Frugal Fate Or Just A Coincidence ?

I wanted to tell you a little tale of something that I think is fantastic that happened to me last week, do you believe in frugal fate ? read on and decide for yourself.

We have a bay window in our bedroom and I’ve been thinking about turning the space we have there  into a little office/craft area for myself, I wanted a little nook of my own where I could blog, work and indulge in some journalling and scrapbooking.

I started researching which desk I would like to save up for, I found the perfect desk on the Ikea website and imagined how good it would look in that nook, I made a note of the price and planned to save up to buy it.

The next day I checked Freecycle as I do most days and couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw someone offering the exact same desk that I wanted, I couldn’t type a reply fast enough.

Was this frugal fate or just a huge coincidence ? I like the think it was the former, but could I really have manifested myself the perfect piece of furniture to pursue my frugal passions for totally free ?

I got an email just after ten, the lady explained she’d had a lot of interest in the desk so the first person the call her on the phone could have it, my heart sank a little as it was late and I didn’t want to disturb her so I mourned a little for the loss of that fabulous desk and went to bed.

The next morning I got on with making the kids breakfast, drinking coffee and getting everyone washed and dressed for the day, I always run the hoover round before we leave and for some reason a little vision popped into my head of me sat at that desk typing away, I called FrugalMrW and asked him to call for me while I did the school run and I bet you can guess what happened next can’t you ?

The Desk Of My Dreams !

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I’m sat here with my laptop on the desk of my dreams typing this post for you to read, apart from a tiny scratch on the top it’s in amazing condition.

I now have my own little nook where I can create away to my heart’s content, the lovely lady also gave us an immaculate office chair to go with the desk so I’m all set up and couldn’t be happier.

Has anything like that happened to you before ? do you believe in frugal fate ? leave me a comment below I would love to hear from you.




  1. December 29th 2015 / 10:31 PM

    Oh how wonderful! I believe in fate of all kinds 🙂 so glad you got the desk it looks just right x

  2. December 29th 2015 / 10:48 PM

    Oh how lovely! It was definitely frugal fate – it looks great 😀

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