What a lovely name for a bag.....Maya who came from Mia Tui. I found this on Facebook and thought oh yes I love the look of that. These personalised ads are not good for a serial bag lover. I'm really going to have to be good or stop using Facebook, no a bad thing there to be honest.
This is a great bag though and I do love a backpack style bag especially for using on holiday which is what I bought it for really. It has lots of room with a compartment for a drinking bottle or I used it for an umbrella when I didn't have any water. There are smaller pockets inside and a larger pocket that easily fits an iPad in plus another small zipped pocket at the back of the main compartment. On the rear of the bag is a safety pocket for a purse or phone or in fact both, there's quite a bit of room there too.
You do get a clear plastic pocket with this bag and a elastic key chain to keep you keys secure. I have a load of loyalty cards which I've punched holes in a loaded them onto a metal keyring. this was great to attach them to the bag so I didn't lose sight of them at the bottom of the bag. Maya is larger than it looked online and I'm really pleased with it. It is available in different colours but I decided on Dove Grey.
This bag looks classy but has a real good functional use and I can get plenty in on a busy day or a day out while on holiday. I do love the pocket for a bottle as it keeps it upright where as I'm always worried with other bags that my bottle rattles around the bottom of a bag and may leak, no chance of that here. As I said last week I do love a change now and again so I will get plenty of use out of this bag.
I ordered this backpack from Mia Tui and if you would like more information, take a look at their website at:
You look as I daren't look anymore not for a while anyway. I think I have enough bags now for a while.........did I just say that out loud on here? Well Mia Tui's slogan which says 'a bag for all reasons' now that's is a fabulous slogan for a bag lover like me.
Thank you for reading today, I will return tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday so join me then.
Take care for now.
What a great bag and I love it not because it's a handbag and we all know how much I love handbags but Mum from the Brew treated me to this one.
Ohhhh look at all those pockets and I can you that I can find everything so easy. It allows me to keep it all tidy and I've not lost anything yet or got impatient because I can't remember where I've put something. I do love my bags where I chuck every thing in and processions just roam free but this is like a filing cabinet in a bag.
This bag contains five, yes five roomy pockets with more zipped pockets inside and little pockets to pop your lippy in. Get this as well you even get a little purse with it as well, how cool is that? I love the colour as it goes with anything I wear and you can alter the strap so it can go across the body or wear it shorter under the arm.
I've even had a new bag which I'll review next week that's if I can force myself to swap over from this one, not sure that will happen but maybe I'll use my new one as a holiday bag. Oh decisions decisions, it's a good job I'm not fussed about clothes and shoes otherwise I'd be in trouble. We all have to have a naughty vice eh? I do swap mine around and probably use a different one every few days. A bag to match my mood so at the moment I'm very happy.
We shopped for this bag while on a visit to Belper in Derbyshire. If you would like a look at their website you can find it here:
Thank you for reading today and joining in with my bag addiction. Come back again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now take care.
I'm at that stage where I'm already enjoying this summer and the holidays but also wondering if may need to get in a little black dress for Christmas. I never wear a little black dress to be honest as I'm not a big dress wearer but Christmas is a time that I always want to slim down for, just before the big binge of roasties and pigs in blankets. What am I on about I'm always wanting to lose weight, it just doesn't happen quick enough.
Well maybe if I put this chunk of chocolate down, get off my arse and maybe do some exercise that may help. I have been doing just that with taking a daily walk but I've also been going along to some classes with 24 Fit Derby.
There is a wide range of choice regarding the types of exercise you can take part in. They have Zumba, Clubbercise, Konga, Tyga, Pound, Pilates and even a low intensity class if you need to start at a gentle pace to get you going. All the classes have great instructors, a friendly atmosphere and people who will help you along if you feel a bit lost. You're first class is free so you can try out a different class to see where you feel more comfortable.
