Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Everyone likes a bargain, but...
I've just watched the drone video of Gop Hill over at John's blog, and - like Toad of Toad Hall - I freshly desire a drone-mounted video camera.
Not any old drone, it has to be a really good one with a broadcast-quality camera slung underneath it.
If I had more money, I really would resemble Toady in my fads. When I want something, it has to be the best of its kind, or at least the best that I can afford. H.I. feels exactly the same way, which is why we took delivery of a fan-heater costing £400 yesterday. We have spent too many Winters getting blasted by stiflingly hot air one minute and stupefyingly cold the next by using fan heaters which cost £18, and we could have used the cooling facility of this latest one during the heat wave last week.
When I bought a telescope, it had to be the biggest and best that I could afford - with telescopes, size matters.
H.I. bought a pair of Italian designer shoes a couple of weeks ago which are studded with diamonds. Real diamonds. Don't worry, they are not as crass as they sound in the basic description (see above), and they were a genuine bargain.
She is very good at trawling the net and finding good bargains - a £2000 watch for £400 for her, a £2000 Armani suit costing £175 for me.
I recently bought a Bose (the best) £130 Bluetooth speaker set for £2, but I paid full-price for the Bose speakers attached to this computer.
If there is no cheaper alternative, we tend to just buy it anyway. Thrift has its limits in this household.