I know!!! Last one......surely?? But it's a goody and award winning too so I had to have it. ROKA are Winners of the 2018 Best New Product in London and if you look at the website you'll see why.
These bags are so well designed with handy pockets and waterproof too so great if you want to use the for a day trip out, a cycle journey or general for use. Maybe you are a student and regular get caught in the rain well worry no more, you will no longer be able to use that excuse that you can't hand your homework because it got soaked in your bag......everything is going to stay dry. Sorry!
Or am I? Well no.....as you can see it has a lot of room with a pocket that holds a laptop easily and two more smaller pockets inside, there is also a large pocket on the front of the bag secured by a nice stylish buckle. On the rear is the classic rucksack straps and a pocket which I always use to pop my phone in keeping it handy for easy reach but still secure when the sack is worn on your back.
There is a nice big sturdy zip as the main opening and a really clever closing system that allows the top of the bag to be zipped, folded over and secured by a couple of sets of magnets. Amazing!!
I saw this and thought, yes, what a bag and I use it for my Open University books and study resources. My Uni bag....yay - I'm a student with a proper student bag. I love my bags......but I do like one that not only looks cool but is just so functional, waterproof and secure.
If you would like more information on the ROKA range then head over to their website here: rokalondon.com
If you are in the Derby area I actually purchased mine at a shop called Twigg Home situated at Unit 3, The Piazza, Mercia Marina, Willington, Derby, DE65 6DW
They are good value bags as I think they will last for ages, there are different sizes and slightly different designs all in fabulous colours. I just fell in love and hope you will too. Go on have a look. I've been banned from looking at any more handbags now not by anyone else but myself. I must behave but I feel life is just way to short.
Thank you for reading today and staying with me with my handbag addiction, what are your favourite handbags? No.....second thoughts don't tell me or show me any photos phewwwww this is going to be tricky.
If you fancy reading one of my poems then join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now take care.
A nifty little hairdryer this week which you can literally use to dry and go as it folds up smaller enabling it to be nice and compact to pack in your luggage or weekend bag.
I ordered this to take away on my holiday as I didn't want to take my larger hairdryer, it just takes up too much room. I couldn't actually remember whether I needed one at all as I visited the same cottage last year but wasn't sure if I saw a hairdryer. Guess what? Of course there was on there, there's a hairdryer everywhere now even in the Premier Inn in Edinburgh on our return.
Oh Sue from the Brew, did you really need a new hairdryer then? Well yes I did and to be honest this hairdryer is more powerful than my other one so may use it all the time now. Not sure why I fuss about a hairdryer at all as my hair is so short it could drip dry. Sometimes I pack with everyone else in mind though. I've got two teenage sons so if anyone one was going to ask for a dryer then there I was with a Yes!!! I have a hairdryer - boom!
I got it from........yes that's it Amazon and at £13.59 I think it's a bargain. It has 1200w of power and 3 heat settings and with it's folding capability it's ready to throw into your case or bag without being bulky.. The box contains the hairdryer, instruction manual and a 24 month warranty.
If you would like more information about this product I will leave the link (affiliated) to Amazon at the end of this post. Great little buy, I'm really pleased with it. so give it a go.
Thank you for reading today, pop back tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday (where do these weeks go?) I can't actually believe how fast time is going....it will soon be Chri.........nooooooo I'm not saying it but hey this hairdryer would make a brilliant pressie......here's ya link.
I know what ya thinking........you're thinking 'oh gosh Sue from the Brew you have fallen into another bag shop and purchased yet another one' CALL BAGS ANONYMOUS NOW!!!!
It doesn't really count though does it? It really doesn't as it's not a handbag or just a backpack, it is in fact a backpack cool bag. Oh yes I am festival ready for every event now and I did test it at Hyde Park at the weekend.
I was actually surprised how much food I could fit in.....oh ok I got wine in there too!! Gosh you're harsh on me today. It has lots of pockets to put things in including two mesh side pockets for more wine, oops I mean water or soft beverages. The security chap at Hyde Park found it easy to search so I think it passes the Proms in the Park security test and yes I was good, I put my wine in a plastic container.....get me - I read the rules!!
There are straps on the front to fit a picnic blanket or in my case it held my Rock Choir jacket. It is perfectly plastic lined so that you can pop your freeze blocks in and keep the wine cool - so important. This bag is easy to carry with its rear straps for plonking on your back or it has nice long sturdy straps to carry it by hand if you find it a bit heavy or you've loaded too much Prosecco in there.
It is £35.99, yikes I hear you say but it does hold 22 litres of goodies and also I really wanted a good quality bag that would last me a while so I thought I'd pay a bit more for something good. I'm glad I did as it is well made and so durable, I think I'll still be picnicking with it for a while to come.
I will put a link to Amazon (affiliated) at the end of this post which gives all the information about this product including sizes and some more photos. All in all though I love this bag and will use it a lot for days out, I can certainly recommend it if you are looking for an easy to carry cool bag for Glasto next year!
Thank you for reading today.....I will try and control myself around any more bags......maybe! Come back tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now.......
I actually ordered these pens while I was on holiday......I was also just curious to see whether I could get an Amazon delivery right up high in the Highlands. If you live up there you are probably saying 'of course, we get deliveries too'' but I just found it exciting. Come to think of it I find the smallest things amusing which says a lot about me and my life.
The reason I wanted these pens was that I had been onto the beach and picked some stones and decided I would like to paint them and leave at least one up in the Scottish Highlands somewhere for some one to find and hopefully rehide. There are a lot of these painted stones being hidden for various organisations and charities which is a lovely thing to do. It's a bit different and allows people to get creative, I'm certainly enjoying seeing ideas people come up with.
These acrylic pens are great, they are easy to use and not at all messy. You don't have to mix the colours like you would if using paints, you can draw straight onto the stones, paint and also use them for writing on them too. When you have finished your design you can use a spray varnish to seal and generally give it a nice finish then off you go to hide it. There is no pressure to be a super artist, it's possible to create some lovely patterns and do as much or as little as you like.
Here is just one of my stones, in fact it was the one I left at North Kessock. It was found and it has recently been re hidden again which was great.....it works!!
I painted my stones in memory of a lovely young lady called Samantha Brown. There is a Facebook page called Strolling Stones (S.A.M) for Samantha so take a look and keep your eyes peeled out the 'samstones' people are hiding.
If you would like to purchase some acrylic pens I found these on Amazon. There are quite a few available but here are the links (affiliated) to the ones I decided to buy.
These pens can be used for designs on other materials too such as mugs, glass, wood, porcelain, ceramics and fabric and they are really great to draw with so get your creative juices flowing and get drawing. Me? I just need to collect some more stones now.
Thank you for reading today, feel free to pop back again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday, for now though 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.