After feasting my eyes on the latest shoe collection which also came with mind boggling price tags attached, I've decided to have a reality check. Good things come in small sizes and cheap. That's my mantra for the month (so she says before losing her willpower). Seriously, how cute is this yoghurt jar? I could've saved a bit more by buying a bigger tub but......isn't it adorable? Besides, the earth mother/tree hugging/eco-friendly/organic food obsessed mom in me loved the idea of handmade, natural, no additives and ultra delicious yoghurt from Glenilen Farm with scrumptious raspberry compote. Just so you know, I'll upgrade to larger tubs when I've collected enough of these jars. Available at these stockists for 99p each.
I used to look in disgust when my granny used to serve me dinner on similar enamel plates albeit ones with oriental flowers painted on them. I mean.....euwwww...... so uncool when ceramic is so in. How things have changed. Granny was so smart. These are so cheap, unbreakable, lasts for decades, take up little space and light as a feather. I'm sorry, granny but I'm still not keen on floral ones. Mine are from Falcon, a British company. You can use enamelware in the oven, on the stove and they're perfect for camping too (God forbid if I should ever camp).
Right now, I'm feeling like I'm living in a perpetual frostland. I've succumbed to copious cups of coffee and soup while cranking up the heat to stay warm. I got pretty fed up with having to make endless cups of coffee because by the time I'd finished what I'd set out to do, my drink had gotten cold. I've bought many flasks in my lifetime but this one from Thermos is still the best and far more affordable than the super duper fancy schmancy ones I'd owned in the past. I was surprised when my coffee remained piping hot 6 hours later. I've got my eye on this stainless steel food flask with a foldable spoon (such a neat idea!).
I've been planning to get a light colored silk shirt for a couple of years now but I balk at paying more than £50. The ones at Zara didn't impress me as the silk looked more like a sheer, loosely woven gauze. I only wish they didn't charge that much for such inferior fabrics. I have to say a big thank you to my friend, Sue (of Susiesoso) who alerted me to this little beauty at Uniqlo. It looks and feels like an Equipment silk shirt but costs a mere £39.99. Silk is a great insulator so this is my perfect excuse to buy another as a back up.