Thursday, 21 October 2021

Love Leggings The Perfect Christmas Gift

#AD


Over at Love Leggings, they sell high-quality leggings for women and children.

After over a year of staying inside, staying comfortable has become even more important than ever. And that makes a soft and cosy pair of love leggings the perfect way to show you care. 

Leggings are a staple in most women’s wardrobe and with 8 collections to choose from, you’re sure to find something for any style. From classic colours to more contemporary offerings, our comfortable high waisted fits to lightweight crops, you'll delighted by leggings that are soft, comfortable and completely non-see-through.

But what makes their leggings special? Well, their  customers really do think they’re the most comfortable, non-see-through and stylish leggings out there. They are so proud to be rated Excellent on Trustpilot with more than 12,000 reviews : https://www.trustpilot.com/review/loveleggings.com


My greatest bugbear with leggings previously was that they had no pockets and even worse is the faux pockets I mean what are they all about .It is either pockets or no pockets and I vote for a world with pockets .This is why I was so grateful that Love Leggings offered me the opportunity to review a pair of their Treggings and the Breaking news is that they come complete with pockets.

I need pickets in my life because not only do I happen to collect random stuff on my travels 9 not an elephant I do assure you you ) but leaves or shiny conkers and the randomness of the world that delights me.But I  also need a pocket to carry my inhaler because I am not inclined to carry a bag for just my inhaler or bank card / phone. I only carry really what I need to carry I very much love to feel not encumbered but lugging a huge bag around the place.

  • They are comfortable treggigns because of their 4 way stretch fabric and a non restrictive waist pant that won't cut into you after long days out and about or in the office 
  • They are very much tailored to you and are very much smart worker or going out smart , they're so adaptable. I even gardened in mine and then went out to dinner!
  • They are made with a quality fabric that keeps looking smart and with simple to care for instructions they're look fabulous for ages.
  • Prefect fit for size 6-26 and if they give you the confidence to shift down size without fear

I wore mine to the shops and a friend commented how slim I looked and they has given me such a new found confidence.The cost of the Treggings is £25 and I think that is money well spend and there is free shipping with orders over £50 and I know you'll love them as much as I do.







Disclosure I was sent the Treggings for the purpose of review 

Friday, 15 October 2021

The Borrowed Beauty From Beyond

The borrowed beauty from beyond is a sight to behold and up there with the 8th wonder of the world and where can you see this wonder ?WHY my back garden of course and it is stunning and have something just appear from no where and you have not even planned it , the best things in life are often unplanned the spontaneity if just the best ( as long as it is all good mind ! )






The borrowed beauty is only here for a while and that makes us appreciate it all the more , to often we take what we see for granted in life , the world is fast and we jsut need to slow down once in a while.The colours of the borrowed beauty will vary be it the oft glow of the copper Autumn to the tropical colours that pack a punch in this cold weather.





Thursday, 14 October 2021

NO I haven't seen Squid Game

 I have no idea what is trendy or what is not trendy and can you even say trendy now , or is it the world sic ? no idea , I think of myself as pretty much up to speed over stuff but somehow allude me such as being able to open a tin or Cornbeef .I know there is a popular new program called Squid Game out which seems  all the rage, I think #SquidGame I would do rather well at after all I was at school in the 70's and 80's 90's .Butt the thing that really foxed me today was an emoji of a red flag 🚩and I was foxed as to why it was on twitter posts and it was seems it is a Tin Tok craze that has spread to Twitter to indicate something that is not false . Well that is what I gather from the meme dictionary for the explanation of this issue 



The youth of today know nothing of the struggles of loading a Spectrum 48 K game that my friend is a true life experience and I bet you won't see that on Squid Game either. Neither has the youth of today had to do PE in their pants and vest at Primary school if they happen to forget their PE.

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

A Friend Who In Spas You !

 There is nothing better than friendship and to pick up where you left off then than my friend is the best friendship of all they say a friend is only one letter from being a fiend! But a friend you can go to a spa with and have wail of a time with is second to none and a friendship where you can talk endlessly then also have periods of silence and just talk with your eyebrows is unique I say .No that I am any sort of Roger Moore but I am open to being James Bond if he swap his Martini shaken not stirred for a nice cup of tea .


