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Shopping made easy... and miniature

Published September 21, 2012

Shopping made easy... and miniature

A few years ago, I tried out the supermarket online delivery service, because I love the “getting lots of lovely new food” part of grocery shopping but dislike the actual mechanics of it. Back then, I did it a couple of times and revelled in things being delivered straight to my door, but I soon stopped. There were a few reasons, including their odd policy of wrapping single items in bags and wasting them, plus not being organised enough to book ahead.

Friday Five - Back to the Future inspired t-shirts

Published August 19, 2011

Friday Five - Back to the Future inspired t-shirts

Mmm, Back to the Future. I love to browse the branded t-shirts, but I never really buy them because once I start, I think I would become bankrupt quite quickly. However, I was looking at BTTF related t-shirts recently, I forget why, and these are my favourite five that I stumbled across. Dr. E. Brown Enterprises I like the ones that aren’t supremely obvious, so whilst all Back to the Future fans should get it from the front, it would probably take the back to really make it clear what the t-shirt was all about.

Turning games into mugs - Pac Man, Battleships and more

Published July 7, 2011

Turning games into mugs - Pac Man, Battleships and more

It’s about time I posted another update of innovations in the world of the mug. I have posted a couple of mug selections before, but now I am drinking more tea than ever, so finally, I can envisage actually using them rather than just looking at them. In this world of ever-shrinking attention spans, it seems even a tea break needs to have some kind of entertainment involved. The concept of games on mugs is interesting, whether it is participatory or not.

Ease into 10k - A shopping interlude

Published April 25, 2011

Ease into 10k - A shopping interlude

Getting back from a mini-break away, I was a bit antsy to go out, but not really motivated to do a proper run, considering I had to get some food and sort out all manner of post-holiday chores. Mr C suddenly suggested that I should just run to the shop, get food for today and run back again, with a big shop planned for later. I instantly discounted it. That’s not part of my training plans, I’d have to pause the run midway, it’s a different route, it’s not a good idea… but then I thought about it.

Apple Currys favour

Published March 21, 2011

Apple Currys favour

This weekend, Mr C and I ventured into the outside world, and not only did we escape from the office but we also decided to go to shops. Actual brick and mortar retail establishments. This was never a big pastime for us, and particularly not now the internets is so useful. However, a day away from the screens called, and we headed to Currys. (As an aside, did I ever tell you about the time I went to PC World - ugh - looking for a particular piece of Mac equipment.

Return of the mug

Published July 27, 2010

Return of the mug

It’s been a while since I perused the mug scene, and since then I have been more interested in drinking hot chocolate and cups of tea (not in this weather, obviously). That being the case, the innovation that is taking place in the mug world is even more fascinating. I mean, who would have thought you would one day be able to properly hug a mug? They call it “the cosiest mug ever” and I can see why.

Magically delicious

Published July 14, 2010

Magically delicious

I recently discovered the new Groceries section on Amazon. It’s in Beta and it sells, well, groceries, obviously. I find this idea so weird, and I’ve been struggling to put my finger on why. I’ve narrowed it down to two things. Firstly, I never really got on board with the third party aspect of Amazon. I’ve actually only used it to buy books from - both physical and now in Kindle form - and they’ve always come direct from Amazon, rather than any third party sellers.

Repair works just as well

Published June 2, 2010

Repair works just as well

On my way home from work, I pass by one of those old computer shops. You know the kind I mean, where they have stacks of dusty old PCs and monitors, they take them apart and put them back together again, and hope for some business. The shop looks pretty dated, and I’ve never seen a customer go in there. In fact, I had barely noticed it at all until recently.

I only went and bought some more

Published December 20, 2009

I only went and bought some more

I was determined that my Etsy purchase would be a one off, because despite all the proof that Etsy can be addictive, I’m so not into gathering stuff. Oops. Here’s what I got from my second Etsy delivery: This is a nifty little keyring type device that has space for tissues (a free pack came with the delivery as in the photo), plus a lipstick, or in my case some lip salve instead.

Music retail

Published November 17, 2009

Music retail

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