Tuesday, 26 March 2013

A Few Of My Favourite Things

I am, as we speak, running towards this long Easter weekend as if it is was a long lost lover. I am that excited about 4 days off work!

In our family we rarely give Easter eggs and normally exchange a little present instead to save our waistlines.

I thought you might be interested in a few of my current favourite buys instead of as well as indulging in Chocolate.

See it looks like a polar bear!!
Black & Blum have been my favourite design company since I stumbled across them about 18months ago in a shop whilst on the Isle of Wight. I bought their classic lunch box (box app├ętit), and now have increased my range to their lunch pot to take soup and fruit into work. Their product line exude quality with clean lines and practicality assured.Their new product is the brrrrr

It is an ice tray! You turn it 90 degrees and fill it with water until it reaches the overspill & screw the top on, then bring it back down to horizontal and put it into the freezer. The lid stops the nasty smells from getting in and you just have to give it a sharp tap to release the ice cubes. Perfect for those with limited freezer space. Now lets be honest who has had a gin and tonic only to bring it to your lips and see the odd stray pea floating on the top? I cannot believe no-one has thought of this before
At £9.99 it’s a perfect new home present or thanks for having me gift.

The Hair Turban
The Blonde Bombshell kindly gave me this on Saturday. It is a hair turban.

Such a great idea after a bath, you simply put the larger end at the back of your head and scoop your hair into the narrower part. Twist the microfiber fabric and then secure the narrow end at the nape of your neck using the loop and huge diamante button. Ready in seconds to answer the door or put on make up before a big night out. Mine was from Primark, but Boots are selling something similar here

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Another Scandinavian book, and it is just brilliant for a holiday or long weekend read. I picked it up when it was on special offer for the Kindle at 20p. It has now gone back up to £3.08. It features Allan Karlsson who is 100 years old and in the first few pages flees from his nursing home on his 100 birthday with a stolen suitcase. He meets an odd assortment of merry men as he makes a sedate escape across the country involving a hot dog vendor, organised crime and an ex circus animal, pursed by the police and media. In-between each chapter set in the present we flash back to Allan’s life leading to this point, and realise he was present at every major historical turning point of the 20th century.
It was such good fun to read, I couldn’t put it down!

Who buys tomato sauce as a present? Weirdo Abigail!
But this sauce transforms the ordinary bacon butty into culinary heaven. At £1.99 for 310G it is not exactly cheap, but it will have you coming back again and again and again.

At £19 for 4 they are not cheap. But I bought some for my sister a few years ago after I invested in a couple of boxes. They are a design classic. So posh, I always feel like I should not be using them with own brand coffee!

Buying an Easter Egg is nice for youngsters, but only if you can afford it. For the grown ups why not spend the same amount of money as you would on chocolate on a little treat that your loved one will retain much longer?

Frugally yours
P.S. I received no money or incentive for writing this list. It is my own opinion and if you do not like it then go and write your own blog.


  1. Glad you enjoyed that book! It has had some good reviews. It is on my reading list so I will get around to it eventually :-)

    1. Morning Mary. It is my favourite read of 2013 so far. Would absolutely recommend you pick up a copy form the library or grab it online!
      Thanks for visiting - x


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