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

Shopping Could Be Improved With Some Doggie Fun

March 8, 2022 Gifts Homewares Shopping 0

I’ve been rather dreading a shopping expedition for gifs and homewares.   I try to get distracted by that distant sound of birds warbling in the nearest woods.  It is unmistakably the beginnings of spring and that brings out the softie in me.  I go looking for old nests and hideaways.  Trying to stop the dogs… Read more

Online Purchasing Becoming The Absolute Norm

January 14, 2022 Homewares Shopping 0

Being a fairly clumsy individual it takes very little for me to knock something over or drop a bottle of milk at the fridge.   I must be a homewares marketing dream, constantly needing to replace stuff.     Like so many other folk in recent months I have limited my shopping trips – no longer meandering down… 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

Sewing Hobby Expands & Ignites New Passions

September 4, 2021 Gifts Homewares 0

I have taken to sewing in a gentle but expanding way. . .  Having dug out my sewing machine that had until last March been seriously under valued and under used, I was inspired by a chum who was making helpful things for frontline care working staff during the pandemic.  I had lots of spare… Read more

Self Healing Cutting Mats – An Absolute Must Have

July 5, 2021 Gifts Homewares Shopping 0

It’s some time since we started a family hobby of sewing – all sorts of things come out of our dining room these days and not very many seem to be food related.  Our dining table has become the sewing table – it’s big enough to have the sewing machine parked nearest the power sockets… 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