The classes are at variable times so you should be able to fit in a workout around your commitments, stick the recorder on for Eastenders and watch it when you get back, relaxing after all that exercise. You'll feel good and you'll lose weight if that's what you are wanting to do. Don't forget exercise is not only great for your body but also your mind which has been the subject of a couple of the blogs featured on the 24 Fit Derby website this month.
I have been guest blogging for 24 Fit Derby so take a look at some of the posts. We feature some profiles of the instructors and clients so you get an idea who is involved and also more information about what each class is all about. So if you are not aware of what Konga, Tyga and Pound are then check it out.....it might be just up your street.
Go on......take a look and come and join in. Apart from all the hard work you will put in to get in shape or maybe just taking that step to be more healthier you will also have a lot of fun......I guarantee!
For more information about 24 Fit Derby and to book your classes go to:
I may see you at one of the classes.......thanks for reading today. Join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now take care. Enjoy the hols but get ready to put ya brew down and that cake and come and GET FIT!!!
To take another step to be in David Attenborough's good books and to save the oceans and the planet I decided to stop using plastic straws in our house and go for these reusable ones instead.
I purchased these stainless steel straws from Amazon and for £6.99 I received:
4 straight straws
4 angled straws
2 cleaning brushes
1 velvet pouch for storage
They are really good, they don't taste funny and are not toxic, just totally environmentally friendly. They go in the dishwasher but are also easy to clean with the brushes provided. It feels so good to use them too and not have to throw away a plastic straw knowing the damage it will do to the environment.
I'm hooked and not going back now and I have even started refusing plastic straws in my drinks if in a bar or restaurant. You can also get fold away straws to carry with you while out and about which is great if you find yourself with a fast food milkshake in your hand.
The company Silver Straws who supply these straws have even gone as far as using non plastic packaging when sending these out to their customers. they arrive in a small cardboard box which I think is well thought out by them. There are a lot of companies that could take a leaf out of their book, as this is one of my pet hates seeing so much plastic packaging. We just don't need it.
If you would like to join the reusable straw club then go an order some now though this link (affiliated).......
Thank you for reading today. Do let me know if you have already tried these straws, do you like them? Surely they have to be better than soggy paper ones and maybe a bit safer than glass ones?
Join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now.......
In the microwave of course. Something I had never thought of doing before really. I've always boiled a pan of water and popped my eggs in there to boil but this microwave egg boiler is really good and quick.
We all want a quick answer to stuff these days don't we? We all need to be going about the world faster than our brains can even think about it. I wasn't even looking for an egg boiler but I just laid eyes on it while walking around our local Dunelm store.
After a flat white and a couple of gluten free shortbread biscuits that had blueberries in, yes fruit....makes them healthy, oh go on play along. So yes after a brew I saw this cheeky little egg device and thought, I'm having a go with that. For the bargain price of £1.99 you can have a boiled egg on your plate in just a few minutes.
All you have to do is fill the bottom of the egg boiler up with water to the line shown, pop the metal case in and prick the egg on the big end with a pointy tool supplied in the pack. You have to push this through so that it punctures the yolk, then you pop the egg with the holey end up into the boiler and secure the top on. The boiler then goes into the microwave for 3 mins if you want a runny egg and 5 minutes for hard boiled (based on a 1000w oven).
Brilliant eh? You just have to remember to fetch the boiler out with oven gloves as it does get warm but it just takes the faff out of boiling a pan of water. I'm likely to use this quite a bit now as it makes the process so much quicker.
I'm so easily pleased for £1.99 but I did have a brew and fruity biscuit too (yes fruit). Someone is going to tell me that these egg boilers have been around for ages, why haven't I had one before? Oh well better late than never.
Let me know if you have one. Do you like it? Still use it? Or is it in the back of the cupboard, never to be used again? I'm not sure why the egg face looks a bit miserable because it should have a happy face, smile egg man, you are great!!
Thank you for reading today, please join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now take care and happy egg boiling!!
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.