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Mega Monday Shopping

Afternoon to ya all. With Christmas fast approaching I am sure all of you are far more organised that I am. Not bought a single Christmas present yet. I am fanatically browsing web in hope of finding something for somebody and everybody. Christmas shoppers will apparently spend a fortune today, in what is dubbed The Mega Monday. At least that what I’ve read online and in paper last night. I do have a few suggestions for all of you late birds who don’t have time to go out and browse the shops. Here are a few online shops I have used before and was very satisfied with the service and products.

One really cool website I like is Fab. They have a range of cool presents starting from this Lamp for him and this quirky suitcase for her. They are both on sale now so hurry up.

I love notonthehighstreet  online shop too. These coasters got my attention and they are not much at all. £12.

I also love this mustache door mat costing only £25 and I think its a great present for any friend who did a Movember thing.

Last is Very where you can find up to 50% sale at the moment and this onesie really cough my eye.

Happy spending

X Ines




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Chalk mugs from Franschhoek

It has been almost exactly a year since we visited South Africa. What a beautiful country. If there is a place I can/could live or re locate tomorrow it would be South Africa( in wine region of course.) To be more specific in a beautiful town called Franschhoek. I have already shared a lovely buy from South Africa on this blog before and now I have another one. My write-on chalk mugs. I’m not a morning person and yes, I am a grumpy gruffalo when I’m trying to wake up. Hence the love for these mugs. They make me smile. I love leaving little notes to my husband and vice verse. It is a game we love to play. The joys of little things in life… It’s entertaining for our friends as well…leaving them notes. Dirty notes.

I did a bit of research where to get them from in England and I found them in a few places. Prezzybox has them and so does Daniel store. A great pressie for Christmas or what???

Happy mornings



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Colonial Man – from South Africa


J. mum has them inside her porch window . I keep passing them for years but  never asked where did she get them from?  Her house is filled with stuff like that, random finds. I guess that’s whom J. gets it from.  So when we went to South Africa this November, I was pleasantly surprised to find them all over the place. In quirky street markets, in shops, on the side of the streets, on the motorways…just  everywhere! What a joy!!! I had to have one! I had to have a few. I satisfied my-self with five in the end! And got the sixth one for Christmas.

Five are in my lounge, three on the window and two next to the telly. I really enjoy looking at them. My own piece of Africa. :-)


x Ines



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