Wednesday 25 November 2020

Art Prints From Ink And Drop

 Tea is my motivation that and cats .. ( adds in so is my family if they're reading this. ) 


It is to easy far to easy to get lost in the sands of time at the minute and that is very hard to do in the rubbish year that is 2020 if 2020 was a pizza it would have Pineapple on it I am sure of it.Tea is the drink that gets me going and I could drink it all day long.This is the year of not exchanging Christmas presents with family but instead buy yourself something and reveal it on Christmas Day.Now I am rubbish at buying stuff for myself and I will only buy stuff if I really need it and with the financial squeeze of this year it is really important to budget.

Quirk I have alway been about the quirk in fact it is my middle name or it would be instead of Samantha I have an irrational dislike to my middle name which is squashed in there between my first name and my surname.Recently I was sent a couple of prints recently from Ink and Drop they're a small family run business My prints wrapped up in brown paper arrived so well packaged in a cardboard tube . The high quality imagery is printed onto 230gsm matt fine art paper.And of course they use the latest high quality equipment and archival fade resistant ink and this all creates the beautiful prints you will receive.

Prices start from just £13 abs go up according to the size 

I am planning to put these prints in the study or mancave where Mr T goes to do his photo editing or maybe just avoid the DIY job s I have planned !

So if you're in the market for an interior pick me up then please do head over to Ink and Drop as Im sure they're bound to have something you love.

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Only Fools Rush In

 Only fools rush in they say and mop themselves into a corner and they same goes I have to say for tidying the garage , I just went in one for one thing and four hours later I had tidied myself into a corner.I think garages are the elephants graveyards of the home because stuff fit either goes in the loft or if it comes out the loft it goes into the garage.And the stuff you do keep if the stuff of your kids and the stuff you hope they'll take with themselves when they leave home ( son is still at home eating out of honey nut cornflakes )

I have sorted loads of stuff out and been busy eBaying , it is amazing what people will buy and as they say 

"One mans trash is another man's treasure "

And I am awfully good at spotting things in charity shops and buy it for myself and then sell it on when I am bored of it and want to change the decor , that way it keeps my decor fresh and I love being an eclectic sort of person.Yes I miss charity shops and the mooching round in them and also I miss antique shops and the like.

Tuesday 10 November 2020

The Snippings Of Autumn

It is Autumn and I find myself thinking how the Dickens do we get to here but here are we none the less , I have my supermarket order set up so hopefully fingers crossed I won't have any problems getting what I need although there does seem to be panic .After months and months of trimming my hair myself .. I say trim more like cut then trim trim trim , having gone from long hair ( to my shoulders ) to a bob my hair was starting to look wayward.So wayward in fact that my hair could have set up its own progressive rock band and had a number 2 hit mainly because it was held of the top spot by some catchy tripe that will end the singers royalties for years to come.

Did not really do much at the weekend other than watch the rugby as my family had it on and drop some Savlon off to my Father In Law and show his 95 year old near sighted partner how to operate their new washing machine.It is well worth remembering that the little things we do in our indepeendce is so vital to our well being and our mental health.

Monday 9 November 2020

Win An Apron


Get your flour at the ready one because it is Lockdown 2 , I have the opportunity for you to win this lovely apron By Phillipa Bandurek Bradbury, she is a wonderful artist who is based in Cambridgeshire.Within her art she works in ink, watercolours and acrylics.I admire anyone with an artistic talent though me avoiding the washing up is not going to pass for  Tracey Ermin art instalment.Anyway back go Phillipa's art ! You can see Philippa's work both on her instagram page  and her Etsy page 

The apron is 65% cotton and 35% polyester and has an adjustable neck and waist straps as well as a handy double pocket on the front. You can also buy a greetings card in the same hare design and is priced at £16.99

This pretty item also comes as part of a deluxe hare themed gift box. The gift box contains which costs £29.99:

  • Hare Apron-Printed with adjustable neck strap and waist strap, and pocket at front.
  • 3 x Hare note cards/greeting cards. Blank for your message
  • Beautiful unframed watercolour hare print(A5 size) printed on 300gsm silk card

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4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via Ninjakillercat blog
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Disclosure : I have not been compensated for this post in anyway , thank you toPhilippa Buradek Bradbury or allowing me to run this competition.

Friday 6 November 2020

Shop Online To Help Businesses This Christmas

Lockdown 2 sounds like a straight to release Jason Statham film but the reality is far from that and my humour is one of the things that keeps me going .If you’re one of those who are struggling for someone to talk to online then please do reach out seek help.I am constantly talking about my feelings and some might say you shouldn’t do that but bah to them . I think as they say don’t suffer in silence a problem shared and all that. I feel so sorry for all the small and big businesses that have had to shut their fours again , I think and hope we can all do this if we all pull together and people don’t pull against the system.If your a business that sells online then please do contact me I might order from or I might not but I’ll probably know someone who would love to. 

1. The beautiful Etsy page from Philippa Bandurek Bradbury is a must and I am in awe of her talent and I only wish I could draw like that , so please do look at her Etsy page and she if there is a gift you'd like send someone the Christmas or a treat maybe for yourself.And as a treat for you all Monday the 9th of November I have the opportunity for you to win one of the aprons.And Jane Willis from Onions and Parer blog reviews a Hare Christmas Box that is available in Phillipas's Etsy shop.

2 And you might not have the money to totally revamp your bathroom at the minute but what about some towels , Allure do some really beautiful towels and I assure you that their towels are top quality and you will really appreciate the indulgence of them as a quality item they will last very long time.Also they do weighted blanket 

3. This lovely little independent shop called Podarok they're an a ward winning gift boutique in the Cambridge arts quarter they have everything to suit your budget from small to that extrgance price that you know you truly deserve.

4 Natural looking jewellery is available from 
Photofinish jewellery

5 My friend Emma has aEtsy store where you can pick up
personalised gifts

6 And a long time much loved school friend Gail who is an incredible artist has a stunning Etsy page where ehe sells her work , she has produced artwork also for many books and is currently in the process of doing pottery