Black Friday Purchases 

Black Friday craziness has definitely been creeping on this side of the Atlantic more and more over the years. There are so many things like Halloween, thanksgiving etc that are America centric that have made it here. Obviously not nearly as big as in the states but it’s catching on…fast. Black Friday is one of them and it’s not going anywhere.

I had told myself that I was not going to do any shopping and I intended on sticking to that. That was until I started writing my what I want for Christmas post and realised I really wanted  a camera. You see since I started blogging and attending blogger events I realised that I should up my game. It has been something I had been wanting to do but never got round to it. Then it was money issues thinking I couldn’t afford it, but when I actually could I choose to travel instead.Black Friday Purchases

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

There say in life it is  all about priorities, I am still trying to figure out what are my priorities. I have not yet got the hang of it all but I am  slowly learning. When it came to my blogging journey I honestly did not have my priorities bang on. I figured the iPhone 6plus has good enough camera, why mess with something working just fine. There has been times when I really wanted to take pictures, when I did they didn’t quite come out right.

After a few searches on Currys PC world and hardly any research, I opted for the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS. The sales guy/person said it is a good enough camera and I bought it for £159.99. This is not an expense I had put on the budget so it means, no spend month. It’s crazy to have a no spend a month in December but spending on unnecessary things is banned, only essentials.

Before I decided to go on the no spend month, I had to treat myself to one last gift a weekender to Nice France. Nice is on my 30B430 Bucketlist but never had a chance to visit yet due to its popularity during summer. I figured why not go when no one is thinking of hitting up the south of France.

Easyjet had an awesome deal going for £50 return flight from London Luton. I have genius account with Booking.com so I found a 4* hotel for £60 for two nights and that’s me sorted. I can not wait to visit next weekend, I need to plan my weekend.

Did you get anything during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales? Did you get a chance to treat yourself or your family?

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  1. January 7, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    I am trying to buy a flat in 2017 so I can imagine the frustration

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      It was an awesome deal for sure

  2. December 6, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    That camera looks good would love to hear how it is for the price!

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:15 pm

      So far it’s been incredible I love it

  3. December 6, 2016 / 11:02 am

    I need to do exactly the same and up my game in the camera dept. I am hoping for money for Christmas so I can get a better one for my blogging.
    I hope you enjoy your mini break – sounds perfect to me! xx

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      Thanks Tanya I sure did and yes the camera had helped up my blogging game

  4. Francesca Nelson
    December 5, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    What a great price!! I love canons, thats what I use they are so easy to use! Also what a great deal for a weekend to France, can’t wait to hear all about it!!

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      I have loved canons for ever so made sense to pick one up

  5. December 5, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    I didn’t get any deals but looks like you got a great two with the camera and flights! x

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      I sure did, I love my new camera and Nice was epic

  6. December 5, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Looks like a lovely camera, enjoy trying it out in Nice. Such a great deal on the hotel too x

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      Thanks Rhian I sure did

  7. December 5, 2016 / 6:02 am

    I hope you have a lovely time in France! Great deal on the flights/hotel! Lovely camera too, enjoy!

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks so much I did

  8. Kira L Curtis
    December 5, 2016 / 12:29 am

    Wow you got some great deals, that’s such a good price for a camera! And the trip as well! Wish I had actually had a look now, I could do with a holiday!

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:12 pm

      I am glad I managed to get the camera and the trip was the icing on the cake

  9. December 4, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Woohoo that is an awesome buy getting your camera, hope it allows you to take some awesome photos!

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:12 pm

      I hope so too

  10. Ickle Pickle
    December 4, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    Wow – two awesome treats! I didn’t buy anything, I am now working my way through my children’s Christmas List’s! Kaz x

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:12 pm

      Aww how sweet I am sure the kids appreciate it big time

  11. Elodie
    December 4, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    Great pick! I haven’t ordered anything for myself this Black Friday but I did manage to buy most of my Christmas presents so it’s all good! ☺️

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      That’s awesome, I managed to buy my Christmas presents for the family before the Black Friday

  12. Beautyqueenuk
    December 4, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Great Black Friday purchase! I managed to get all but one of my Christmas presents for the family and I sent them all to my mum for her to wrap 🙂

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Hahahaha bless love our mothers

  13. December 4, 2016 / 11:45 am

    I managed to avoid black friday this year – though in the past I’ve used it to buy things that were on my wishlist too. Love the camera!

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      I wanted to but last minute decision I went for it

  14. Laura
    December 4, 2016 / 4:43 am

    Oh wow congrats on your new camera and your trip to Nice! I bought Le Crueset kitchenware in the sales this year xxx

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Oooh sounds well posh lol

  15. Jazmin Williams
    December 4, 2016 / 12:31 am

    That camera looks absolutely amazing and perfect for the trip in Nice! Have a fab time x

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      I know right, it was awesome having it with me

  16. December 3, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Oooh this looks like a nice camera! Have an amazing time in Nice, I went for my birthday weekend a couple of years ago and it’s beautiful <3

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      It sure is gorgeous and thanks

  17. December 3, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Wow you got a good deal on the flight & hotel! Enjoy.xo

    • January 7, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      I sure did, I was very pleased

  18. December 2, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    Definitely worth investing in a camera, I bought a decent one a few years back for the blog and have never looked back. Mich x

    • December 3, 2016 / 9:06 am

      I am glad to have invested in a good camera and can not wait to start using it for my blog.

  19. December 2, 2016 / 8:22 am

    Thank you Heather, I can not wait to start learning how to use my camera not just on auto but manual too. I am invested in learning in the new year for the betterment of my blogging business

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