It’s been forever since I have written a blog post, I could bore you with all the reasons why but it’s mainly that I haven’t made time for it with working and being a mum and buying a house…blah blah blah!
I thought I would do a quick holliewould ‘loves’ post and over the next few weeks I am going to work out how to do my blog under different headings holliewould – eat, holliewould – make, holliewould – bake etc you get the idea!! So watch this space if there is anyone watching at all after all this time!?!
So things I’ve spotted at Aldi and Lidl!
Firstly I bought this amazing bedset for my 7 year old – he loves a llama – who doesn’t!! Bargain for £6.99
There are a few in the range including mermaid/unicorn/flamingo available in double for £8.99 and king for £11.99 – I have seen that a cactus print and a rainforest and tropical print has also been added in all sizes. Some are in store only but Aldi are pretty good at holding an item if you go in the same day…
World Book Day!!!
We love books in our house, we have read to our boy from weeks old and he loves sitting with us and listening to classics (the railway children at the moment) as well as reading his own favourites. His school were kind enough to give us fair notice this year for world book day dressing up. Now, with all good intentions to be prepared I have been known to be scouring charity shops and dragging my sewing machine out the night before whatever dress up day it is! I spotted these this week in Aldi and they won’t be round for long that’s for sure!! I Spied 5 options… a dragon, little red riding hood, a knight, a pirate, and a mermaid. All priced at £4.99 and sized 3-5 and 6-8 years. They also had corresponding books to match outfits for £1.99 so if you want to have an easy run this book day get to Aldi quick!!
A couple are available to buy Online Here
Totally unrelated but new in store none the less is truffle salami!! Our Valentine’s Day evening usually consists of nice food and wine and my husband loves continental meats so I picked this up for £1.49
I am a little bit obsessed with the idea of finding a truffle! When we’ve been on wet woodland walks I have taken to hunting round the bases of trees with a stick in hand, my husband informs me that we probably need to borrow our friends beagle if we had any slim chance of being successful but I still look! Anyway if you do enjoy the earthy taste of truffles these thin slices make an ideal addition to a deli board or even pizza… mmm I hadn’t thought of that! Or a sandwich with a hefty handful or rocket… I think I had better pop and buy some more! There was some new Parma ham and chorizo also in the range for the same price. You can thank me later.
I am usually an avid Aldi shopper, mainly because we have one on our doorstep and I really love all the ranges they have especially the meats and wines. But on the way back from a day out last week we popped into a Lidl to get a few essentials. I spotted these plants and succulents whilst at the till and with it being my sisters birthday I thought this would make a good addition to her ‘goody bag’ obviously I had to get one for myself also, be rude not to at £3.99!!
Keep your eyes peeled for more holliewould loves in the next few weeks!