Friday, 8 March 2013

Show & Tell...

...actually, I do that most times I blog don't I?  Show... and then tell (usually in rambling waffley fashion) but today I have some cool stuff to show and tell you about... starting with something I have been lustingly and longingly adoring for the past few months.  And the object of my desire? Shoes.  Gorgeous. To. Die. For. Shoes.  And last week I caved in and ordered them... well, I needed to because I had begun to dream of them.  And they arrived on Wednesday... and... I. Am. Gutted!  Why?  Because they are tooooo small!!!  My usual foot size is a 4.5 or 5 depending on the shop.  So I ordered the size 5 being as they don't have half sizes.  And they took nearly a week to arrive... and obviously, as soon as they were in my paws, I needed to try them on.  And... couldn't even get my right foot into the shoe... the left one got into the shoe but the resulting agony meant that it was removed pdq.  They are small... I have measured them and they are more a size 3.5 than a 5.  Here they are... before they are returned... and I have decided... whilst I have diddy-ish feet (Ellen said I have Hobbit feet) they also resemble duck flippers... very broad and very flipperish... so I am going to give away my longing ache for my ownership of said shoes and spend the refund on... STASH!  At least stash doesn't need to fit.  *and there's a rather deeelish new Fossil handbag I have my eye on..... ahem*



The next item in the show and tell is Mr. Stash Monkey.  He was made for me by Crafty Aly and I loves him... isn't he just too cute!!!   He was on show at Inspirations on Wednesday and lots of lovely ladies all said he looks like he needs a swag bag... he is a rocking the old burglar-fash isn't he?  lol




Next up is a beautiful tag that was given to me by Helen... what a gorgeous pressie, a lovely surprise and her sweet kind words on the back brought a little tear to my eye....




And finally... my Ukelele!   Isn't it a gorgeous specimen?  One song I want to learn is this one... CLICK HERE to listen to it.   I am totally obsessed with this song, I have been ever since I first heard it... the very end credits of the last episode of Life On Mars had this song playing over... and at one time I had it on continuous loop playing here on the blog.  When you go and watch, do be warned, you might need a tissue because this one never fails to make me emotional, Israel passed away a few years ago and you can see at the end of the video... well, I will leave it to you to see.....       Anyways, that sounds quite a complicated tune to learn so I shall learn with something more simples... *am hoping Richard is reading this and he will come to my rescue and re-string my Uke (get me, doing muso-abreviations lol) and show me how to play it.....*   






Remember me telling you about the deeeelish Fish n Chips that Joanne brought for me?  Well, here's a piccie of them... and... because there were two mahoosive portions, I decided to be an ever-loving wifey and shared them with Grim last night for supper.  Oh my, they were as nice as the first day... and apart from a small issue of setting fire to the cooker... erm.   Well, basically the chips needed a bit hottery bit *most excellent use of sentence contstruction and styntax there.... * in the oven... so I took the rack with the fish on off the baking tray and shoved them onto the shelf below... with no baking tray underneath... and the fat dripped onto the bottom of the oven.  We have an electric oven.  Yep, clouds of black smoke billowed through the kitchen and oh dear, it is a very stinky mess indeedily.  I think I shall be donning rubber gloves and Mr Muscle today because if I forget, yep, next time I use said oven I will have clouds of black smoke again... mmm, quite.  


This morning we took a little trip into town and I wanted to go to Morri's to get some Mr. Muscle oven stuff... our oven apparently is self cleaning... yeah right.  So we went to Morri's, I forgot my list so therefore, forgot the thing I was going in there for... but I did manage to find these... mmmm.... nomnomnomnom....  there is always time for a Cheeto's break right?





Anyways... no arty things today... otherwise you would be gathering dust and cobwebs sitting reading my wafflings... I shall be back later on with an arty post... in the meantime... have a grand afternoon!  I am playing with lovely Prima stashly goodies and prepping up my Snazzy DT stuff for next week... ahhh, happy days right!   TTFN

Hels x

25 comments:

Helen said...

Those shoes are never a 5... they look tiny. I reckon they've labelled them wrong.. anyhow, love the pics (Though I think you should have posed Stash Monkey with his tail to one side - someone with a muckier mind than I might think......!!!!!) have a great weekend..xx

blackdragon said...

Those boots are to die for.... i might just about get my size 4 feet in them but like you mine are about as broad as they are long.... at my age i cant stand the pain like i used to. The chips look good too..... and the monkeys tail as Helen pointed out could give some of us a laugh... well folk like me anyway :)
BDx

corinna said...

all i can say at this point is, and so agreeing with other mucky minds, monkeys tail!! anyways, i was reading your "out and abouts" and noticed the NE England craft club, is this a crafty club in the ne i don't know about!! hahaha, well obviously it is, does anyone know the details? would love to attend one of your crafty teachings, why do you not come further north than yorkshire, you would only need come one more hour up and there you are in durham, hhhmmmm take care, corinna

corinna said...

oh and the boots are most defo of the need kind!!!

