Friday Five : 25th January 2019

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Hiya! Long time no blog. I've kind of missed it so here I am. Wittering away.

Friday Five (1 of 5) Early Bird Gets the .... Sandals

It's January and some new season bits have started trickling in. So where do I head? Primark. I like to get in there right at the start. And what did I spot? A couple of pairs of sandals which were worthy of a mention. One style (above) are reminiscent of a leather pair from Zara last year which I actually ordered but returned as I found them a little hard on my heels after dithering over them for some time (about three weeks and six days) so when I spotted the Primark ones, I homed in on them. The Primark ones are obviously not leather but are slightly more cushioned and they don't slap so hard on the old heels due to the "rubber" type sole underneath. I bought both the black and tan but there are some gold ones too for any magpies out there. The other style which people who are rather partial to a designer dupe might be interested in are those below which are very similar to the YSL Nu Pieds sandals. Very similar indeed ;)

Primark Sandals in store (around £6)

Friday Five (2 of 5) H&M Take Care

Just out of curiosity, I clicked on H&M Take Care on the H&M online site. I had no idea what it was but it actually is a little area where there are little snippets of help on how to repair, remake and refresh what you have. This so totally appeals to me. 

Friday Five (3 of 5) Michelle's Hack

Primark Jumper (a/w18)

This is a hack I borrowed from Michelle. She mentioned previously that she would buy a pack of hair bands from somewhere like Primark and use them to help keep her sleeves from falling down. Did you spot the hairband above?

Just fold the excess over the band to disguise it.

It does work and somehow during the time I've bought a packet of 20, I seem to only have 2 left (go figure - one black and one brown). If you find the bought ones a little tight, buy yourself some elastic and make your own. But don't make them too loose ... or your sleeves will come back down. Obvs.

Friday Five (4 of 5) New In At So So Towers

I was doing so well - I'd not bought anything this side of Christmas till this week and then I went in to Leeds and it all went to pot. I tried on the above combo and ended up with the tan jacket and the skirt. The skirt actually comes in two styles, one with a split and one without. I bought a regular length one with no split and it falls nicely above my ankle in a midaxi length. If you're taller than 5ft 3 or 4, I'd recommend going with the tall length one.

Friday Five (5 of 5) Oldest Mum In the Class

Am I bovvered?

George came home and asked me how old I was. So I told him.

George : Oh I got it right. Do you know you're the oldest mum out of all the mums for my class? Everyone's mums are in their thirties.

Me : Are they really? (Goes and sobs quietly in the corner).


Last Note :

  • I'm 48 and soon to be 49.
  • Be back again soon - hopefully!


  1. Welcome back and great suggestions! I bought some very similar sandals from Net a Porter last summer after deciding my summer clothes were incomplete without them and ended up only wearing them once. If only I'd had a crystal ball to foresee the Primark version, I could have saved a small fortune.
    I am also 48, soon to be 49 and I reckon you and I could whoop most 30-somethings. Age ain't nuthin' but a number.

    1. Hi Marie - you're so right age ain't nuthin but a number. I still "bounce" around so I still feel sprightly enough and that's what counts. And that's bad luck about the sandals from Net a Porter. I'm not a snob about my shoes - I tend to go more on how comfortable something is these days. So even if they look fabulous but they hurt, they're a no go. The little Primark sandals are not bad for the price - I'm happy with them. :)

  2. I am the oldest mum by a good decade in my youngests class.
    But his older brother’s class...?
    Yeah. Still the oldest.
    But just by a couple of years!


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