Category: shopping

Secquential Birthdays Call For Panic Free Browsing

Funny how certain families have sets of birthdays all in one long run – a colleague of mine had all their family birthdays falling between 03 August and 21 October.  Now that is an expensive run.  Of course, not everyone celebrates with gifts, so that side doesn’thave to be too painful.  so starting with the […]

Out Of Town Shopping Indeed

There are many new shopping experiences coming on stream these days.  From out of town designer villages where you can find every imainable style and label ever desired down to a brand new shopping complex developed over what used to be gravel pits and now a very large wildlife country park area – combined with […]

Gifts That Garner Years Of Loving Loyalty

Around my very comfortable family sized house, I see many items that I have carted with me from many other houses before this one – the china egg holder – shaped and painted very realistically like a black and white hen – it’s actually painted like a cockeril, but who cares, it was given to […]

Best Browsing Practice Eliminates Impulse Buys

Knowing all the way to shop for gifts, homeware, kitchenware, every kind of ware . . . .   At one time we were content to go down to our local high street accepting whatever was in stock and, in our price range.  For the longer term purchase such as new lounge suite, then travelling to […]

Pets Pooches & Chicken Pens Just A Click Away

I thought I was dreaming a little while ago – living in a nice family house on an executive style estate with a standard sized back garden, I was surprised to hear chickens making that familiar clucking, hiccing sort of noise that chickens do.   I didn’t think too much of that at the time, until […]

Youngsters Taking Pop At Pressie Purchasing

There are a few things that youngsers are really brilliant at and can knock my skills into a cock hat.  Keeping up with the latest technology trends is definitely one of them.  They seem so confident and assured of what they are doing and nothing seems to faze them in their quest for the most […]

Teaching Stroppy Teens New Tricks Especially With Shopping

There was an occasion  not too long ago when I was charged with escorting two granddaughters down into their city centre for the purpose of getting addiitonal items of school uniform and a present for their Dad’s birthday.  Apparently this was a much dreaded  expedition – the younger lass had been banging on about the […]

Getting Shopping Advice Saves Energy All Round

Oh the time I have spent in the past on shopping trips for all manner of presents for in-laws, gifts for newly born neices and nephews; the perfect present for the pickiest teen.  Then there is the list of very special gifts I have been expected to organise on behalf of colleagues – this person’s […]

How Online Giftware Idea Sites Save The Day

There are so many timesin a year when you need to concentrate on getting exactly the right gift.  Wife’s birthday, Mum’s birthday, Mum and Dad’s wedding anniversary if it’s a biggie.  And of course, the number of weddings that cro up throughout the year now.  Cannot get away with buying the neatest little toaster anymore.  […]

Shredders And Organisers Can Be Great Gifts

On a late summer trip to Cyprus I was astounded to find two expats discussing a christmas present for another mutual expat colleague.  They were literally hammering out ideas and each one seemed very good – as a normal everyday purchase.  I have to say I would be a bit miffed if anyone thought I’d […]