I needed a new bluetooth keyboard for my iPad as my other one which I had for absolutely years had given up. So I found this nifty one on Amazon. You just clip your iPad into the bracket and it turns it into a little notebook.
It closes up completely so you can pop it in your bag or case and away you go. It's all ready to do that all important work on or studying and keeps it safe too. I love it, it's so handy to just take to work and do a bit of work there if need be and the keyboard is so nice to use.
Some keyboards are not very comfortable to use. I don't know about you but I'm a bit fussy about it being nice to type on, well this one is really good. It is also so easy to connect via bluetooth and is supplied with a charging cable.
You can un hinge your iPad to use on it's own so no bother there and then when your ready for a big typing job just clip it back in again. Brilliant eh? It is priced at £19.99 which I thought was really good value.
I'm so happy, it's like having an iPad and notebook/laptop all in one with detachable screen. Just don't do what I've just done now. I am using my normal laptop and gone to use the touch screen and guess what? Nothing happened....ha ha silly me. That's just flipping from using one to the other, but it just made me laugh.
It is good to laugh at yourself when making silly mistakes, I do it all the time especially with technology, it's either that or get the death stare from a teenager in the house. You know the one where it says 'what are you doing Mum?' Ha ha I'm trying to be a plonker that's what son!!!
You have to be so on the ball these days don't you? I do try. I hope you like this useful information and if you want to know anything else about this keyboard just ask. Here is the info from Amazon, it is for the iPad Air 2 but if you search around you can find different cases for the model you have.
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I'm getting creative again and so I decided to buy some acrylic paints and brushes because I never have the right paintbrushes. I have a lot of terracotta plant pots which I have acquired and thought that I would spruce them up with a little decoration.
I am still experimenting with how to paint them as the pots are very porous so the right paint has to be used or the designs won't last. I have been following some videos on You Tube, like ya do and I hope I will come up with something nice.
So acrylic paints are the best paints to use for my pots and I saw this little collection on Amazon. It has a lovely selection of colours and they are so easy to use. Having proper brushes really helps too. You may have acrylics already if you have been painting stones so you will already know how good they work. Up to now I have just used the acrylic pens for the stones and may still use them here for this project but the paint is good for larger surfaces.
I like the raw look of a hand painted plant pot, there is something about it, a rustic feel and they can look so colourful on a patio or in the house. I am going to paint the pots and then get some nice plants in them to sell in the shop.
The box comes with 18x 59ml paint pots for £22.97 and the brushes came in packet of 12 for £12.99 so I'm all set up. You don't have to use very much paint at all so don't be put off by the small bottles. I have made the mistake already of pouring far too much out so only use a small amount at first, you always keeping adding more as you go.
Well I'll keep you posted with how I go and what I manage to create. For now though you take care and join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday.
What's that I hear you say? Were you saying that I haven't bought a new handbag in a while? Well you know what they say about an addiction, they never really go away but we can learn how to control them.
Alright so I was in a controlling mood to stop and I haven't treated myself in quite a long time really. So here she is, Sarah is another addition from the Mia Tui family of bags. It is one of the work bag range and that's funny because that's what I'm using it for.
It has room inside for a 13.5" laptop and for lots of work related stuff. It has the classic bottle holder and comes with a free clutch bag too. The front pocket has pen holders and phone pockets and an added clip for your keys. There is a smaller pocket on the back of the bag, big enough to put a phone or a small purse in there. It is very roomy, the straps are long enough for you too wear it on the shoulder but it does come with an added longer strap to use.
Further details on Sarah including a nice little video which shows it in action (always important I think) can be found here:
She really is very useful and what I like about it as a work bag is that you can keep everything neat and find everything easily as well. Great eh? I'm not feeling bad, the joy when it was delivered felt very nice and it will probably be my last for a while now (ha ha famous last words).
If you haven't tried a Mia Tui bag then you need to as they really are very good quality bags. You can build up loyalty points if you're a bit of a fan like me which come in useful for a little bit of discount to use on your next purchase. They have a wide range so you can usually find one you are looking for. Go on give them a try.
