New Year Tidings To Lift Jaded Shopper

November 21, 2020 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

Ah a new year has come crashing in to my life.  Doesn’t seem like five minutes ago that I was happily babbling to all about the joys of learning to browse and shop online.  This in itself has helped me to start overcoming my natural tendency towards serious bah humbugitus at the approach to Christmas. … Read more

Keeping Brain Active & Hands Busy With A Hobby

September 14, 2020 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

Whilst I was staying away with some friends, one of them metioned a hobby I used to have and until recently, had quite given up.   When housebound after an accident, to relieve boredom and keep my brain active, I became handy at making gifts and sewing homewares and toys.  I became rather skilled at… Read more

Fabric & Habidashery Heaven Open Once More

July 3, 2020 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

Ah the simple joys to be had of finding an old fashioned fabric and habidashery store open!  After the many months of lockdown when we couldn’t go out and look at anything in an actual shop, being able to walk into a local treasure trove was such delight.   The shopkeeper has owned the store for… Read more

Ideas Flow From Lifestyle Programmes

May 4, 2020 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

One of the fab things about being in a lockdown situation is the opportunity to take time to take in daytime leisure and lifestyle programmes.   When out at work, especially when there’s a bit of a commute to start and end the day, it can put one off getting to grips with anything more ambitious… Read more

Refitting & Redecor Inspiration From Over The Pond

February 3, 2020 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

There are so many daytime home and leisure programmes on tv nowadays, it’s difficut sometimes to take your eyes off the screen, get up and actually do something for real.  I have been drawn in to one of the home renovation and remodelling show imports.  The transformations are amazing from a building and decor point… Read more

Surprising Yarn about Knitting With Hands . . .

January 4, 2020 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

Ahha, some of you would have laughed your socks off if you’d seen one or two of the presents opened around our Christmas tree this year – reaching the depths of despair I thought.   One was an absolutely massive ball of knitting yarn – in the almost raw state, so it needed completely unwinding and… Read more

Upgrading From Starter To Absolute Perfection

December 3, 2019 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

The wonderful thing about watching someone moving house is being able to see and appreciate the before and after . . . . .   I’m thinking here of a young couple who bought a tiny but functional starter home some five years ago.  It had just what they needed, except a garage.  The kitchen was… Read more

Giving Gifts Filled With Care & Thoughtfulness

November 5, 2019 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

One of the things I really love to do at this time of year is to look out the best bird feeders I have, clean them all up and get them filled – lots of luscious nuts and berries out there.  I manage to attract many feathered friends throughout the year and I delight in… Read more

Hurrah For A New Colourful Phase Coming On Trend

October 9, 2019 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

I have been taking quite a bit of interest in the massive selection of furnishing and homeware ranges being introduced in stores and online.  It did seem for a couple of seasons that everyone just wanted grey.  Any shade of grey.  I personally find it truly dull – probably because of my own bright, sunny… Read more

Delightful Potting Shed Of Note

September 13, 2019 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

Whilst I was helping to care for a very ancient gent the other week, I had to ask for directions to the loo whilst we were out strolling in his vast back garden.   I was absolutely amazed when I got to the ‘potting shed’ as it was quaintly referred to . . . .   To… Read more