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…

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…

Tote

I just impulse bought a new bag. I had a tote I loved for years but then it started falling apart (a familiar story) so I started using jute or canvas shopper bags for every day stuff.  I’ve just started working again and a canvas shopper isn’t great for work as it’s unstructured and open…

Tusk

Earlier today I popped into my local Waitrose and saw this Emma Bridgewater jute bag supporting Tusk. Now, I love Emma Bridgewater and I love Waitrose but I didn’t know anything about Tusk so did a quick google. And now I love Tusk. Tusk is essentially a charity that has been helping fund conservation, community…

Petit Bateau 

My daughter wore quite a lot of Petit Bateau as a baby. This was mostly due to my mother going slightly nuts in the shop and buying everything. Their babygros are softer than soft but what I really loved was the… bum flap. I’m fairly certain this isn’t the technical name for it but it’s…

Easter Eggs for Kids

Easter, or Chocolate Eating Season as I like to call it, is nearly upon us so it’s time to seek out the best yummy treats on offer for the kids! Montezumas  Montezuma’s best selling Eco Easter Eggs are back again in their award winning eco-friendly packaging. Vegetarian. Organic. Gluten Free. Free from colourings, preservatives and GM….

Pencil it in…

Now let’s be clear about this. I bought my 2016 calendar in October. So if you don’t have yours yet then WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING? Despite the crushing judgement from me please do not despair. There’s still time. Anyone who knows me knows that I take my calendar very seriously. For one thing I’m…

Sales

The January Sales are quite evil if you think about it. Those things you’ve coveted all year suddenly drop to half price just at the precise moment you go overdrawn. I mean, who has money after Christmas? Gazillionaires that’s who. And last time I checked, they didn’t need to scour the cut price rail. I…