This has not been a great day.
Yesterday, when completing my FINAL wash – yes, I could actually SEE the bottom of the laundry basket (!) our old (17 years) and faithful washing machine began to make unhealthy noises. Within 10 minutes it had to be switched off before it rattled and rolled into orbit.
This afternoon I had a vain hope that Peter, our friendly local repair man, would be able to work his magic…..but it was not to be. Within one minute of him peering inside I knew……we need a new washing machine.
Earlier in the day a friend from church, with 2 of her sons, came from coffee/play. Just before she arrived our kettle died. Following a twitter/facebook update, I need to clarify that our kettle is a small domestic appliance to boil water for tea/coffee – Kettle is not a pet which has now deceased! Does every country have kettles to boil water? I think not, but what do you use instead? Let me know!
Anyway, I had just come to terms with having to boil water in a saucepan for our tea/coffee, when she arrived at the door. As I answered the door, it fell off its hinges, well 2 out of the 3 of them! With her help we reattached it sufficiently to close it!
How about that for a day!……so on to the good news, and the retail therapy!
You may have noticed some shiny new ads in the right hand column of my blog.
I am delighted to be associated with LinkShare and through them I am now associated with some of my favourite/favorite products. Currently these are the UK stores, but I hope to have links to US stores soon too.
There are a number of sales on, and these lovely items in particular caught my eye.
Lego (don’t you just love it!)
This camper van is so cute, but I will never get my husband to agree to holiday in one – too many childhood memories associate with them, and not in a good way!
So what items appeal to you?
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I appreciate this is not my usual type of blog post. Feedback welcome. Would you like to see the occasional post like this, with items that have caught my eye? Or would you just prefer the ads in the side columns?