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Buying Home Produced Saves Some Carbon Footprinting

February 3, 2020 | No Comments

Ahh yes this can be a prarticularly tricky time of the year for the naive gift buyer.  February used to contain one day that would spike the carefree gift buying intentions of the average boyfriend . . . All he’d need to do to keep his lady friend sweet would be to buy a couple […]

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Gift Headaches – Solving Online

January 6, 2020 | No Comments

This is a seriously busy time of year in my family.  We’ve endured the annual ritual of the christmas pressie fest with all the excesses that entails and now, one week in to the new year I am faced with buying several birthday items.  One selection will be vital to get right.  A sibling’s has […]

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Personalised Gifts For The Difficult To Please

December 10, 2019 | No Comments

Getting that perfect gift can sometimes seem overwhelmingly difficult.  Mothers and aged aunts are so difficult to buy for.  Usually they drop hints throughout the year that they need help with this job or item and when you offer to arrange that help, they suddenly lose interest or get in a state of panic over […]

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Gemstone Gifts Bridge The Generations

November 4, 2019 | No Comments

One of the nicest gifts I’ve received lately was a glass necklet with a pressed flower inside.  It’s absolutely deflightful and I wear it at every opportunity.   There are a few suppliers of gifts specifically geared towards mums and daughters, or for that matter, grandmothers and grandaughters.    Their sites have excellent gifting tips on how […]

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Balancing Online Shopping With Needs Of Others

October 3, 2019 | No Comments

The upsurge in online buying has brought the world to our own front doors.  The choice of what we wear, where we buy it has now meant we just go online and find exactly what we want and it arrives within a day or so and all the traipsing around shops seems to be becoming […]

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Dad’s World Made Much Easier With Online Gifting

September 3, 2019 | No Comments

We all like to have some special gift for our birthdays and possibly for Christmas too.   For most men this point is a matter of crisis when they want to please their lady wife, or lady friend.  Nothing is more unsettling for the poor chap though than not being sure that he’s on the right […]

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Ironing For Ever & A Day To Clear A Space For Life

August 16, 2019 | No Comments

I did a small favour for a daughter the other week.  Whilst dog and house sitting I tackled the baine of her life – the ironing mountain. . . .   My daughter was of course very grateful and protested loudly that I should never have tackled such a grim job.   I reassured her that although […]

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Crockery & Glassware Make Forever Presents

July 1, 2019 | No Comments

I’ve just spent this last weekend looking after my neighbour’s dog.  This was so the whole family could go off to a family wedding some miles away.  Usually one of them stays behind to look after the hound.  I had a fab time and so did the furry friend.  We went off for very early […]

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Helping Poor Dad Score Highly In The Gifting Stakes

June 4, 2019 | No Comments

Choosing the right present for someone can be such a struggle at times.  We all have those difficult to please relatives – often mothers…..  My poor old dad was always in a state of anxiety when mother’s birthday approached and he would wring his hands constantly worrying about what to get her this year.  I […]

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Plump For Board Games For Fail Safe Pressie

May 6, 2019 | No Comments

I was getting a gift for a nine year old lass – I don’t really know much about her really but as a favour to someone, I said I’d get it.  Wracked brains and scurrying online for what the up to date young Miss must have didn’t produce the helpful suggestions I hoped for.  However, […]

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