Finding things in Primark can be a total nightmare! It seems like so many of the things you see people posting about never show up in store, especially when you’re local store is a smaller one.
Early last week a few news articles started circulating claiming that Primark was now selling their merchandise online, and there was free next day delivery!! The world lost their minds, but upon further inspection, it appeared that whilst their products were available on Amazon, they were double and sometimes triple the price!
Personally, I love Amazon, it is so convenient and saves me so many precious hours, but I also love nothing more than a wander around my favourite shops too! Primark especially. It is filled with so many gems that are usually a total bargain, and as a Disney fan, its the best way to rep your favourite characters without having to pay the often crazy Disney store prices!
However, don’t get too excited. Primark don’t actually have any deals with Amazon, and are not selling anything online at this moment in time, it is in fact third party sellers that are listing the items, which also explains the price hikes. It is devastating news that the Minnie and Mickey date night set that I’ve spent weeks and weeks looking for still isn’t mine, and that I won’t be buying it online any time soon, but I’m also glad that Primark have quickly let us know so that we aren’t ripped off!
There are plenty of people all over the internet willing to pick up items in Primark that may not be available in a store near you, and many are trustworthy and don’t ask for much more than the RRP and postage costs, and so if you really are desperate for a must have item, it’s probably best to seek them out instead!
What are your thoughts? Do you love to wander around the shops, or would you rather have everything online?
Some of you will have noticed that I’ve been gone for a good couple of months now, and being totally honest it’s purely because I have been out and enjoying the real world. I’ve always been a person that struggles with balancing the outside and online worlds, and so this break has been much needed.
So, with that being said, I thought it would be easier to update you in one post rather than several instagram posts and clogging up your feeds.
Over the summer I worked as a Play Worker for my counties Playscheme, and it is honestly so much fun. My day consisted of driving to site, setting up some games, painting faces and just ensuring that the children had as much fun as possible. Then in the afternoon I would drive to another site and do the same again. I made so many friends this summer and I’m really grateful for that, there really is some wonderful people around.
I attended more than my fair share of parties too!
I also went for a little stay in a caravan in North Wales. Whilst I live there, it’s not a place I tend to explore often, and I’ve probably taken it for granted in the past. Wales is STUNNING!
I’ve been to Manchester for days out, discovered the beauty that is Base Bar and rekindled my love of baseball. I have of course enjoyed so much Taco Bell too.
I went to my first Pokemon Go night too. It was at Chester zoo, and I will be totally honest I just saw it as cheap entry to a zoo that I adore, and I thought I would be able to bag a Dole Whip while I was there… I was so wrong. They closed off half the zoo and that included the Dole Whip stand in Islands, so I was devastated. However, the pokemon catching was a lot of fun, even if there wasn’t anything new or exciting. I did so many steps that day too so it was all good. If anyone wants to add me as a friend, my trainer code is: 5310 8665 2356
I actually completed my first jewelry order over summer too, which was so bloody exciting. I’ve not had much time to put anything together for a short while now, but my first order definitely boosted my confidence and the feedback made me smile even more!
I went to so many quiz nights. Every Sunday my local pub hosts a quiz and it honestly the funniest night, and is probably the highlight of summer. Of course we absolutely smashed the Pixar themed night, complete with Sulley costumes, and I’ve even dressed up as a member of Kiss. I bloody love my quiz team and I hope they’re still winning without me… Ken Dodd’s Dad’s Dogs Dead!
I went to the baby shower of a really good friend, and we got to catch up. It was so nice to spend time with her, and meeting the new little princess was so lovely! She is so gorgeous and an absolute dream!!
There was a tour of Anfield somewhere in there too. I’m not an avid football fan, and I certainly don’t support Liverpool (I’m a Sunderland gal!) but my boyfriend does, and so when we had a random day off together with no plans, we decided to make the most of it and take a trip. To be fair, it was actually quite interesting and there was some cute photo opportunities so I guess it was worth it.
Matt turned 25, and so I showered him with gifts for our trip to Walt Disney World next year, and I made him a cake. It was my first ever attempt and to be honest, it could have been so much worse! He absolutely loves Dwayne Johnson and WWE so I had to make it special… what do you think!?
We took Matt’s gorgeous niece Freya to build-a-bear for her birthday bear, and whilst I’m almost certain that I had more fun, it was such a cute day.
I turned 23, and I was spoilt with a FitBit and a Dolce Gusto coffee machine, so now I’m motivated and caffeinated there really isn’t any stopping me! Big thank you for the cards and gifts and well wishes. You’re all far too kind!
Finally, I moved back to Sunderland to start my final year of University, and I couldn’t be more excited. My last academic year was such a nightmare, and so I’m ready to celebrate the fresh start, and end my time at University with a bang. It hasn’t been an easy road, but I’ here to make it worth it. Please stay tuned as I will be needing your help with my dissertation soon!
The summer has honestly been a lot of fun, even with all the stresses. My wardrobe and Disney Collection has grown along with my smile and that’s the important stuff.
If you stuck around to the end, you deserve an applause. What did you all get up to over summer?
All will be back to normal soon, and I’ll stop rambling. Amy xo