Bad memories fade in time

At age 68 I certainly have a lot of memories that have accumulated over time.  Early years were really hard, as we were extremely poor, just after the war in England.

I married at 19, because I wasn’t happy at home, and that turned out to be a nightmare.  When it came to my husband putting a knife to my throat, and threatening to kill me if I took our daughter away, was the worst.

However, he passed away a couple of years later, which took away some of my pain.  I married a second time, which is now 36 years on, and those bad memories are now faded.  They rarely pop up in my mind.


Comfify – Decorative Cast Iron Wall Hook Rack – Vintage Design Hanger with 4 Hooks

I had one set of keys hanging on a wall plaque, and the rest laying on a table, so it was so nice to get the Decorative Cast Iron Wall Hook Rack, which is a Vintage Design.  The hanger has 4 hooks, and it is for coats, hats, keys, towels, clothes, aprons etc.  It is wall mounted, and measures 13.6 x 7″.  It comes with screws and anchors.

From the Amazon page: ‘This decorative wall hook is a solid piece, crafted recycled cast iron. It will last for generations. The coat hanger is covered with special coating, giving the item vintage or rusted look, while protecting the item from rust and wear’.

I really love the artwork on it.  I put it up by the door that leads into the house, from the garage.  This is where we put everything down.  It is on a beige wall, and the iron being a darker brown, looks brilliant there.  It is classy, and really makes that area much tidier for me.  I can also find small items, that often went missing.  I haven’t decided what else I will put there, but the hooks will hold heavier items.

It comes with ‘YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK’, and personally I believe if you order it, you will fall in love with it.

I received this product at a discounted price, and so wanted to write a review on it.  It was my choice to do so, and was not influenced in anyway, as to what to write.

A 68 year old women with lots of vigor.

Today is a boxing/kick boxing day for me.  Usually I would do it on a Sunday, but yesterday after doing a Zumba class that was 8,200 steps, I decided to do arms today.

We go to a gym where older people use in the mornings, and it is wonderful to see them working out.  They always say that I never sit down for coffee, or stop for a second, and wish that they had the vigor that I put into it.

I am a fanatic, and can only  imagine missing a day at the gym, if I am walking instead.  There is no way on this earth that I will not workout, unless my husband is sick, or in hospital.

Do you love to make yourself feel, and look younger, in mind, and body?  I know I do.


MOXO Women’s & Men’s Coral Fleece bedroom Slippers /Footwear Memory Foam Clogs

My slippers were from last Christmas, and literally falling to pieces.  So when I received the MOXO Women’s & Men’s Coral Fleece bedroom Slippers /Footwear Memory Foam Clogs, I wore them immediately.

So it’s been 11 days, and my feet feel amazing.  They have a waterproof sole, which is really thick, and of course the memory foam.  This allows my feet to almost sink in them.  They feel so soft, and really warm.

There are a bunch of colors to choose from, which allows a man to get the brown, blue, or gray, and someone like me red, pink, or purple.  The sizing is from a five and a half, up to a twelve.

This is taken from the Amazon page: ‘FULLY WATERPROOF – Moxo’s memory foam clog slippers are machine washable and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use due to their water-repellent properties. The TPR rubber sole provides comfort and cushioning and has an anti-skid feature, giving you exceptional grip on hardwood and tiled flooring, and wet outdoor conditions.’

This is truly amazing, and certainly what we all need, when we get up there in years.  It’s nice to know that they look really good, are so comfortable, and are safe in most conditions.

When Len’s slippers wear out, these will be the next ones he wears.

I received these slippers at a discounted price, and chose to write a review.  These are my own results, and no way did I have to write a review, but wanted too.


Vmanoo Solar Christmas Flower Starry Fairy String Lights 21ft 50 LED Blossom Decorative Light

By now anyone reading my blog posts will know how much I love fairy lights.  So I am really happy to get the Vmanoo Solar Christmas Flower Starry Fairy String Lights 21ft 50 LED Blossom Decorative Light for Garden, Patio, Tree, Party, Bedroom, Xmas Decorations, Indoor and Outdoor décor (Multi-color)/

These are so pretty, and I can’t wait until I can fully decorate my front garden, for Christmas.  I keep 5 or 6 sets going all year around, as they help with security, and make the front area a Fairyland.  We live in a development, and they don’t allow anything on the grass, until after the landscapers have done one in December.

