This Week I’m In Shoe Heaven

Admittedly I’m a lady who likes her shoes… I wont lie! I have many pairs!

Some may argue… Then Why buy more!

I’m entitle to treat myself every now and then especially when I’m treating myself to something for a fraction of its original cost!

I got my hands on two beautiful pairs of shoes this week. Both platforms, both beautiful, both an absolute bargain!

The first pair of shoes were actually delivered to me last Saturday but I was in Bristol. I therefore collected my parcel from the local sorting office on Wednesday and was delighted to discover that the parcel was in fact one of my latest eBay finds…

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They are amazing, I just had to have them! So I added the shoes to my watch list and set an alarm on my iPhone with a reminder of the auctions closing time. I was surprised to discover that this was actually due to end at a funny hour. Despite this being a UK long time eBay seller it was due to end at the Ghastly hour of 3am. Anyone who uses eBay will get where I’m coming from when stating how foolish such a move is! Its one that could have actually cost the seller a great eBay sale! I mean who is awake at 3am? I swear its only me who’s unlucky enough to be kept awake so late. Many people don’t bid till the last hour of auction… Fact! This would have almost definitely affected its final selling price.

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As a result, I snapped up these beauties for the remarkable price of £2 plus a very reasonable £2.50 P&P. Not bad for a beautiful pair of shoes that have only been worn just once.

The second pair of shoes I brought was in london following my Savoo interview. These were from the new Primark flagship store located on Tottenham Court road on the corner of Oxford Street.

The new store that opened late last month (september) is massive and host 4 floors of treasure. There is a great selection in all departments whether women’s, men’s, children’s and even that of homeware.

On this particular day they had many items reduced in price and as a result I snapped these up for just £6 saving £10 from the £16 they were originally.

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To be completely honest, I’ve never really liked the selection of heels stocked by Primark but in the last year I’ve noticed some stunning new lines that tick all the boxes in style and price. I don’t know how well made these are but at £6 it won’t be so heartbreaking if they don’t get through too many nights out (not that I have many but that irrelevant).

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They do seem sturdy with a heel that’s reasonable strong. At £6 I can’t help but to shout about them.

I only got these this past Saturday and hear they are still currently on sale in many Primark stores. If these are not your thing its still worth checking out your nearest store this week as the number of shoes amongst other items on sale, is most definitely worth a look.

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Check out the Fashion Foie Gras blog for an in depth informative review on the Primarks newest London flagship store

30 things to do once I hit 30

I was inspired to write this post when I came across a wonderful bucket list entitled “2012- my 50th Birthday year bucket list” on the fabulous blog ‘All about the boys‘  authored by the lovely Karen (a wonderfully entertaining must read list)!

So… being the true copy-cat that I am, I’ve compelled my very own list consisting of the TOP 30 things I must do when I hit 30! Anybody who knows me will know that I loath the idea of getting older and leaving my twenties behind me! This is therefore me being extremely positive (well, trying to a least)!

  1. Shoe shop in New York City by day & drink Manhattans and cosmopolitan’s by night (aww… the life of Carrie Bradshaw)New York City
  2. Sleep more (One can only but wish!)
  3. Swim with Dolphins someplace hot
  4. Completely ignore my fellow shoppers in Sainsbury when the finger-pointing starts as I shop with my son on the autism spectrum
  5. Eat a fruit picked fresh from a tree/bush without washing it first
  6. Manage to do my zipper of my jeans all the way up without catching my mummy tummy in the process.
  7. Make this blog as successful as my signature blog ‘A boy with Aspergers’
  8. Buy less anti-ageing creams (I finally admit defeat)
  9. Walk on a beach in Cornwall (Ok, it’s not the Caribbean Islands, but my mother informs me that Cornwall host some of britain’s top beaches)

    Cornwall

    Image by joeflintham via Flickr

  10. Learn to speak Italian (well, some at least)
  11. Stop being so frighten and put my ideas out there!
  12. Wear my best pair of heals while supermarket shopping
  13. Wear something other than black (inject a little colour in my life)
  14. Treat myself to treatments at the Dove Spa (no one else will)!
  15. Have a fish pedicure (I quite fancy the idea of lots off little fishes nibbling the dead skin from my tired feet)
  16. Start writing my book
  17. Somehow manage to afford to take my three beautiful children to the magical Disney Land in Florida (that’s if little man will agree to board a plane)
    English: Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdo...

    Image via Wikipedia

  18. Beat myself up a little less when parenting becomes a challenge (No, not literally)
  19. Dance in the rain in my knickers (yes, I may get locked up in the process, and No, I wont post a picture of me doing it)!
  20. Have a professional family photo taken, then have it displayed on the wall of my living room
  21. Give up the lie, when telling my 8-year-old daughter that she’s still on that waiting list for dance and drama classes and actually get around to enrolling her in somewhere!
  22. Dance from midnight to 6 am (Yes, like I used too)
  23. Learn to laugh at the world a little more
  24. Buy my first pair of beautiful Jimmy Choo‘sJimmy Choo shoes.
  25. Get myself another tattoo
  26. Horse ride on a beach as the sun sets
  27. Eat a family sized bar of Cadbury Caramel without giving a S##t
  28. Try my hardest to give up the Red Bull (I did say try)!Red Bull
  29. Find the magical solution that creates clam and happiness amongst three screaming children
  30. Read a whole book in just one day (with no one interrupting me)!

So… there you have it! 30 things to do when I hit 30 (which I regrettingly must add happens in April of this year) Here’s hoping I don’t gain 30 new wrinkles for my birthday… that would be just my bloody luck, wouldn’t it!