Thank you for reading today, I will return tomorrow with a Verse for Thursday but for now - take care.
Oh my oh my if you haven’t tasted these little babies then you need to. That is of course if you are a Baileys fan, if not then you need to just walk past these in the supermarket and ignore this post completely.
I am a fan of the alcoholic liqueur which is called Baileys and could not pass by these chocolates at all if my life had depended on it. In fact if the Morrison’s store I was in at the time was burning down I would have still grabbed these on the way out. I am looking for an excuse to go back and buy more, I know, can you believe it? I only bought one pack.
They are little milk chocolate balls filled with a Baileys flavoured soft gooey centre. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is and I’ve eaten a whole pack. I did put this photo on my Facebook timeline with the words ‘I was only going to have one’, yeah right, in which lifetime was that?
They are little balls so I figure that is ok and I will not feel guilty for consuming a bag full. The thing is I bought them, I ate them and they made me happy and that is what life is all about. Chocolate Mini Delights - see it’s true, says on the packet - MINI!!!
It is nearly Easter and while the supermarket spaces seem to be filled with Easter eggs of all possible chocolate combinations I am just going to have a couple for bags of these and that’s it, my Easter treats done.
These are available from all major supermarkets and I believe in Home Bargains too.
What are your favourite chocolates? I do have many other favourites being a chocoholic but these are my current top favs. Go on try them!!
Thank you for reading today, I will be back tomorrow with another Verse for Thursday but for now.....
I'm having a great debate with my son, no we are not talking Brexit we are talking about this blog and this post. He asked me whether I was writing my blog and I said yes but I was working on my poem for tomorrow and I announced that I wasn't going to write one for What to Buy Wednesday.
Well he was horrified, how could I not write a blog post when I have written one every day for the last two years? My answer is that I haven't bought anything and I have no ideas of what to advise you to buy on this Wednesday. Yes it's the first time in two years but I just felt like I couldn't offer anything.
Now I was quite chilled and ok about not writing a post and it didn't bother me, I could live with the fact that life gets a bit busy and we all have to have a bit of time out. I then felt guilty though and a bit uncertain after my sons remarks. He was right, why should I give up on this mega conquest of writing every day?
So here it is a blog post about writing a post of what to buy when I haven't bought anything....good eh? These are my feeling todays about a bit of a writers block I suppose. I was bound to have one at some point, I must have had one before and I will probably have one again. The thing is I'm only human and just like everyone else.....busy, but not too busy for a brew so I'm gonna boil that kettle and go and find something on Amazon to buy.
Thank you for reading today, I will be back tomorrow with my Verse for Thursday and I can guarantee that as I have written the poem, and it is already scheduled so I am now ahead of myself. Brilliant!!!
Take care now.
Now as I am a single gal living by myself, well part from two teenage boys I do feel the need to have some tools in the house. Well I may have to do some important DIY or I might just have to look as though I’m willing to do some DIY.
I have got a collection of screwdrivers even one of those electric screwdrivers which I have used and found a bit fun and other tool type things that I often Google just to see what they are. I say Google but it’s usually a quite text to Dad from the Brew to say ‘Dad what is this and what can I destroy or make things worse by using it?’ He will then tell me he needs a closer look and decides whatever it is he needs one for himself.
I then went to Aldi and clocked this little tool bag complete with some tools inside and get this... it’s pink and black.....pink for me a girly DIY’er, ok I suppose boys like pink too, lets not take over the pink thing in a sexist way Sue from the Brew. It gets even better though regarding the pink subject as the tools inside have pink handles. Oh I’m so much in builders heaven now I need to go and see if Nick Knowles and the gang need help on DIY SOS. I feel I may turn out to be the SOS though, Nick shaking his head saying ‘Sue Oh Sue’.
So this nifty little girly, yes girly tool bag is going into work with me as I have no tools there and someone is bound to ask if I have a pair of pliers or a hammer in pink. The day will come you’ll see. I love that it comes with a long strap so that I can carry it over my shoulder, so fashionable!! You all know what I’m like for a bag, it’s the first one I have bought in ages and you can’t say it won’t be useful.
