Why I Hate Shopping!

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I've always hated shopping.  I don't think I'm alone amongst men either.  The very thought of going into town with the sole objective of 'shopping’ brings me out in a cold sweat.  No, for me there has to be a sole purpose, a project, a single product to buy, or in an extreme case a few products.  Nowadays it's even less necessary to venture onto

Aloha Hawaii Talented Tote Bags!

I live in Wales and as a 'green' nation, there's a charge for carrier bags in all the shops here so we tend to carry around our own 'bags for life', cotton shoppers, totes or whatever you call them.Last week I picked up a really bright and snazzy new tote bag, primarily to keep in my handbag for extra shopping. When it arrived though, I

The Hay Festival and My Competition Win!

Some of you will know that last year, I won a competition run by Vintage Books.It was a pretty amazing prize, consisting of a weekend stay in a B&B near Hay-on-Wye during the Hay Festival, tickets to numerous talks and events taking place there, a pair of Hunter Wellies for us both and the entire Deborah Moggach back catalogue!Now I love Deborah Moggach anyway so

The Child Who by Simon Lelic

I really enjoyed reading The Child Who by Simon Lelic and will definitely be looking out for more of Simon's books! The book focuses on the 'aftermath' of a terrible crime committed by a young boy. The boy is just over the age of criminal responsibility and the question I was constantly asking myself is presumably the question on everyone else's lips when reading it. Should

Vistaprint iPhone Case

Just thought I'd show you the really fun looking iPhone cases which my daughter and her boyfriend ordered recently from Vistaprint.Apparently it was dead easy to do and although originally they were both going to put a holiday pic from Turkey on their phones, they decided against it. Maddie just went to Google and searched for random pretty patterns and Hey Presto!! I like Maddie's