Knowing What Ticks When Giftware Is Needed

January 3, 2023 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

I do love knitting, I’ve done quite a lot this year because i’ve been involoved in a couple of small community projects to decorate the band stand on the embankment of the local county town. The first called for red, white and blue crafted items to celebrate the queen’s fantastic platinum jubilee.   The second was… Read more

Out Of Town Retail Wonder Development

November 5, 2022 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

There is always a problem when a favourite old store closes down in the high street.  The hands thrown up in the air with protestations over the closure . .. The guilt factor clicks in early when you wonder if you could have shopped there more often to keep them going.    Often though, as in… Read more

Moving From Just Shopping To Ressearch & Shop

July 6, 2022 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

When we had the national lockdowns, three in fact, to help combat the raging pandemic of Covid, there was an instant and unmistakable shift away from walk in stores and emporiums.  Becaue we were very restricted as to when we could go out, linked to the stores not always holding or obtaining stocks of basic… Read more

Excellent customer Service At Independent Outlets

May 2, 2022 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

I have just spent a very pleasurable hour or two down at a local very independent garden centre.    Oh my goodness, I so wish I’d igtnore my cautionary streak before!  The place was only very small compared to these massive multi national places.  There were no ‘Plant / Tree / Shrub  of the day or… Read more

Exhibiting Real Flare and Gifting Ideas

November 20, 2021 Homewares Toys 0

This is the time of year when we get going round the local village christmas fetes and craft stalls.  There are myriad of gifts and homewares out there for our entertainment and possibly some wll be useful.  I recently visited a massive exhibition centre selling every manner ofitem for a pre christmas fayre.  The gifts… Read more

Taking Note Of Ads For Homeware Gadgets

May 4, 2021 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

In my ordinary family kitchen I only need simple appliances – not for me the fancy all singing, all dancing multi function domestic factory that can do everything from washing, chopping, slicing, juicing etc.  This is my usual way of thinking.   I am slow to take note of the ads for such gifts, homewares and … Read more

Slippery Jersey Causes PJ Mayhem

March 1, 2021 Gifts Homewares Shopping Toys 0

Oh how I’ve had to learn a few lessons in relation to my new found hobby of sewing . . .  The first of these is do not run before you can even toddle.    I was bought a book on basic clothes sewing and feeling totally inspired, I made a pair of pyjama bottoms –… Read more

Family Hobby Stretches To Sewing Machine

January 21, 2021 Homewares Shopping Toys 0

Oh how much we like to take up a new hobby.  My goodness me there has been such a huge increase in the number of folk who now count sewing and needlework amongst their pastimes.  Not the small cross stitch patterns on a little grid, no these are big dressmaking and household item sew sessions… Read more

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