There is nothing like tea and friendship and maybe one of your 5 a day ( in liquid form ) everything in moderation of course but never ever friendship in moderation.





Monday, 11 October 2021

Champneys Forest De Mere Review

I was lucky enough to win an over night Spa break to Champneys Forest De Mere as normally such trips would be a little behind my control but win it I did as I was so glad of it after the hellish time we have all had .And while Covid is never going to go away and we have to learn to live with it.Clawing it back how we used to live our lives it truly is a remedy for the soul. I will start with the negative and just get it out the way, I was disappointed that the thalassotherapy out of action as for only £10 that is a water treatment that is pure heaven and not to be missed. Also there was a few other things shut but nothing major and certainly nothing to really impact your stay other than the  thalassotherapy the only other diapoitnemt was that the lift was out of order and there was no pre warning of this unlike the thalsostherpay being out of order. I think like many a business and obviously having been shut during the pandemic there is the approach of hope then repair then ongoing maintenance. Other areas however were well maintained and I had no problem feeling that that Covid cleaning routines were top notch in fact they are one of the best I have seen in businesses and that gives me the confidence in recommending them as a brand.

The Spa

Great facilities and very relaxing and you can do as little or as much as you like you are as they say master of your own destiny and you could even discover something you thought you might not like. The spa is very relaxing and you Do get the problem with people saving a lounger with there towel but I say just remover it if they have not returned in an hour. I would like to see someone keeping the poolside a little more free for water ( yes ) I know it is a swimming pool ) but I am king to walk like Bambi on ice when walking round it. Great experience rooms especially the steam room, ice cave and rain shower combo. One of rain shower combos was stuck on one program but I suspect if someone switched it on and off again it would be fine !


The Room


The room was superb and loved that it was out the ground floor and it opened out onto a little area where you could sit at a table and chair and in summer I think this would be the bees knees. There was the odd cobweb but nothing too drastic and some of the led lighting needed putting back up but nothing drastic unless you're a complete diva.

Restaurent

I cannot fault the level of service at the restaurant and this was where I feel the most staff were focused as the service and covid cleaning regimes were top notch.the food is well balanced and enough you're there for a real and to be healthy you're not there for an all you can eat buffet. Breakfast however was a continental affair and there is a surcharge if you want something cook but if you did want to pay it really is not going to break the bank. The chicken Cesar salad was a little weird in using chicken tikka instead of plain chicken but it was still nice once you got used to it. Perhaps if they used a different sauce then they would be onto sure fire winner with a new type of Cesar salad.









 And of course the company was excellent ( I have told been told to say this ! ) and I am so very glad that I had a great and loyal travelling companion . Alas this time there was no gangsters in our visits but we can jolly well write a book on our collective experiences . I am very grateful to Jane for allowing to stay at Chez Willis prior to our Spa adventure.

Saturday, 2 October 2021

I’m Just A Cat

I’m just a cat in front of a door waiting for it to open #Caturday #CatsofTwittter #BlackCat





Friday, 1 October 2021

War Of The Worlds The Sounds Of Hope

 I am sitting here in the dark typing this and it is not through choice because of wither the fuel crisis or I am watching the pennies because of the energy price hike. I am sitting here is the dark because it is restful to my heart mind and soul as much as the season of Autumn is.I have date to fire up Alexa much to my slight annoyance as my battles with Alexa are a whole new blog post.I love repetition in what I do as it is soothing to me so that is why I am listening to War of the Worlds, I was that child who always listened to it as I loved the spooky spine chilling feeling it gave me.The melaconoly laced with hope is right up my street and thought I don't really like the unexpected I know where I am with Jeff Waynes World of the Worlds. it really does what it says on the tin and it is a cracking album and I do have it on vinyl cd and probably cassette tape.




Hope is in the sound of what you love be it music or reading to yourself , hope is the invisible thread of life and for to long I have not allowed myself to hope or hoped that I would indeed be myself.

The Hug Of Autumn

 The warm hug of Autumn throws its branches round you in a crinkle and glow as the leaves gently fall , Autumn is here but for a brief time . Coming in on the warm last glowing embers of summer that we so gladly bask in , ablaze every where are the colours of Autumn .A satisfying reassuring treacle of colour runs up and down the height of the trees.Autumn is a hug for the deepest of our souls and we need it so need it , Autumn repairs us and prepares us for the harshness of Winter and Autumn is still left behind as Winter falls with such Autumn leaf frozen in time till the Spring of our dreams gently starts to thaw.




