Life’s a picnic.. #MagpieMonday

Days out with the family can cost a small fortune in food and drinks alone, so we always try to take a picnic with us when we go out! However, our trusty cooler bag/box don’t exactly inspire the romantic image I visualise when I think of a picnic..and I have been nagging Mr G for a while to let us get a “proper” picnic basket. This week, in the pouring rain I went to drop some of the boys old clothes into the charity shop and spotted a picnic basket which was perfect for us and complete with cups, plates and cutlery! Roll on a summer of thrifty days out with our thrifty £5 picnic basket! 



Some of you will remember my upset when Mr G accidentally smashed my favourite Le Crueset dish it had been a gift and we’d loved it for many years. Not *quite* the Le Creuest dish, but beautiful and fitting well with the picnic basket, I found these two beauties;




How gorgeous are they?! I will have lots of fun with these, and they’ll be ideal for a romantic picnic for two too! Plus at £4 for the pair I think they were a true bargain! 

Linking up with the lovely Liz for Magpie Monday, click the picture below to discover all the other amazing thrifty finds people have discovered this week! 





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