Yearly Archives: 2013
One for your health, another for your beauty
…and other useful seasoning
Bursting with goodness
I know what you mean Grace when you tweet that you cannot believe how quickly Christmas is approaching. What is it about that day that makes everyone feel that they have to get everything done by 24th December because it is all going to close for…..2 days!
Recently I tried to book a hair appointment, get my sofas cleaned and arrange for my septic tank to be emptied and everyone has said not until after Xmas. Now I understand the hair appointment as presumably everyone wants to look their best on the big day however quite frankly having been up half the night wrapping presents, then the other half stuffing the turkey to get it in the oven by 7am plus there is the endless basting so opening the doors of a hot steamy oven, well I am amazed that any amount of hair appointments can cope with those extremes so if you are me you …
What happened to Lord Lucan?
Personalised Xmas cards from 23p each including envelope
Really Wild special offers
This way, even the cook can relax
A LBD with a twist!
A responsible Xmas present!
Doris Lessing at 94, & the series we love about two 70 yr olds!
Variety of television….
Melt in the mouth heaven
and benefit from our 10% exclusive discount
As I write my levels of excitement are rising to almost hysteria (luckily I have never managed to behave like an adult!). It’s going to be a very different Christmas for us this year as we off to Doha to have Christmas with Teddy, my grandson, who will be 8 months (I keep forgetting his parents will be there but they are important too!) and stopping off in Istanbul for four days beforehand. The flight leaves from Toulouse, stops in Istanbul and then on to Doha so it seemed rude not to stop en route to discover the delights of the gate to the Orient! I hope we don’t get tempted to buy a carpet…
However, another packing dilemma looms. Here in sleepy SW France it is freezing overnight with beautiful warmish, sunny days, the early morning trees are bathed in sparkling sunlight as the hoar frost clings on in the hope it will last the …
Your chance to get a free super cool t shirt
Plooms fountain pen £55 with 30 free ink cartridges
(offer ends 18 December)
Red & Lime Paisley flatties £78
The Granny Alphabet – all proceeds from this very funny book go to Friends of the Elderly
Cashmere scarf – currently on offer for less than £20
Synthetic fur boot liners – five colourways £25
Fantastic fizzers £6
Snood £65 and matching jacket £150 – both less 20% with free P&P
Limited edition print by Jo Sandelson
The perfect white shirt – 20% off & free P&P
Cashmere & cotton cable scarf inspired by Katherine Hepburn
20% off these pretty party slingbacks
Treasure Pods – keepsake lockets
Tweed Baker Boy hat £49 – perfect gift for a fashion conscious teenager
Zatchels £20% off until midnight Sunday 8 December
Funny stocking filler for a uni student
Vintage tea lights – set of 6 £14.95
Great stocking filler for a uni student!
As good with cheese as it is a stocking filler gift
Help spread the word about this fantastic idea
It’s the BBC all weekend!!
Grab one before midnight tonight!
20% off and free P&P
Baker Boy hat – a cool gift for a teenage girl
Winner announced – was it you? Check the blog post to find out
Grow your own pearl oysters!
Keeping Britain safe now and in the 70′s
Go on strike Grace, and take to your bed with a hot toddy (that’s a drink not a fit man!) Then let the men in your life sort themselves out and maybe they will appreciate all that you do for them. Make sure the house looks a bit of a mess too when they return!!
Talking about men in our lives I am one down as my youngest son (18 yrs) is on a gap year and has gone to work in a ski resort for 4 months. However it will probably mean that he will ski in the ski resort and not do much work hence he will run out of money fairly soon and have to live on crisps and water! He arranged it all with two friends; they rented an apartment which is a shoe box with triple bunk beds, a shower and loo, and another room with a sofa bed which is …
A personalised charm
Put your flirty feet on!
Miracle juices to cure all ills
A pretty tasty combo
Come on girls, let’s play the boys at their game!
The most wholesome veg
Check into this B & B – Bart & Berry
Could be THE Christmas gift website
It’s Tango night plus 5 mins with most famous scientist
A satisfying lunch on a chilly day
An old fashioned shop with modern values