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Five under £5 for October

Five under £5 for October

Five under £5 for October

I did think my October round-up would be full of Halloween treats, but to be honest it still feels a bit early for my house to be taken over by all things orange, black and spooky. The weather has been so mixed that some days still feel like late summer, but the mornings are definitely cooler and there is that fresh, crisp air that reminds you that it’s autumn.

The first thing I bought for my Five under £5 was this squirrel lebkuchen biscuit from Betty’s. Lebkuchen is a German honey and spice biscuit very much like gingerbread, and is delicious!

This squirrel is topped with marzipan and let’s face it, is a bit of a work of art. I love walking past Betty’s just to look at the window displays, which at the moment are packed full of cupcakes decorated like owls (I just typed owl cupcakes but thought better of it), marzipan-covered cakes made to look like apples and of course my favourite massive scone-like fat rascals. It was £3 anyway, which is expensive for a biscuit but come on, it’s Betty’s, it’s a Yorkshire institution!

Betty's squirrel biscuit

If you saw my last post about easy decoupage letters you will recognise this cardboard J, which I bought from Fred Aldous in Leeds for £1. Read the full post to see how we decorated our S and F with wrapping paper, they look really cute.

The Yorkshire Dales postcard I bought for 50p in a discount shop and I’ve already had it on display on several shelves around my house. I love the old railway poster-style designs.

There is one little nod to Halloween, and that’s this hand hair clip from H&M. I bought a set of two for £2.99 the other day and Flo and I had one each. She thought it was hilarious creeping round the house with me, while wearing them!

The background you can see is my 5th thing under £5, a sheet of wrapping paper from the cool Leeds bookshop Colours May Vary.

I love the bright yellow colour and as I said in my Five under £5 post last month, I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to cards and wrap. The shop Colours May Vary has some really nice independent magazines too and some fab pieces of jewellery and a few homewares.

Have you scooped any nice things under a fiver that you’d like to share? If you fancy joining in, please let me know and comment on a few other posts. You can add your post to the linky too.

Please tag any posts on instagram or twitter #fiveunder5 so I can easily find them. Thank you!

x Julia

Yorkshire Dales postcard

Hand hair clip

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    Mackenzie Glanville
    October 5, 2016 at 6:39 am

    I like the postcard, I am sure I’ll be buying many if we get to the UK as planned next year
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    Claire - Life, Love and Dirty Dishes
    October 5, 2016 at 8:13 am

    That wrapping paper is gorgeous. It makes a fab background 🙂 #fiveunder5
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    Mini Travellers
    October 6, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Oh I’ve been a little slack at linking up the last few month. Need to get into it again!

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    Notmyyearoff
    October 6, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    I completely love Betty’s but I think it’s been over a couple of years since I’ve been. I must change that!!
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    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    October 7, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I love those hair clips!! How cool are they? I’m going to get some for me, maybe I can put some in the boys hair too. I would have totally paid £3 for that biscuit too, so cute but I have never been in Betty’s, I feel like I’m missing out xx
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    RachelSwirl
    October 9, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    You manage to get some fab bits and I will join in at some point my love x
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    Emma Lofthouse-Burch
    October 10, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Ah the squirrel biscuit is so cute, I love Bettys, such a Yorkshire institution!

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    Heledd _ Running in Lavender
    October 16, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Ah another great roundup!! I’d totally walk by Betty’s every day if I lived nearby, and I’m sure I’d be tempted in pretty often.
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    Mary Smith
    October 17, 2016 at 11:55 am

    mmmm That biscuit sounds absolutely delish and I love old railways postcards too!
    I think I might go buy the spooky hairclips for Megs and I this week…she would love them. x
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    Megan - Truly Madly Kids
    November 3, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I love these posts! My fave is the vintage postcard – I love these things! I have loads for Norfolk!

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