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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The problem with eBay

The problem with me is that I am at the computer all day, so I need to recognise that not everyone else out there is doing the same.

I am frustrated with eBay for a number of reasons:

Why don't people pay quickly so that you can post quickly?

Why don't people give you feedback?

Why when they do give feedback were they expecting something for nothing? (reason for photo of car boot sale - the good thing about eBay is that you don't actually have to meet these people)

Admittedly it is early days for me, I think I have sold about 30 items but I have certainly come across some strange buyers so far - I wonder what I am doing that attracts them?

The BIG LESSON I have learned is don't buy stuff in the first place, then you won't be spending hours at the computer doing your own virtual Jumble Sale!

To anyone who reads me, and whom I read, sorry for the absence, I have been reading just not commenting, got stuff going on.............................probably why I am ranting about eBay with little justification.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Been scrumping again

My Wardrobe needs a serious overhaul not to mention a tidy

Can you spot a theme, no only the chaos

But the sun is shining and apples need picking

Neighbour with ladder - professional picker

Caught by the vicar, good job we have permission for scrumping

Deep dish apple pie for tea later

Off to distribute them around friends and family

Sunday, 25 September 2011

EBay Virgin No More

Well after almost 2 years of procrastinating, I have finally done it and started selling on e-bay.  My first attempt is a couple of Chanel Le Vernis nail polishes which are just the wrong shade of nude for my skin tone, and the sales closes this evening.  It's really exciting, I think I have 20 watchers on one of them.

Then feeling brave after managing to get the nail varnish out there, I decided to try with some clothing, these sales end on Wednesday evening.  You can tell I am a hoarder, I have had this stuff for ages - perhaps I should have described it as "Vintage" but it will be lovely if someone else gets enjoyment from something I have moved on from.

Jessica McLintock velvet and brocade swing coat

Nicole Farhi Wool and Cashmere swing coat with faux beaver trim

A couple of Limited Collection cashmere slouch sweaters
Culling my underwear collection

Tight fit - brand new Fratelli Rosetti shoes UK 6.5 (his not mine!)

So, wish me luck, shame I don't know how to add the link so you can bid if you are interested.  Please no tips on why I should be keeping any of this stuff or how to transform into this season's must have!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Rome and Nice some photos

View from our balcony

At dusk

At night fall

The Colosseum

and again

Circus Maximus - the chariot race track

Terme de Caracala

A huge spa baths which could house 6000 guests in a day

One of the spa wet areas with drains and mosaic tiles

A well earned lunch break after all the sight seeing

Cocktails on the roof terrace

Roman cobbles on the Via Appia Antica
a road straight from Rome to Brindisi lined with Roman burial grounds

Rome to Brindisi by bike (well a couple of miles)

Gin and tonic at dusk (a recurring theme in my blog)

A night time swim

Should I be proud???


My daughter in Dubai smoking fruit tobacco and blowing smoke rings just like the stoned caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland
Just to add context, she doesn't smoke - can you make out the perfect 'O'? - I don't know where she learned to do it!

Wish List for the Winter Wardrobe

I have been browing the Sunday magazines, and have seen some beautiful accessories like this classy notebook from Mulberry, I'd like to see it close up because it is £120 and I wonder if the pages can be replaced, or once it's full it's full.

I could carry my notebook in this tote from Mulberry which is £495

Or I could have this lovely make up bag for weekends away.

And I think I love this too, or are they too much like a cuddly toy to carry around?  Great match for boots I had last Christmas though.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Love this but how to afford...................

From Miu Miu AW 11
And this one too

How beautiful are these two dresses?   They are way too expensive at around £2500 and £3500 respectively, I am hoping that someone like LK Bennett will do something similar - still quite expensive but within reach and still well cut, if Zara or H&M copy the look the cut will be awful and the material will be cheap and nasty.  They remind me of dresses I wore in my late teens, but I don't think it will be a case of mutton and lamb because they are so feminine and not particularly "trendy".  What do you think?