I am waiting in anticipation until someone comes and asks for a screwdriver and I have to tell them to wait while I have a look, ‘oh yes I have but it’s pink.....is that ok?’ Pink tools will get the job done, who wants boring old basic tools with no colour....not me that’s for sure.
I purchased this tool bag from Aldi, on the middle aisle, yes I only went in for milk! It cost just £19.99 which I didn’t think was too bad for saying what you get for that and I feel safer that I can fix it just like Wendy....Bob the Builder's boss.
Thanks for reading today, please join me tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now.....
Take care and .....can we fix it? Yes we bloomin well can (in pink).
This is just a great idea and the best hot water bottle ever!! It was only last weekend that I posted a photo of my traditional hot water bottle which I was using to keep me warm in my shop. As it's florist shop I can't warm it up too much because of the flowers and it is something we get used to, working in the cold but just lately it's been a tad more chilly than expected.
So I was popping my hot water bottle into my layers of jacket and coats which worked fine but it would just fall out at the wrong time and leave with an explanation as to why I had suddenly given birth to a hot water bottle on the shop floor. It also made me look like the Michelin Man as well, not that I didn't already with my layers but I was looking slightly more built up shall we say.
Then came a little miracle which was revealed in our local newspaper the Derby Telegraph, they had this article on a body bottle. This is a long hot water bottle which can be wrapped around and tied around the waist. How funny was that? The answer to my prayers, not that I had got to the stage of praying for this but you know what I mean.....the solution to my dilemma.
It was available from Argos so that was it, I ordered it online and boom was down to my local store to pick it up. Not only would it be a good source of warmth for me while at work, it would be a great relief to my lower back pain. I thought it was a bit pricey at first at £24.99 but then I realised I was probably going to save money in buying those heat patches which I stick on to help with my back pain so in the long run a saving.
It only takes a kettle of water to fill and you have six hours of glorious heat around your body. You can wear it anywhere that you feel it helps, even around the shoulders and neck area so very versatile. I love it and I just can't get over how I was only just thinking how to keep warm using a hotty bottle and this popped up.....it's as if someone is keeping their eye on me.
This little baby comes in two colours, grey and a grey polka dot pattern so you do have a choice and the cover is machine washable. All good eh? Brilliant therapy if you have any tummy cramps or pain as you can wear it around your waist and carry on with your busy life. I mean look at this lady in the photo, she looks so happy with hers, it can only be a good thing. Give it a go and let me know how you go on.
Thank you for reading today, come back again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now, take care.
What a title to a post, don't you get clogged up me lovelies - save the drains!!! Well you can with these very trendy silicone star sink filters. In four different colours too so you can could have them all over the house.
Better than the metal jobbies eh? Some people prefer the metal ones that fit in the plughole I suppose as it looks more refined but if you like a bit of fun then these are good. I actually bought these for my shop as the little ends I cut of my stems tended to block my sink so I need to trap them.
I did go for the metal one originally and although it does fit in the plughole it tends to pop out if I pour anything into the sink. These little babies are a lot better though, because they are silicone the little bits stick to it too so there's less chance of escapage. They don't tend to effect the flow of water and they also work with really hot water too so no issues so far.
The only issue was which colour to use really but then I could use a different colour every day if I wanted and just rotate them. Not really I'm not going that far but I can recommend them if you do need to trap any bits and pieces. I suppose they would be really good for the bathroom if you have long hair that tends to block the plughole.
They remind me of that starfish in Finding Nemo, the one in the tank at the dentist but that's probably just me watching too many Disney films with my son. I might just draw a face on mine for a laugh.
You can purchase these wonders from Amazon and I will pop a link (affiliated) at the end of this post so go and order them straight away. Thank you for reading today, I will be back tomorrow with my Verse for Thursday but for now, take care everyone!
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.
Here's your links.....get reading.......
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.