Well a lot of toast really, four big slices of the stuff. My son has been nagging me for a four slice toaster for ages and I have put my foot down stating that I couldn't see the point of having one. Just do two slices at a time I would tell him but he continued to tell me how it would be so much better to have four slices all cooked together.
It is an debate which has cropped up so many times and there have been occasions when I have been making toast for both the boys and wished I could just do it altogether but then I would talk myself out of the idea. I would just tootle along with the trusty old cheap and cheerful two slicer and be satisfied it was doing the job.
Well I don't know what came over me. I don't know whether it was because he had finished school and yearned to eat more toast but I gave in and bought this luscious four slicer. It wasn't easy to buy either, I went everywhere for one. I looked on trusty Amazon and they didn't have one I liked that was available like today so that was no good. I went to Argos and the one I liked there wasn't available straight away then I found this one in Currys/PCWorld.
I wanted a black one to go with my other kitcheny things and you wouldn't believe this colour was so scarce at a reasonable price. I could buy blue, pink, all sorts of fancy ones but I wanted a black one. There are even toasters for about £70!! What do they do? I feel you may be paying for a name there. Designer toast, now there's a thing. I spent £40 and that was pushing it for me. After having a £7 two slice one this one was a major upgrade. We can not only get double the slices in but thicker bread, crumpets, bagels and toasted cobs. They all just got stuck in the cheap one so it's happy faces all around.
I can't even use the new arrival. I have my own cheap number for my gluten free bread so I felt a bit left out but it is worth just seeing the delight on my sons face when he tucks into his toast. It defrosts, warms up, has extra wide slots and a high lift eject facility.
For more information here are the details of the Breville Curve Toaster
I did wonder what the attraction was in a more expensive toaster with extra slots but I have to say I'm impressed. You can still toast just two slices if required so everyones happy and that as a mum is all we want eh?
Thanks for being here to share my toaster heaven......I'll be back tomorrow with my Verse for Thursday so join me for that. for now though.......
This is a really good idea from Avon. The Letterbox Look collection is a group of make up items which are suited to your natural tones, packed up for you and delivered straight to your door.
I hadn't ordered from Avon for a while so was in need of a few items and when I saw this it just solved my problem of what to order and made it so simple. It is literally so easy......you choose your perfect look from:
Ivory - pink undertones (fair skin tones)
Porcelain - neutral undertones (fair skin tones)
Warm Ivory - golden undertones (fair skin tones)
Natural Beige - neutral undertones (light to medium skin tones)
Medium Beige - neutral undertones (light to medium skin tones)
Nude - golden undertones (light to medium skin tones)
Walnut - neutral undertones (medium deep skin tones)
Caramel - golden undertones (medium deep skin tones)
All the information you need about all the products in the box for your chosen skin tone is on the website when you order. All this for the bargain price of £20 including free delivery when entering the code LETTERBOXLOOK20 at the checkout.
I ordered the Ivory package and included in my box was:
Matte Lipstick in Pure Pink
Glimmerstick Eyeliner in Black
Avon True Supershock Mascara
Eye Shadow Quad in Mocha Latte
Cream to Powder Foundation in Ivory
Mark Powder Blusher in Cheeky Malba
This gives you a massive saving of £31. Great if you need a bit of a stock up like I did or maybe you want to order a box for fresh products to use on a holiday. You could even order one for a friend as a gift. I loved all the chosen products and they suited me perfectly.
I particularly loved the Cream to Powder Foundation as I had never tried this before. it really does give the impression of a liquid foundation with a powdery finish. I usually tend to use a liquid and then a powder over the top and that's ok but when you get it all in one like this it's so quick to apply. Even better if your away and you don't want to take too many make up items with you. The coverage is really good and makes my skin look soft and it stays on which is another plus, it doesn't seem to need reapplying.
So I am impressed and just lucky this came at the right time for me to order. If you fancy giving this a try then contact your local Avon representative or go online. My local rep Kayleigh is lovely, she's always on hand for a bit of advice if I'm not sure about a product and she loves her job which shows. Kayleigh's website is www.batesbeauty.co.uk
Take a look and see what you think. If you've also tried this box of delights then what did you think? Let me know as I would be interested to know.
Thanks for reading today, please join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now......