What sets Autumn apart from other seasons is the richness of the reds browns and green all merging together as if an artists has blended the colours on purpose in some artistic nuance.Autumn nights do take on a cold touch at times but wrapped up in a jumper and good shoes then you're all set to explore and oh my I have missed the explore . I am enjoying so much the explore of the Uk as I see the everything in a unique way and if I am excited about what I se then I have a good outlook on life and my mental health can be evenly balanced . Life can be so very hard at times but I am always up for the fight and of late I have had to fight so very hard.This is why I am glad of the hug of Autumn it has got my soul and can eave its magic on repairing it.






Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Cats Rule The World

We all know cats rule the world and we are merely their servants to do their bidding ! With a cat you must even ask permission to leave your own house or rather their house.





Cats turn up everywhere 



Here is a cat giving my husband a guided tour at Lacock Abbey.




Rumours are abound who will be the new Doctor Who and especially with all the current budget cuts at the BBC




We just would not want cats not ruling the world as cats are really part of our eco system.I bought my cat an expensive bed just so it had the choice not to sleep in it .

Friday, 17 September 2021

Victoria Vintage Tea Room s Draycott

 Tea is very much balm for the soul , in a world where "Be Kind " is spouted left right and centre they're are some that do not live by their very own words . But tea and kindness can win through tea promotes such great heart warming comaradarity and it allows you to talk and to be yourself and tea will never never censure the words that you need to say.


This is why the Victoria Vintage tea room Draycott is bliss in a tea cup and not a storm ! They serve homemade food and tea in the homemade English tea room way.The only thing that is missing is Miss Marple solving one of her murder mystery.










Tuesday, 17 August 2021

The Blogging World

Blogging has changed so much in the two years I have been doing it and I suppose I should be all guns blazing and pumping out the competitions to you lot out there.Bit I don't have any competitions and its at this point you might stop reading and then leave me wondering what's my worth in this blogging /infleuncer game but no I keep going as blogging from the beginning till now has always been about me and that might sound egotistical but it s far far from it. I do this for me and if I help you along the way there that is another string to my bow.


In my early days you will have seen many reviews and these are now very sparse but this gives me more room to be me even though with reviews my personality or that of my cat comes across. Expectations can be a good thing but they can also push a unseen seen pressure upon the blogger/infleuncer  ..


I’m slowly getting back into blogging again hence this post , in days gone by there was a fashion / fad to slow blog but this is something I’ve always been party to.

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

The Walls We Put Up

The walls we put up in our isolation at times wherever there is a pandemic or not and our joy wants to spill  into the colour of the world . We seek solace in the quiet of our times but continual silence is friends to no one .

Seeking out to break those walls but with the ability to seek out the colour , to feel the tickle of long grass on your hand as you go for a long country walk .To see the joy of the swooping swift’s as they do have a joyful glee on their faces as they go past you at the speed of light.

Being Autistic stuff is hard , applying myself is hard but the release of myself into the world of colour is joy upon joy .To hear the sheep in the green fields as I sit watching a cricket match on a summers day with nothing but a cool breeze upon my face .


I seek the colour and audacity of a Hollyhock just to grow where it damn well pleases , inconvenient places is where they seed and grow their joy.



Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Creating Your Own Oasis Of Reflection

I'll be honest it feels like the going to hell in a handcart at the moment , and the world is chaotic and oh my SO I am creating my own oasis of reflection . I realise oasis of reflection sounds like a gweneth Paltrow candle that would sell of a shed load of money but thankfully it isn't. You will know that I do like to be out and about and that has been hard in a and out of lockdowns but I have managed it where I can.I love a wandering and exploring and if that is couple with architecture , charity shop and a nice cup of tea then all the better.





Think of something you love and focus on that , so your ice cream could be your focus and  could take a picture of that .The idea behind it all is to focus on something that brings you joy. Now currently  I like visiting all churches and we are combining that with looking at the gravestones of my husbands relatives , though at some point we will get to my side. Getting outside is essential I believe as it allows you to have that oasis of reflection for when times getting a bit turbulent it is a little legacy to yourself I truly believe.



