Do you know, if I order a gadget of some sort and it doesn't come with a case for it then I get a little disappointed. A case kind of makes the whole deal of buying something new for me. So when I ordered the iZettle card machine, which is fab by the way, I was left thinking well where's the case for it?
The card machine was on a special offer at only £19 so I suppose I couldn't expect too much and most card machines stay in one place but with this one you can take anywhere such as an event where you can sell your wares. I thought well it needs to be in something if I'm going to take it out and about so I did some research and found one myself.
The one I came up with is actually a digital camera case but after some careful and precise work with my tape measure I got one to perfectly fit my iZettle. It's great, the machine goes in perfectly and the charger fits in the small pocket at the front. It even has a strap so I could sling over my shoulder as a new fashion accessory.
Yes I did get it from Amazon and I will pop a little link to it (affiliated) at the end of this post but if you do have one of these new card machines such as the iZettle then this case is perfect. I'm not sure what the size of the Sum Up one is but they are very similar and this may fit that too. Being a camera case it is nicely cushioned so whatever you put in it is well protected.
I hope this is of some help if you are a case'aholic like me, I have to have everything in a case or it's just not right. It may come from the fact that I am also a bag'aholic as well so this is just a bag for the little things. I don't need a cure though I'm ok, it just means that I carry everything around in a case and that's good right?
Anyway thank you for reading today, I will be back tomorrow with my Verse for Thursday but for now take care and here's your link........
I am now on my third novel now my Clare Mackintosh and they are some of the best books I've read. I don't like a predictable book, one you can almost guess the end to and with these books you would really struggle to do that. There are so many twists and turns you just never know what is going to happen.
They are also the kind of books where you may still be reading at midnight and think 'ok I'll just read one more chapter' and before you know it you've read three more. I reviewed one of Clare's books back in December called ' I See You' here a-really-good-thriller.html after that I read 'I Let You Go'.
That was a great book where the character Jenna takes herself away to start a fresh new life to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast. She is escaping an awful ordeal which happened in her past and eventually things do catch up with her. I'm not giving too much away as it would spoil it but things are not what they seem here and talk about a thrilling end, my goodness I was on the edge of my bed reading this. It really is worth a read.
I then moved on to 'Let Me Lie', a number one Sunday Times best seller and a Richard and Judy Book Club readers favourite. This again is another great Mackintosh mashup of so many twists a book could possible make without it being confusing. The element of surprise in these books is great, never boring.
So Anna is the main character here and is struggling to get over both her parents deaths to suicide within months of each other. She senses something is just not right in the way they died. Anna pleads with the police into looking at whether her parents were murdered but is that what happened? What did happen? Well I will let you find out and let you read the book for yourself, you need to know now don't you?
I couldn't put any of these books down which is good for me as I am a bit fussy about what I read, it has to be good otherwise it gets binned. Clare Mackintosh has a new book coming out in the summer of this year which I can't wait for obviously.....be patient Sue from the Brew!!
If you would like to read this books I will leave a link to Amazon (affiliated) at the end of this post. For now though you all take care and I will be back tomorrow with another Verse for Thursday.
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It not so much recommending what to to buy this week but where to buy. Buy from your local small business it will make you feel so good, and it will probably make a little shop owner very happy. I know what you're thinking, that I'm only saying this because I've become a small business owner.
Well ok yes but then out of my experience just recently I can tell you that everybody who comes in and spends their money, even if it is for a few pounds brings so much excitement and joy to a little shop owner like me. Do you know what I love about being part of a small business though? It is the community, talking to people passing by and learning about their lives.....that my friends is priceless.
We move so quickly around in life, we forget to talk to people, you see I remember life before the big supermarkets, yes the old days kids. I remember when small shops were all we had but I remember the big community spirit we had between all the business's in our area. Don't forget that the money you spend at you local shop goes back into you local community so it has to be a good thing to help boost the economy.
Local business's also provide local jobs for people, the service. you get is more personal and they will also want to help if anything should go wrong. It can be better for the environment as the local shop may only be a stones throw away, a healthy walk away instead of going out miles polluting the air with our cars. It's fun as well, I know when I have been to a local shop it's been nice to chat but more so to see how creative people can be. There are some very hardworking people who just want to please you with their produce.
So go and try it, instead of thinking of the big superstores, think smaller. yes you may end up spending a bit more and it may not turn out to be as convenient but think how good it will make you feel and how it will make the shop owner feel....your few pennies is like a lottery win and I can tell you that from experience.
Thank you for letting me express that, it's not until you do something for yourself that you realise what impact it has on others. Always remember too that a lot of local charities benefit from local business's, most shops have a charity box that you can put your lose change in. When that builds up, customer after customer think how happy those charities will be too. I tell you it's a win win situation.
'Why help make big companies bigger when you can get the same thing from the little guy and actually help someone accomplish their dream?'
Trevor D. Richardson, author
Join me tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday, but for now....
Yes that's what you want to buy this Wednesday, some nice blooms to light up your life or someone else's. I think I've popped some of my floristry work on here before but now exciting news. I have a little studio now.
Suzy Blues Flowers is now situated at the lovely Markeaton Craft Village within Markeaton Park, Derby. Here you can buy fresh flowers and also artificial too. With Valentines Day looming you will be able to treat your special person to a nice bouquet of fresh roses or maybe a pink floral gift bag like the one pictured here if red roses are not desired.
Basically I am here for all your flowery needs, there may be a birthday or anniversary coming up or you like to buy flowers for yourself. I will be available to chat about your special day if you are getting married, I love to help plan flowers for weddings, it is a very important day and a day you should want something beautiful to complement you walking down the aisle and to show off to your guests.
It's all very exciting and opening day is very soon, in fact this Thursday 7th February so come down if you are local to Derby. It is my actual birthday so what a great way to spend it sharing it with my new venture. I do have a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/suzybluesflowers/ where you can grab all the up to date information and also a website at:
So what are you waiting for? There is so much to look forward to flower wise, who knows you may want to join me on some seasonal workshops coming up where you too can be a florist and make your own designs.
Thank you for letting me share my news, I'm sure I'll keep you updated on how everything is going. Please join me tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now.....
What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.