Ah you thought I was going to talk about Ikea eh? Well now there is a Danish store to rival the Swedish friends we know so well. We have a new JYSK which has opened here in Derby and I was quite impressed.
The concept is very similar to the other Swedish furniture place in that it is very reasonably priced but you do have to take it home flat packed and build it yourself. I had my eye on a few furniture items in the store and asked a very friendly sales person if it was easy to put together, in fact I actually said 'is it as easy to put together as the other Scandinavian place which we won't mention?'. He told me not to swear but said yes it is all supplied with pre drilled holes and is very simple to to construct.
So I thought that's good, it's like Ikea stuff then and I have experimented with quite a bit of their furniture and have managed it without a Scandinavian man to help me. This is good then, I can now buy top Danish furniture from just up the road and although it is a smallish store I can still find my way around without a map.
I have to follow arrows in Ikea and frankly one can spend a day in there by the time there has been a little shopping, stop for meatballs and then more shopping. I do like to pretend to be a warehouse person though and find my furniture on the shelves. I'm thinking of going for a forklift licence and then I could take something off the top shelf (I bet that's where the saucy bedroom furniture is - as seen on 50 Shades).
So I was quite impressed with my first visit to JYSK, not sure how to pronounce it and tend to get the letters all mixed up but apparently it means 'Jutlandic' so there you go.....now you know. The first store opened way back in 1979 so it has been around along time but obviously we never hear about these things until a store like this pops in this county. The first UK stores opened in 2008 so it's only taken ten years to get to Derby, better late than never I say.
If you would like more information about JYSK then take a look at their website here www.jysk.co.uk you can also sign up to their newsletter to obtain discounts and offers so worth it if you have your eye on lots of things like I have.
Give it a try and let me know what you think. I am going back soon just to see if it was as good as I thought it was the first time around and to check out any bargains. Thank you so much for reading today, please join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now........
....you all take care now.
This is absolutely brilliant if you have brittle fungus nails. Not nice eh? I'm not going to go into detail about nail fungus infections and I'm surprised I'm even talking about it here. I cannot stand anything to do with feet especially nails, I seem to have a nailaphobia.
So I wasn't going to go to the doctors about my brittle nails, instead I wanted to sort it myself, guess what? I went to Dr Amazon. I didn't really want to use anything with any chemicals in and so I found this natural oregano oil.. When I purchased it initially it was called Fungus Stop so I think it's had a bit of a name change but still the same stuff.
I used it twice a day, every day for about six months and at the beginning I thought that it won't work but it's worth a go. You don't have to do anything complicated just paint it on the infected nails twice a day. I would paint it on in the morning and then at night before I went to bed, remembering to let it dry otherwise my toes would be stuck to my duvet. I know what you're thinking.....yeah yeah hippy herby oil with no medication in it, like that's gonna work............
Well it has and I am blooming amazed, for the first time in years I can actually cut my toe nail with it shooting of in all directions and coming away in one big brittle climb (sorry too much info there). The reviews on Amazon were good although I didn't have much confidence in them but my goodness this has been the best thing I've ever tried and I have tried a few things. I'm still worried it might return or not have completely cleared but because of the change it's made I would just start using again to clear it. It's made such a difference.
With other lotions and potions I've tried they did suggest just filing the surface of the nail with a nail file, this doesn't say to do that but I found it may have helped but only did that once a week. It says to use it for 4-8 weeks but depending on the condition of your nails you could expect to use it for up to a year if necessary so be prepared to get into a bit of a routine. You don't even have to have a fungus infection as this will work to just improve the condition of your nails and it can be used on hands and feet.
I will pop a link (affiliated) at the end of this post for Amazon. Don't be put off by the price as it is £12.26 for a little 10ml bottle but it is going to last for quite a while. It is good value and well worth the money. So here is the link. I will catch you again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now.......take care.
I am so loving this little portable desk for my laptop. I am even typing out this post while using it now. I'm sat very comfortable and my laptop is at a nice position, I could just carry on typing all day and night..
I first saw an advert for one of these little tables on Facebook and I then read the comments to see what people thought of it. It was priced at approx £45 which I thought was a bit pricey really so I thought against it until I saw one comment which said to look on Amazon. Well you know what I'm like when it comes to Amazon, I'd order everything from there if I could. So I found the same product for half the price. Boom!! I thought right I'm having one of those.
I type a lot when studying and especially when I'm talking to you lot so I thought, well why not be comfortable while doing it. I don't know about you but when I use my laptop on my lap it just sometimes slides about and I never feel very comfortable while typing. This however gets everything at the right position and it has become so much easier to work online.
