As we are all well aware (unless, of course, you have been living in a cave somewhere in the Atlas mountains for the best part of your life!) January is the second "most wonderful time of the year"!
Why? you cry. Well for several reasons actually:
1) Well, it's a new year for a start, you get the chance to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch. It's funny how many people (including myself!) have said..."2012 is going to be a good year for me"
2) We, at least enter the time of the year where they feel that you should be granted a break in your council tax and water to mention just a few things, which really helps to set you up financially for the year,
3) JANUARY SALES!
Now, I don't know about you, but I think it's a little bit silly for the most exciting shopping period: the January sales, to be right after Christmas; the time where you have to spend your entire savings to adhere to lists, or make people smile. Thank goodness, therefore, I say, for the Council!
Anyway, of course, if you have got the odd spare fiver, this is a great time to pick up a bargain, and here are some I think worth spending on...
The Cake Stand.
My best friend from Uni is getting married in May this year (yey, cannot wait!), and she is going to be having a cake table...not just a cake but a whole table of cake...she is my kind of girl that one! For anyone following in these footsteps, of course, it is pretty obvious that you are going to require a fair few cake stands of different heights and sizes, therefore I have been scanning the internet to find some gorgeous ones for you...in the sales of course!
Cool, vintage cream wire cake stand from Debenhams £7.50 in the sale!
A funky striped cake stand available for £10.99 from good old Amazon
The cutest little individual mini cake stands (come in 2's) available in several colours from Wayfair for £16.40
A classic cake stand with a glass dome top available from Laura Ashley. No you can't expect it to be cheap, but it is reduced...from Bombay Duck again, not so cheap at £35.00, but too cute! (a favourite of mine!!)