Snoozies travel slippers are the future! These are brilliant if you go visiting people and you don't want to plough through their best living room carpet with your size nine's or in my case an average size five.
Like your handy shopper bag they come packed in a little zipped pouch so you can tuck them disecretly into your handbag, great eh? I had a pair yesterday as a little stocking filler and I wore them all day at my parents pad. I unwrapped and Christmas Day'd my way with comfort and ease. I felt a bit like a ballerina but don't tell Darcey Bussell, she'll be wanting a pair.
Now there was a time where I used to pack a sexy pair of underwear when going around to someone's house (not my parents) but now I'm getting on in years my sexy undies have turned into a pair of practical slippers. What I do love about my Snoozies is that they are comfy. They are not big thick shoe type slippers but just dainty and enough to give that nice, well needed cover on the feet. If you are looking for big feet warmers then these are not the slippers you are looking for (woah I went in Jedi mode then) but I did find them really cosy.
They do come in various different designs and I just think they are really cute and practical. I'll tell you where they could be quite useful too is if you have to have a stay in hospital, maybe you are nearing delivery of a baby bubba, well these would be perfect. You could pack them in your hospital bag ready for the day and they would be comfortable even if your feet have swelled a little with pregnancy, mine did and I wish I had had a pair of these.
I received these as a pressie but I have tracked them down on Amazon so I will pop a link (affiliated) at the end of this post. I hope you received all you wanted for Christmas. Sometimes I find the best things are the things that just cannot be bought or wrapped. I've realised that what is important is the love and hugs from those dearest around us, you just cannot put a price on that kind of gift. I will be spending today with family again and I'm so looking forward to it. Have fun whatever you do and take this time to relax and reflect.
Lots of love xxx
Don't forget to take your Snoozies with you........
Oh wow I could not put this book down, or should I say my kindle as I decided to download this one. I would also say that it is a page turner but with said technology it got my finger swiping like mad instead.
Imagine yourself on a busy commute home, travelling on the underground you happen to be reading a newspaper where you suddenly see a photo of yourself and a phone number underneath. You would be really freaked out eh? Well this is what happened to Zoe in the book and then she notices a different women the next day and this goes on and on. All these women become victims of different crimes and it's only a matter of time until Zoe faces hers. It's as if someone is watching these women and tracking their every move so with every commute home or anywhere that Zoe travels she seems to be in danger.
The lead character is a divorced mum of two and settled in a new relationship. She has a good friend and neighbour who owns a string of cafes, a concerned boss and she is still in contact with her ex. Is it a stranger following her or someone she may know? It really has you thinking and trying to work out why someone should target her, just going along with her normal life.
It is one of those stories where you do start questioning everyone she knows and then think 'no it can't be'. If you like a gripping thriller of a book then this is definitely for you. The theory of what is happening is quite a scary one and I don't want to give too much away. The ending is just amazing with a huge twist so it is well worth a read.
This is the second novel by Clare Mackintosh and is a number one bestseller. Her first novel 'I Let You Go' was a Sunday Times bestseller and also selected on Richard and Judy's Book Club. It was a winning title as part of Loose Women's readers vote for summer 2015 so her novels are really quite popular. I am reading her first novel now and yep it is really good so far. I will let you know what I think of that one too.
Don't have nightmares though, no it's not that bad but it 'I See You' is pretty tense, you will just keep reading to find out what happens. Let me know what you thought if you have read this book. I will pop a link (affiliated) at the end of this post for the book at Amazon.
Thank you for reading today. I haven't reviewed a book for a while, mainly because I haven't had a lot of time to read one so I really enjoyed having some book time. I find reading so relaxing, yes even in the middle of a major crime going on, weird eh? I think reading just takes you away from the hustle and bustle of life and transforms you in to fiction world which I just love even if just for a while.
I will be back tomorrow with a Verse for Thursday but until then please take care of yourselves.
Here's the book.......
I had to try them, the new offer from Walkers crisps......Brussels Sprout flavour crisps. Now I like Brussels sprouts which is a bonus otherwise trying these would have been seen as some sort of torture, the EU are probably using these as a way of saying 'you know you want to stay'.
For some though Brussels sprouts are a sure reason for leaving the EU, not loved by everyone, awwww and they can play havoc with some people's digestive system. A bit wiffy aren't they when passing the old trumpety trump (fart/passing wind).
I love them and could eat them a lot so never stand behind me in a queue just in case but thankfully you should be safe after eating these crisps. I love how they have a big warning on the front saying they don't contain real Brussels, only flavouring. It's like saying in big capitals or shouting out that these will NOT MAKE YOU FART!!!
So what did I think? Well I love them, they do really taste like Brussels sprouts and I think combined with the pigs in blanket flavour and turkey stuffing flavour I may not have to even bother with a Christmas dinner. I might just have all three flavours on a plate and put some gravy over them and be done with it. The easiest Christmas dinner ever.....stand down Jamie Oliver, you've met ya match now.
I like them that much I'm thinking of stock piling a few packets in my cupboard so that I can have them for a few weeks to come. I wonder though if I would be sick of the sight of them after Christmas........naaaa love your Brussels embrace that taste and take in the aroma. It's there I can assure you in these packets of delish delights.
So give them a try, or if you have given them a try what did you think? Are you fan? I think most people will buy them out of curiosity, I did, but now I'm a bit hooked. I think they ought to be a permanent flavour - save the Brussels sprout crisps! Oh I feel a placard coming on and a demo outside of the Walkers HQ.
For now though we will leave it there, I'm back tomorrow with my Verse for Thursday so join me then......happy sprout season.....(paaaaarp).
I'm not big on lots of Christmas decorations, I usually just get by on the basics but I do love a Christmas wreath. I think they make the front door look really festive and welcoming.
There are some really nice ones in all sorts of designs available. Some prefer a natural wreath containing fresh foliage and decorations and of course there are the artificial ones (pictured above) which can be used year after year.
Fresh natural wreaths can also be made at this time of year for tributes to those who have passed away, they can be placed somewhere in memory of a loved one. I think that is lovely way to remember someone special at this time of year. If you do buy from a local florist you can bet your tribute will have been made with a lot of love and attention. Florist's are like that.
The artificial wreaths are not only for hanging on the door. They can also be used to hang on an interior wall or used as a table decoration (pictured below) by adding one of those battery operated candles. Placing lights around a wreath also makes it a little bit different, you may have a part of your living room or a porch that needs a bit of extra light, so that Santa can find his way.......very important.
Wreaths are very popular at this time of year. You could even attend a wreath making workshop which a lot of crafters and florists tend to put on. There you can learn how to make a wreath yourself, get your creative juices flowing. I think it's always nice to create something yourself, it makes the end product a lot more personal.
If you have never bought one then go for it this year, they really are a nice addition to other decorations. I have the one in the main picture hanging on my door and it looks fabulous. I can just wrap it up and pop it away for next Christmas and it was a reasonable price to at £12.
If you are looking to seek out a wreath for this year, check out Suzy Blues Flowers. There is a facebook page here to follow:
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I hope you are getting in the Christmas mood now as it isn't long until the holidays start. The Bailey's will be in the coffee and mulled wine warming on the stove. Boxes of Celebrations or Roses bought, I say boxes as we always buy one, eat them all before Christmas and have to get another. Not just me then eh?
You stay safe and enjoy the festivities leading up to Christmas. I will be back tomorrow with my Verse for Thursday but for now........
Go buy a wreath!!!
What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.