Advent Calendars

I know you all think I’m insane but seriously you need to be thinking about your advent calendars NOW. If you’re happy with a standard chocolate one (and let’s face it most of us are!) then obviously there’s no need to panic but if you fancy something a bit different then you had better get your…

Cactus 

Remember when everything was pineapple themed? Pineapple drink stirrers, pineapple wallpaper, pineapple pyjamas, pineapple tampons (probably)…  Not sure what it is with the British obsession with things that are deemed “tropical”. Pineapples, flamingos, palm trees, llamas…  Well now it’s all about the cactus. You can barely move without bumping into a succulent, so if you…

Costco.

For those that don’t know, Costco is an American wholesaler. They sell to trade (obviously) but also to members of the public if you meet the requirements for their membership. My father is a retired banker (a job that is on the approved list) and I am an add-on to his membership.  Costco is probably…

Magicool

I bought a can of this for my daughter to take to school with her during this mini heatwave we’ve been having. She’s absolutely rubbish in the heat. We’ve had tears this week. Actual tears! Now, yes, I do realise children of today are incredibly spoilt and pampered… yes, yes I know you just had to…

Dune Raffia Clutch

I’m a very organised person. I have clear outs and Spring cleans and tidy ups all the time. But as I’ve said before I’m a bit crap when it comes to organising myself. I keep saying I’m going to diet but I don’t. I am FOREVER moaning about my hair and promising to cut it/dye it/shave…

Pillow

Most people are creatures of habit. They always eat the same cereal for breakfast. They have a wee first thing. They complain about their kids not turning the lights off/putting the loo seat down/ tidying up… because that’s what they always do. Or in my husband’s case they have a nightly ritual that I like…

Jeep

I’ve never had a Jeep but always quite fancied one. But the Cherokee and its big brother the Grand Cherokee are bloody enormous. Not what I was looking for. Something smaller perhaps? Next there was the Wrangler. I have loved it since the movie Cocktail in which a young Tom Cruise drove one around Jamaica seducing women whilst wearing…

Picnic Basket Bag

I don’t generally buy myself accessories. I’m not a big jewellery person, usually just sticking to my wedding/engagement rings and a pair of simple studs in my ears. I don’t have overflowing collections of decorative scarfs like some of my friends. Or hats. Or sunglasses. But once in a blue moon I see something and…

Twins

Over the Christmas break my sister gave birth to twins. In short they are adorable. I love babies, I really do. I was totally, completely and utterly OBSESSED with my own. But now she’s an actual teenager. So the thing I was most excited about when it came to the new babies was THE SHOPPING. There are…

Flats 

My stupid stupid stoopid foot is still causing me grief. I’ve spent weeks happily limping about in my trusty Birkenstocks but now it’s October and starting to get a bit chilly so I should probably wear covered shoes. Except I don’t want to only wear lace-up trainers, especially seeing as I wear them all day at…