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Joanne said...

I have just had to come to the conclusion that you are a lost case. LOL xx

betjunroe said...

So sorry those beautiful shoes wouldn't fit Hels, although they look like instruments of torture! Loved the rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"--one of my favs. Bette

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous boots hunybunch, but I recon they must be an American size 5 therefore order a size 7 and they will be a size 5 in real life ;) phew if you can understand what I mean lol xxx going back to look at monkey now lol

whyducks said...

OMG just as well those sassy shoes did't fit, you would have broken your neck Hels! Love that song too and sorry I had a mucky mind, when it came to the monkey, what a big one he's got! Tail I mean!

Carole Z said...

OMG Hels, I too fell in love with this version of "Somewhere'when I heard a few years ago, couldn't stop playing it..now you've reawakened it for me...thank you!!! As for the shoes..well what can I say? Reckon they were sized wrong, it's a real bummer when you wait in excited anticipation for something and then it's wrong..all wrong :( Carole Z X

Carole Z said...

OMG Hels, I too fell in love with this version of "Somewhere'when I heard a few years ago, couldn't stop playing it..now you've reawakened it for me...thank you!!! As for the shoes..well what can I say? Reckon they were sized wrong, it's a real bummer when you wait in excited anticipation for something and then it's wrong..all wrong :( Carole Z X

Redanne said...

You are so right about the tissues - what a great version of that fabulous song. Love monkey and the other lovely things you received. I wear a 5.1/2 but those shoes you got look soooo tiny! If I had those I would display them somewhere...... but stash would be better..... Hugs, Anne x

darcydaydream said...

On no those fab shoes you were showing us on Saturday look even better on the computer than they do on the mobile. Like you I have tiny feet but broad otherwise I would have had them off you in a millisecond even though I probably could walk in them...they are to die for though....chips look good...next time you're in Essex my oven needs cleaning too!!.....enjoy the stash and have a great weekend....Christine in Darcy....xx

Shazza said...

fab pics Hels x

Claudine C. said...

Awe I'm sad for you, those shoes are too awesome! I'm sorry they don't fit, sigh!! But hey, you can get more stash, right??!! Haha!!

Stamping in Pink said...

those shoes are to die for - not surprised in the least that you lusted after them! cos of my back and RA i can't wear pretty shoes any more - but it doesn't stop me lusting for them!
gorgeous tag and monkey! you had me squealing about your oven - not sure about northern fish and chips but you do make me smile!
thank you for the link - love that song, only heard parts of it before - beautiful voice and it does bring a tear to the eye! thank you for sharing x

Mooffie said...

Hi Hels! thanks for pointing me at 'Somewhere' - which made me jump to the Ukelele Orchestra of GB doing Life on Mars, which I had completely forgotten about! great instrument, expect a demo at the next demo, if you see what I mean!! Hope all's well. TTFN Ruth

Andrea Kennard said...

Well you have been very spoilt with some lovely gifts, sorry the shoes were to small and I would of needed the box they came in for my hoofs :-) do tell more on the fossil bag I was only looking at there bags a few weeks ago x x

Netty said...

Loving those fabulous shoes but their rubbish sizes totally stink, don't they know us girls love our shoes.
Great to see your ukulele, I will open my windows to listen if you let me know when you are playing....did I just say that.......daaaah quick get me to a brain surgeon........x

Fandhmum said...

Love those shoes, thanks for giving me a giggle!
Rosie x

rachel said...

those shoes look just fab - shame about the silly size - my feet too are wide and flipper like - so I know where you're coming from - those fish and chips look very delish too - yum xx

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Those shoes are gorgeous.

Stash monkey - lovely companion for the room of stash.

The tag is beautiful and clean cut.

Fish and chips mmmmmmm........x

Cornish Emma said...

Hi Hels, i have a nightmare getting shoes to fit too and my feet are a size 8! Beautiful shoes, maybe you should use them for a art project! Never mind like you say you can use the refund for more stash which we all need more of! Emma

nannapat said...

Love the shoes although they wouldn't go near my feet. Appreciated the positionig of monkey's tail- I'm sure it was intentional knowing you! Have a great weekend. Pat x

Anita Houston said...

Crapper about those adorable shoes! You fit the design...find a bigger size I say! Love the gifts...SCORE!!!

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