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Monday, 9 May 2011

I Believe In Faeries!


Having sworn for a long, long time that this blog would never step one foot over the commercial line, I have received a welcome visitation from a far-away land, where there are emerald trees and friendly trolls that live under bridges.

I love my Beautiful Auntie Gwennie, although we have yet to meet. Hers was one of the first blogs I ever read, and even though some of our friends have sadly passed by the wayside on the Last Train out of Bloggesville, Auntie Gwen is still writing like the Scottish genius that she is, and making my sides fair split with laughter at her bold cheeky-girlness - Do click on her name to see her blog.

So, when she mentioned she had received a visit from The Fairy Hobfather, I was intrigued and, since at that time I was tippy-tappying on my son's new laptop when mine had gone to the Clinic of Broken Laptops for rehab... I might also have been praying out loud to the, seemingly very deaf, Sony Vaio Faerie...

Now, I'm not ashamed to admit that I like to treat myself occasionally.  Window shopping mainly - Faire du l├Ęche-vitrines - as the Frenchies say - A hobby which has been sadly neglected since I became one of the great unemployed and unwashed... (NB, not everyone who's workless is worthless, and thank you for your kind words to me t'other day too).  I walk past shop windows like a horse with blinkers on these days, je te jure.

Anyhoo, I do have my eye on a Kindle on Amazon:   GJ spotted his boss using a Kindle on a recent business trip, and says he thinks I need one since I regularly have a dangerous book-pile the size of Everest on my side of the bed; I think I deserve one, the book-worm that I am.

Please tell me whether you are a convert?   I have yet to be 100% convinced, for I do love the feel of a book in my hands, held under the bed-covers on windy winter nights...

So, The Fairy Hobfather visited me, and promised great riches, in fact there appears to be a crock of shining gold - or vouchers from Amazon - at the end of his special rainbow.

At least, there are savings to be had CLICK HERE at his household goods grotto secreted within the land of Appliances Online, a British company.

You may recall that my son, Grizzler, when he was home last, punched my fridge-freezer in a bout of frustration?  Nice. This caused the light within the fridge, (which had blinked its last some years before, about a week after I bought it), to spark back into life!

However, around a month or so later the freezer part of the now ancient, fridge-freezer sighed its last. I don't seem to be having much luck with appliances of late.

Tant pis! Such is life, eh!

So, I happen to be 'in the market' for a fridge-freezer. GJ fancies a large glossy American-style one. I hope he's thinking about an appliance and not a new wife - He's always on the look-out for a new roost, you see.

If you leave a comment here for me over the next couple of days, you too may have the pleasure of a visit from The Fairy Hobfather, as I did when I called chez Auntie Gwen.

He really suits his pink tutu and faerie wand, I can tell you!

11 comments:

Gigi said...

I believe in fairies, I do, I do, I do!!

But am just a tad puzzled by one comment you made. About American-style fridges....

Are they so very different over there?

Chairman Bill said...

Personally I wouldn't wast any money on a Kindle - better to get an Android Tablet for roughly the same price and get the near-functionality of a laptop.

With a Tablet you can browse the web, update your blog, send and deceive email AND read e-books.

libby said...

Auntie Gwen is certainly a special gal.......and does the lovely fairy do microwaves?

Karen S. said...

Oh I do too, I believe ..I believe and feel the fairy dust even....you always bring the smiles out of me when I read your posts....and I am completely jealous of your blog header photo! Dreamy and stunning...well done..(what camera did you finally decide on?) I had to laugh on the fridge stuff....very funny....we actually opted to retire the fridge that came with this house to the entry way...for extra stuff...and still haven't spent the extra too much money on one of those over priced monster-fridges yet....maybe someday! Have a happy week ahead....and keep us posted! Take care!

Expat mum said...

My husband has a Kindle and loves it. He even reads it in bed altho' I bought it for him because he travels a lot and reads huge books.

auntiegwen said...

So pleased you got a voucher, my lovely friend Nota Bene did too. I am also thinking of investing in a Kindle, especially for holidays as the airlines are cutting down on weight allowances and I need a book a day on hols!!!

Moannie said...

I too love the sound and scent and feel of a book and keep my best loved ones near me always.

Today a good fairy drove up to the house, tapped on the door and took away a huge box of goods for my fav. charity 'Demelza House' a hospice for sick children. I couldn't carry it nor could I drive it as the car has now gone to a new home. So what would I do with a Kindle THEY ARE UNNATURAL you still have to pay for the book, can't display it's lovely spine in your bookshelf and cannot give it to your fav. charity when you are done with it.

Moannie said...

In place of goods, see books! What a twit I am.

C.J. said...

I too, was thinking of buying a tablet but after just buying a new laptop that I absolutely love and I bought a small kindle. I love it, it has a built in light so night reading is comfortable, also has a no glare screen for reading outside. Choice is yours of course. Perhaps borrow a friends for a day or so and see if your really want one. Books are wonderful too but the kindle or nook are so transportable that it makes reading anywhere and everywhere easier.

Ps, you also read more I think.

Jan said...

I confess- I'm a kindle lover. DH bought me one for my birthday when we'd bought and inspected one for DD's birthday. As I spend long journey's on buses to and from work and once every few month's have a meeting in London to attend , it's perfect. Plus I can check my email on it.Mind, I am a gadget lover with a notebook, Ipod and Blackberry. Would love an Ipad but can't afford one.

La Principessa Errante said...

As a woman with an Everest size pile of books by my bed too, why would you want anything but the real thing? Unless I have the joy of spending 6 months traveling the world. Not likely, as I too have recently joined the unemployed, I see no reason to leap forward into the future, on this item anyway, just yet.

Something I wrote earlier...

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