Now it does take a bit of getting use to so if you are thinking of buying one don't expect to get it in the right position straight away. The legs are extendable and you can see from the picture how many positions there are, in fact there are more than these, it really is very versatile.. It has the numbers of degrees at which you can set the legs by which is handy but don't pay too much attention to getting them exactly the same on both sides, as long as it's sturdy and in the position you want then that's fine.
It is strong and seems well built so should hold any laptop with ease, it even has little plastic stoppers at the bottom to prevent your laptop from falling off. There is an additional tray which you can screw onto the side to enable the use of a mouse but I haven't used that yet. You also get a cooling fan underneath which can be connected to your laptop using a usb plug to prevent any overheating. I wonder if I could plug I into myself when I'm having a hot flush, I won't try it.
Overall I'm really impressed and have used this a lot since I purchased it. You could put a book or ipad on it instead of a laptop, it is just a great little workstation. I will pop a link (affiliated) at the end of this post for you if you want to try one. For now though you take care and join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday.
Well I received a voucher for Boots as one of my Christmas pressies so I thought this would be a great time to replace my electric toothbrush. Oh my poor old Oral B Vitality had run out of it's vitality and was practically on it's last legs, (I know, toothbrushes don't have legs). It wasn't holding the charge so I was having to constantly recharge it but I can't complain as I have had that it for a few years now so it has been good to me.
This one though, wow I'm buzzing even now from such a great teeth brush sesh. I've just realised the difference between a cranky old one and a sparkling super smashing powerful new one. I've gone from 2D to 3D, a bit like a movie but without wearing the glasses and the brush has super flossing capabilities so the worlds my oyster now really. My dentist will be shocked at my next check up, I bet she says 'has someone had a new toothbrush?' Well ok she might not be quite as excited as I am but I will tell her.
I can use different heads on it such as Cross Action, 3D White, Sensi Ultrathin, Sensitive Clean, Precision Clean, Floss Action, Tri Zone, Dual Clean, Power Tip, Ortho Care. I am so going to try all of those depending on my mood for the day. I have actually found a variety pack of replacement heads on Amazon so for the next ten years I'll be just experimenting with different heads (that sounds so wrong doesn't it?).
There is a nifty timer which encourages you to brush for two minutes and the brush gives a vibrating tone at 30 second intervals to remind you to shift around to a different part of your mouth. Every tooth gets a bit of brushing love with this toothbrush. I love it.
I purchased this from Boots for £24.99 (RRP £49.99) so a half price deal there but Amazon have it too at £24.95 so I think thats good value really. I saw some for about £300, what do they do? I did actually say that out loud in the store and expected a sales person to rush over and tell me exactly what I would get for £300. I expect a personal dental hygienist with it free of charge for that money. Alas no sales person just my autistic son who said ' well Babs everyone likes a different toothbrush', and quite right.
I'm happy with my lower priced one, may be lower in price but not low in quality. I really don't need a million heads, a fancy stand, a travel case and smart technology, it's a toothbrush for goodness sake. I am such a happy brusher now.
Thanks for reading today, do come back tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now you take care and.....
I wrote about my new Instax Mini 9 camera back in February last year and if you missed the review here it is say-cheese-instant-photos-are-back.html
I mentioned then that I would like to try taking pictures in black and white. Well I had a go and I also purchased an album to keep all my photos in as I have quite a few now. It has taken me quite a while to get used to taking pictures with this camera as you do have to think about the surroundings and light conditions a little more. If you are an experienced photographer you will know this well and although this instant camera doesn't have a wide range of settings it is possible to get a good shot.
It has been fun experimenting with the monochrome film and some of the photos came out with a really old fashioned look as though they had been taken hundreds of years ago. I didn't always get it right but you do have to be careful when experimenting as the films are quite pricey as I mentioned in my first post. You are looking at £9.99 for ten shots of monochrome here so to be honest I have been a bit reluctant to use this camera so much recently but I can't resist it, especially at Christmas.
I did purchase a nice little album and my photos are looking really good in there. It is specially designed for the Instax mini prints and holds two prints side by side per page (64 pockets altogether). There is room at the bottom of your print to write a message or record a date which is helpful when looking back. I really love having a photo album again, we tend to just look back at photos on our phones and tablets now which is good but I am really enjoying being a bit nostalgic and turning the pages of an album.
I did purchase a case for the camera a while back too which is really handy to carry it around. You can leave the camera in the case to take photos but with mine I found it tended to cover the light meter a little so when it's low light I now tend to take the camera out of the case. I've gone back to the colour photos now for a while and it's time to record some new year moments.
I hope you have had a great new year. I will be back with a Verse for Thursday tomorrow but for now I will leave you with some links (affiliated) to Amazon for some Instax accessories.
Take care for now.
What to Buy Wednesday
From January 2018 I've decided to shake Wednesdays up and review products that I have purchased so we go from random thoughts to important retail therapy for the new year.