The other day I went to the Diddly Squat farm shop which is the farm shop of that there Jeremey Clarkson and yes the queues are long but if you know me I never do anything without other adventures being involved.Yes you might think Jeremy Clarkson is s bit of a plonker but the series on Amazon is funny and there are many a character on it including Gerald and Kaleb. Going on from Diddly squat farm shop we went onto to Chipping Norton and it is a quiseential beautiful Cotswold town that has free parking ! And I like nothing better than free , free is good it enables me to go spent that parking money in a local shop in the town thus putting money into the local economy.

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Picnic Up At Diddly Squat Farm

Yesterday myself and my husband went up to Diddly squat farm  and we did take our own picnic to eat after popping into the shop . You could buy food there but there’s no need as you can take your own and soak up the views . Of course you can buy from the shop snd put money into the local economy from shopping in the local area too .

























There are toilets at Diddly squat farm but they aren’t disabled friendly as there’s quite a step up but least there’s toilets .My husband did get a t shirt and I got an empty milk bottle but everyone was going wild for the bee juice and milkshake s.And of course the really rude named candles!

A trip to the Diddly squat farm is not going to replace your weekly shop it is one half novelty and one half supporting farmers mixed with a a celebrity. I think the main thing is to explore the area of the Cotswolds we went on from Diddly Squat Farm to Chipping Norton which is a really quaint town with free parking .



Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Making Spare Cash In A Pandemic

 Making spare cash is never easy especially a pandemic but I have to say I have tried various different places over the years and always seem to come back to Ebay . I did try Etsy and Sphook but I honestly find Ebay the easiest place to sell as it is a quick upload and write of a description and boom you're all done. The trick is with Ebay to to list when they have special listing offers as that is when I tend to to plonk on all my stuff that I don't need any more.


Currently I am selling some stuff on behalf of my Father in law as he has now gone into a nursing home and every penny helps towards the items he needs in a nursing home.Sorting out a relatives items can be a very emotional thing to do and you might turn to a house clearance place if you've a small family.So the top tips for when clearing out a home are to divide everything into categories from vinyl to dvds. Now dvds on ebay don't tend to go for much and you might then have a go at Music Magpie but you're going to have to zap quite a few dvd to get to the £5 pound minimum they do also take other tech so you will have to weigh your options up against ebay.


If you're clearing out a property and find videos you might think go no one wants them anymore but it is worth look through what you've got for example I came across a "Song of the South " video and this a a now deleted video as it not seen as a acceptable in todays society but there are still collectors for such items. I have now put the "Song of the South "on Ebay so fingers crossed it makes cash for my Father in law.




Now the Pandemic restrictions have started to lift my husband bought himself a new camera off Ebay and so he has put his old camera on ebay to pay for this one .My husband loves his photography but during the restrictions that has been little opportunity on and off but hopefully now he can get out there will all guns blazing.


Sunday, 27 June 2021

Normanton On Soar

Normanton On Soar ( meaning Norwegian village on the Soar )is a delightful village . I was there with my husband looking at gravestones tracing his ancestors. And I was taken back what a pretty area it was with a whole hosts of walks to go on another time.










As we sat in the pub Plough Inn garden watching the swift’s dip and turn over the river , we also saw barges tootle by and what a grand life it looks waving to people and a much calmer pace of life . Also there was wild swimmers and a rower. Buzzard and a Heron flew by it was a lovely time even thought it was a tad grey . But that’s the trick to make the best of even a grey day .

The Plough inn has a great sized garden and a comprehensive well priced menu , I shared a Beef baguette and chips with my husband and there was the customary salad on the side .

An interesting feature of that village is the chain link ferry which is one of the last in the country.





Wednesday, 16 June 2021

How Are You Feeling A Year And A Bit on From The Start Of The Pandemic

 How I am feeling a year and a bit on from the Pandemic start ?


At the beforePandemic my world did crash down so very much as I had thrown myself into volunteering at a school and I was getting myself out and about . I did the socialising of people when I choose to and I was very much in control of my own life and then the Pandemic felled the playing field for us all.



