Wednesday, 21 September 2011

comes from a pet and smoke free home

I so, so hate this saying on listings on both ebay and etsy.  It just seems so pompous and snobby and makes me want to contact the sellers and ask if it also comes from a home where no abuse is happening, where the Dad or Mum is not getting drunk all the time or doing drugs and whether the children are cared for, loved and with mature healthy minds.

I also want to know if the products are being made in some far flung corner of the globe by children, whether they are rip-offs or genuine, and if they are going to rip me off with the postage costs.

I often feel that pet free homes tell me that the owners are busy with jobs, live in a unsuitable place for pets or  just might be a little bit uptight, scared of a few hairs, dirt or my favourite....... cat hair balls !!  And as for smoke free homes I say each to his own, as long as the product has not got a cigarette burn, cigarette ash all over it and if it smells of tobacco has had a lovely fresh wash.

All I know from the "comes from a pet and smoke free home" is that it is not listed by Dot Cotton, Audrey Hepburn, Jilly Cooper, Liz Jones,  Marilyn Monroe, and any other pet loving or smoking person..... but it just might be coming via someone who is cruel, bitchy, violent, nasty, arrogant or worse.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Permed Hair

The lovely Michelle of The Royal Sisters wrote about having her hair permed which so made me smile.  She mentioned the difficulties in keeping a perm - which I remember from my other life being a total hassle.  But how much happier is a perm than hair that has been pressed and ironed into place - a girl with a perm is just so much more fun, happy, groovy and retro.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

so trendy Edward & Mrs Simpson

although I have been quite busy, busy I just had to post this image I came across of Edward & Mrs Simpson with Union Jack cushions - there we are in this day and age being flooded with union jacks - but of course Mrs Simpson had to get in there first.  The image makes me feel a little sad to think of edward abdicating for love and being tucked away somewhere in Paris - with his little reminder of home in the shape of a cushion.

I also love the fact that on the picture below his jumper has rolled up at the front, so makes me think of little boys being told by there mums to pull your jumper down, pull your socks up - and straighten your unruly hair....