape spoon for only £1.50. Of course, I bought some tablet as well but that was from a different fund.
Next was Sugar and Spice where I got a World Champion scotch pie which would be for later that day.
I then popped into the Shoe Shop of Auchterarder. A place where you can get shoes, polish, tights and of course shoe horns. I purchased a shoe horn which has been invaluable in helping me put on my motorbike boots.
Last but not least I headed for Alexa Dunlop where I got some veggies to go with the pie and a beautiful daffodil plant.
I had great fun visiting the local shops and catching up with the staff I hadn’t seen in a while. A great way to spend a sunny afternoon. Why don’t you try your own £10 challenge and see what you can come up with?