I remember going shopping in advance of all the Cobra meeting s and then there was the toilet roll chaos , it all seemed so very feral and surreal. As I lugged tins of beans home I thought this will linger on and it has lingered on. I think now I am in a place of we are going to have to live with this virus and masks will be there always now though maybe through choice when the last bit of the restrictions are lifted.Life can be a bit of a pick and mix at times all bit it with a bit of a fluff attached to a sticky sweet , I try and remain positive but it can be tricky at times especially when life throws challenges at us .


Today I have popped into town for a mooch round the charity shops as I love and adore a vintage ramble and I don't half mind quirky stuff.It is a joy to be able to able round still seeing people is a novelty and there is still much leaping out the way as if you're doing the time warp ! 


So how are you feeling a year and a bit on from the start of the Pandemic ?



Sunday, 13 June 2021

Be More Bill

Be more Bill I say . Met an 88 year old gentleman on the bus the other today who is just getting out there and living and waking . Bill has lost virtually every friend ( he’s only got one left ) he’s even lost his wife . But Bill still has a smile.
Be more Bill


I decided to take myself on the bus to have a little wonder round Asbhourne which is in the Peak District and it is wonderful to live in such a beautiful county .The freedom that now comes with the roadmap to near normality is wonderful and of course I remain cautious .But I am so so happy to be out and about harmed with my feed and whatever bus or train I choose , I don't drive !

Time is my own now and that is a good thing and it is nice so nice to be able to meet people and the impression they leave will last a lifetime. And that little encounter with Bill has enabled me to tell you about that beautiful human encounter , human encounter however fleeting can be so important. Communication greases the wheel of life and communication does not always have to be verbal , as much as I like people ( at times ) I do also like to be able to get far far away from them.





Monday, 17 May 2021

Getting Back to Socialising Without breaking the Bank

 I know you will be be spending your pennies socialising but hold on and keep those pennies in the piggy bank just a little bit longer . I am sure that you will have picked up some great baking skills over the various lockdowns we have had and are a dab hand at baking the infamous banana bread.We can all agree we have had a jolly challenging year and hopefully the end is it site. So we the current restrictions in mind why don't you :



1. Use up those Spirits with your friends at an indoor / outdoor cocktail party as well all have those odds and ends of spirits tucked away at the top of the fridge that you can't reach without fetching a step ladder.


2. Start a combined hobby with friends what about hiking and walking with friends as it mostly free apart from a good pair of walking boots and sensible clothing.And of course a good rain coat is essential and honestly you will be amazed what is on your doorstep.


3. Garden party and make it a working one , help each other with the gardening tasks that make have mounted up and then at the end celebrate your hard work with that cocktail party you have been promising yourself.


4. Check what you can sell to fund a special meal out or drinks with friends , you will be amazed at what is kicking 


5 Pick a location where you can either park for free or a small cost , we did this the other day at Holy Island where the parking cost £7 but no other cost was involved except a cup of tea soup and a shared cake .








Darley Abbey World UNESCO Heritage Site

There is nothing like a super wander in the sunshine on a Sunday especially round a UNESCO world heritage site of Darley Abbey that is up there with the Pyramid s and the Taj Mahal to name but a few.






And all this on my door step and how lucky am I and even more lucky for you that I’m sharing I’m my adventures. I like nothing more that adventure s and seeing the architecture and the marvels of the Industrial Age . While some pubs in the area have gone the way of the pandemic other building s have had new life breathed into them in the ways of bars and cafes. Darley Abbey is a vibrant area list in time with plenty of places to explore and river walks a plenty .


















And though my hair has not seen any scissor action , I am pleased to have lost some 2 stone in weight and I have been working hard to do so.It was tough last year with all the restrictions which put the brakes on me going to the gym and then the stay at home order. But now with restrictions starting to lift I am going all out with bells and whistles to lose more and that is my smiley face which I have been praising hard on.

Friday, 30 April 2021

Beauty In The Ordinary Day

There’s beauty in the ordinary which in turn makes it extraordinary and I’m so very glad I see the world differently . It’s wonderful to be out and had have the joy of exploring again .



















Wirksworth is a lovely gem of a place in the Derbyshire Dales and you’ll fall in love with all the nooks and crannies of the beckoning adventures of the streets, lanes and countryside on the fringes.