Belt up.

May 16, 2008

I dumbfounded myself yesterday, I bought a Jasper Conran belt, it is very nice, but I’ve never paid more than £10 for a belt before, it is nice though, I do deserve nice things, it is so very stylish too, you wont see many belts like this one, have I convinced you (or myself) yet that it was worth the money and besides it sort of makes up for the dissapointment of looking at that belt in thailand and thinking oh, I’ll get that tomorow and then never seeing it again and it was a unique design with a solid buckle that has a sort of red cross button in the centre that released the belt, anyway I cant do it justice but it was luuvvverrly, I always think why didnt I buy it, now I wont ever think that about my wonderfully simple yet stylish Jasper Conran belt.

Living Will

April 27, 2008

Look what I spotted in a well known store inside Manchester Airport.

I’m sure they give a lot of comfort to all the nervous flyers that pass through every day.

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The thing is they were everywhere, not only on this display unit but also repeated at regular intervals around the store. That’s what I call selling to peoples fears!

One or two thoughts spring to mind, if I buy one and fill it out, perhaps in the bar, dont I need some sort of witness? Perhaps a Solicitor to make things official?

How about the fact that if I fill it out, I now have the only copy of my possibly invalid Will with me and in the event my plane goes down it will go down in flames along with me!

What a gyp!

The daily grind.

April 4, 2008

The lovely Min and Lee bought me a wonderful gift this week. My very own Pestle and Mortar.

I’ve wanted one for a while but just not spotted the right one, if I had have, then this would be it!

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On Saturday I spotted an ok one in Morrisons, and I even put it in the basket. Paul was quite strong in letting me know that he didnt like it and it wouldnt go in the kitchen and it was the wrong size, colour and everything. Later after shopping we dropped in at his Mums house and I even relayed the story of how he wouldnt let me buy the Pestle & Mortar, he even “got dun” off his Mum. Now I find out that he was only trying to put me off because he knew that Min was looking for a nice one to get me as a gift.

I should have known something was wrong, we never stop each other buying things we really want!

(I did apologise for telling his Mum!)

Hint Hint, if you also feel the need to buy me a gift any time soon, I’ve got my eye on one of these 😉

My masala dabba Originally uploaded by Laquet.

Life in widescreen

March 17, 2008

Its performance bonus time again and although I dont get it until payday on Wednesday, I went a bit weak at the knees when I saw this little beauty. Of course, Paul agreed that a little treat out of said bonus was entirely appropriate 🙂

Widescreen Monitor

Look at that screen resolution, 1680 by 1050!!

Here is the moment when the current 19″ model met its replacement, a 22″ widescreen number.

Old meets new

Do you think it felt a bit inadequete?

Another post about shoes.

February 16, 2008

Oooops, I did it again!

I couldnt resist, I just had to have them, I know I only got new trainers at Christmas but still!

I love the Adidas Samba Super Suede and havent had a new pair for about about 2 years so I’m well due, the last pair have almost reached garden-wear status so its good to have a new pair to wear out.

This is one of a line of top selling trainers reaching back decades, the original Samba originating sometime in the 1950’s.

This version is my favourite, navy blue nubuck suede upper and a gum sole featuring the classic Samba suction cups. The over-long tongue, black-on-white Adidas motif on the rear and the distinctive 3 stripes all point towards this shoes venerable heritage. A good looking bumper bar wrapped around the front protects the toes from wear and tear and totally caps the whole thing off.

Samba Super Suede

Next on my list?

New shoes

December 22, 2007

Forgive me, but I really am a weak-willed worm when it comes to accessories. Today I bought a new cap, yet another belt and then succumbed to a new pair of shoes 🙂

I’ve actually had a hankering after a pair of these for a while now and with birthday money burning a hole in my pocket, I could wait no longer.

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Go away now if you dont want to read my gushing, Adidas-geek style review of these shoes!

These are not just shoes, these are antiqued brown leather upper leather trainers, with the trademark Adidas 3 stripes in ‘bone’ leather. ‘adidas’ and ‘chile 62’ logos on the sides are in metallic gold. An all time Adidas classic, originally designed as a football boot for the 1962 World Cup held in Chile, and then reproduced as a great trainer. A stylish trainer with a timeless look that has lasted over 40 years. One of the very best ‘re-issues’ from Adidas.

V.retro and 🙂

In other news, I took the car for its MOT today, it passed blah blah, if it had failed I would have had something more interesting to blog about 🙂

Christmas Meme

December 16, 2007

A seasonal meme nicked from Ms.Mac who also nicked it from Tinakala in Estonia.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?

First of all I have to say that Paul does most of wrapping. We’re using a combination of the 2, depends how special you are and how many pressies we’re sending you.

2. Real tree or artificial?

Artificial every time, less hoovering involved.

3. When do you put up the tree?

This year we put it up early, a couple of weeks ago, it was OK though, a neighbour had theirs up 4 days before us!  

4. When do you take tree down?

Normally, its a 12 days after Christmas thing, this year its coming down on the day before we fly to India on New Years Eve.

5. Do you like eggnog?

I don’t remember trying it, does it have Advocat in it?

6. Favorite gift received as a child?

The gift of life. No seriously, I really loved my (boy doll) Maskatron from the Bionic Man.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?


8. Hardest person to buy for?

Steven Seagal.

9. Easiest person to buy for?

The boy from Mask (a mask)

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?

A remote controlled Crane (sorry Dad……….Oh, you died, I left this apology a bit late……)

11. Mail or email Christmas cards?

Neither, I give Christmas cards to close family but that’s about all.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?

Gremlins 2 ?

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?

Never earlier than my birthday, November 26th. 

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

Yes, I also have a few under the bed in reserve, if anyone drops in unexpected like, I’ll be running upstairs to wrap!

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?

Turkey? Goose? Anything but Christmas cake. 

16. Clear lights or coloured on the tree?


17. Favorite Christmas song?

How can yow choose? That Slade song or Elton’s Step into Christmas, oh! what about that Pogues song?

 18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home?

Stay home. 

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Rudolph, Cupid, Comet, Donner, Blitzen, Dancer, Prancer, how many did he have? I’m probably missing a couple.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?

Both, Angel on main tree and a Star on the conservatory tree.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?

Christmas evening, after visiting everyone else. 

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?

Shopping Madness (or maybe Christmas Memes 🙂

23. What I love most about Christmas?

Beautiful gifts 🙂 and family wonderfull-ness of course.