I missed a parcel the other day which doesn’t happen a lot. I have a great postman and he always knows where to leave something or will seek a neighbour for me but he took a day off. I know!! How how dare he have a holiday when I was having a package delivered. Blimey he deserved it, they work so hard our posties but my stand in postie didn’t manage to get my attention for the needed signature for this package and took it back to the depot.
Oh we all hate it don’t we? When the post goes back to the big depot, I dread seeing the card through the door that says you can collect from the main post office. If your main post office is anything like our it’s a pain to go to, not a lot of parking and no one ever fancies going to chase after the post. I was actually in at the time it was delivered but I must have been out the back and my doorbell doesn’t work.
So what did I do? Well firstly I just arranged a redelivery as far as the parcel was concerned. It wasn’t the Crown Jewels, only a roll of ribbon but a well travelled roll of ribbon. I then thought it was time to get my doorbell sorted. It hasn’t worked for years but I do tend to find the odd person looking a little fed up that I haven’t got to the door sooner. Now though……as Anita Ward sang ‘ You Can Ring My Bell…….
I bought a new wireless doorbell……yes from Amazon but for a bargain price of £7.64. For this you get the push button device which attaches easily to the outside of the house and then a receiver which pairs up with the button and it’s as easy as that. You can fix the receiver to a wall or just stand it up on a shelf. I have got it free standing at the moment as I think it’s great to be able to move it around, especially if wondering out into the garden. The receiver also chimes, flashes a light or you can switch the chime off and have it just flashing. This I’ve realised is great when I’ve got my headphones on and I keep the receiver close by. I really do sound as if a million people come round but they don’t I’m afraid I’m just conscious of missing the postie.
It’s brilliant and I’m really impressed. The receiver takes two AA batteries (not included) and the push button part takes a CR2 battery which is included. It has a range of 100 metres (300 feet) and 36 CD quality chimes, even Christmas carols for a festive feel. If I can get it set up and sorted then frankly anyone can. I have just got to let the novelty wear off now and stop myself goinging out and ringing it. The first day was me saying ‘listen kids’ and running out side to press the bell. I know sad eh? I’ll be ok after I’ve had it for about a week.
So hopefully no more missed parcels and no missed visitors. I wonder if there have been people out side pressing the doorbell and I’ve never realised…..oh missed opportunities or maybe it’s been a blessing…..I’ll find out eh?
The link is at the end of this post for this doorbell from Amazon (affiliated)…..if you’re due to update your ringer then go for it, I can recommend this. There was a promotion on at the time I ordered this item and so I did purchase it at a slightly discounted price. The price as of today is £8.99 now but still worth every penny.
Thanks for reading today……join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now…….
It came to that time, yes it had lasted about about a good year or so but my strap finally broke on my Fit Bit. That's not bad for the amount of use it gets, I was quite impressed that it lasted that long.
I looked on Amazon and found this pack of two straps for the Fit Bit Charge 2 for just £8.99. I chose the blue and purple but there are different colour combinations available and pack sizes. They are available in two sizes small or large - I ordered the large which fits 6.4" - 8.5" the small fits 5.3" - 7.1".
They are really easy to fit and just as good as the original strap that came with the Fit Bit. I'm happy with them and time will tell if they last as long as the previous strap but I'll keep you posted. I also like to purchase the screen protectors for my Fit Bit as I just don't want the screen to get scratched. Now in the past I've gone for the little sticky ones similar to the ones you would put on a mobile phone and they have been good. Sometimes they haven't lasted too long and start to peel off but most of the time they have lasted quite well.
This time I decided to order a protective shell which is like a silicon cover which fits over the main Fit Bit watch part. It is transparent and you can still operate your device by touchscreen but it does give it that added protection. I have found it to be very good, the only negative thing I'd say about it is that it is a bit of a faff if it needs cleaning as you do have to take the straps off to take it off every time. It's easily done though and once cleaned you do just pop it back on which I suppose means it is going to last a lot longer than the stick on type - we'll see.
I was a bit sceptical about using these but I have got quite used to it. I thought it made the screen a little more bulky but it's ok and I'd rather my screen stay nice and new.
Here are the links (affiliated) for both these items from Amazon......
Let me know if you've had replacement straps and if you've had a good or bad experience. I was dreading changing the straps as I thought it was going to be more complicated than it was but I think I could go strap crazy now. I could have one for a different day of the week - ok maybe not.
Thanks for reading today......come back again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now you take care of yourselves.
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.