The Vmanoo Solar Flower Lights are really beautiful.  As you can see in my photos, they have big flowers, and the colors are yellows, pinks, greens, and purple.  When they flash you can get very pale colors, to vivid ones.

They are so easy to install.  You put the stake together, and push the solar panel into it.  Put it into the ground, in a nice sunny spot, in the garden.  Once the solar panel on top has had a few hours of sunshine, they are ready to work.  You press the on/off switch under the panel, and set the pattern with the mode button.  That’s it.  They will come on when the sun goes down, and go off when it comes up.

Being solar there is no cost to you, apart from the original cost of the lights.  Also if you go away, you don’t have to worry about switching them on or off, or getting a timer.  They are certainly a great product,

that will last a long time.

I received these lights at a discounted price, and took it upon myself to write a review.  It is totally my own review, and in no way was I influenced to write one.

Do you use liminal thinking?

I tend to use a lot of words that Americans look at me as if to say, ‘What on earth are you talking about’.   They are my typical English expressions.  Well, today I knew that I had heard the word ‘liminal’, but wasn’t sure in what context.  So of course I checked it on the Internet.

Liminal means a ‘threshold’, or a ‘state of transition.  I tend to do something similar with my anxiety, and panic disorder.  When I feel really anxious, or that I am going to have a panic attack, I try to relax myself, and go into a state of mind, blanking out this world, and opening myself up to whatever will come.  Often it works, and my breathing slows down, the shaking stops, and I stop sweating.

This is a practice I would like to achieve more often, but life seems to get in the way.  Being able to make that transition is always possible, as it is more like meditation, and I certainly need to get back to that.


SVEN RFID Leather Wallet

20161125_140132Wow, the SVEN RFID Leather Wallet is a real beauty.  It is made of genuine Napa leather, and has that amazing leather smell, that I really love.  The retail price is a little on the high side, but you get peace of mind, knowing that your information is save.

The wallet is a slim one, and has less pockets than most.  There is a hidden one, that you can’t see in the photos, just behind the flap, on the left of the inside of the wallet.

I am not a techy, so here is the information on how it protects your cards, and driver’s license: ‘SAFETY & PRIVACY – Tested & Approved by Independent Test Lab. Our wallets are equipped with advanced unique military grade proprietary blocking material,  which blocks RFID signals.

All I know is that my husband’s information will be safe, and we won’t have credit card companies phoning, or texting, asking if we have used our cards in other parts of the country.

It is really nice to have one less thing to worry about.

I received this item for free, and have written an honest, and unbiased review, which was my choice to do so.

Holidays can be chaotic if you don’t plan ahead

First I just wanted to wish all my American friends, Happy Thanksgiving.  I know that the supermarkets were busy yesterday with everyone buying food items.

Len and I are still Resident Aliens, or ‘Green Card holders’, so today is the same as any other day for us.  Each morning I thank the Lord for the day, so feel that thanksgiving to me, is a year long thing.

That said, I am sure that there is chaos in many homes right now, with the preparation, and feeding family, and friends.

For Len and myself, we got us late, had cereal and fruit.  I then went on Skype with my daughter in England.  We then walked a local park, and ended up at Denny’s restaurant for brunch.

Now it’s home for the rest of the day.  We will be watching the Manchester United game against Feyenoord at 3 p.m.  A relaxing day for us, as I am not interested in the chaotic antics of people fighting the crowds, at the sales starting this evening.

An adult toy for either partner, or both.

Yes, I have to say that since I started reviewing products, I have been given some that I had never used before.  So I am still a novice, but it’s fun checking them out.

So I had the chance to test the Vibrating Anal Plug and Silicone Anal Beads Anal Chain – Healthy Vibes G-spot Vibrator Prostate Massager.

As you can see in the photo it has 9 beads that go from large to small.  This product has a USB plug, so I charged it up overnight.  Once done I switched it on, and it vibrated more the ‘handle end’, than the beads end.

There is no way I would ever use an anal product, so decided to see how the vibrator part for ladies was.  It has 7 different speeds, and it works really well.  It is a little louder than I would like, but after just a few minutes it gives satisfaction.

The only thing I don’t like about it is, that it is black, and so is the power switch.  I have to put my glasses on to find it.

I can imagine that the pleasures for couples could be endless.

I received this product for free, for an honest, and unbiased review.