Walk a mile in my shoes: Number 8

Love these shoes! They were an impulse buy from Next. I have found them surprisingly easy to walk in; although they are high the wedge is curved so lots of pressure not put on sole of shoe. Occasionally my ankles have toppled in them, but I have not fallen over ever in them. I have not risked them for a while though as have had a sprained ankle.


My yellow clothes

Fabulous yellow dress. Bought earlier year for £89. It jumped out at me, when saw it in Marks and Spencers, bought it for a wedding party in August and today I have worn it at the races.

Yellow Primark dress.

Yellow Primark belt.

Yellow my Mum bought about 11 years ago in Peterborough as Easter present. Worn on many nights out.

Yellow vest tops from Primark.

Yellow t-shirts. Darker yellow from Marks and Spencer’s. Pale yellow from Primark.

Yellow top from Primark. Had years before cold shoulder trend, this year. Not worn much this year. The shoulder straps are in awkward place, for hiding bra straps,

Yellow hoodie from republic, which is now closed,

Just bought this jacket, last week in Primark, for £20.

Yellow cardigan £5.99 from under £5.99 shop.

The marriage plot discussion of ending. Major SPOILER

The ending is the best part of the book for myself. Not because was desperate to finish, but I like books without a traditional fairytale ending; it is more real. I think the concept of the book was probably intending to get across that life in 80s and indeed subsequently does not run like a 19th century Austin novel but it is only on the last page that this really comes across.

It leaves with question, was Mitchel being kind to Madeline? Or was it a case that once he has slept with her, she lost her appeal?

The Marriage Plot

The caption on the front cover likens it to One Day; it is not that good! The first few chapters jump about in time, so little hard to get into. It does get better, but it has not got the same humour on poingency  as One day.

The title and mention of novels such as Austin in the description may suggest it has words of wisdom about those. However novels are mentioned in passing and do not really contribute to the plot,

Overall although readable, but not a must read.

Marmaduke hot chocolate 

Lovely heart on top. Good but not outstanding hot chocolate.

Great food in cafe. I had a lovely piece of blue cheese quiche and an interesting salad featuring grains, cauliflower and pomegranates. Followed by hot chocolate.

There are lots of menu choices for vegatarians and even some for vegans.

Pretty floor tiles at the foot of the stairs. The cafe is split across 3 floors so cute small rooms. Lots of wood and colourful cushions.



Wonderful everyday in advance of IKEA opening in Sheffield.

In advance of IKEA opening in Sheffield on 28th September there is a few interesting promotions going on as part of a promotion called Wonderful Everyday.

Firstly  until it opens there is a big Wonderful EVeryday sign on the hill above the station. Made up of plants in hopes of wooden letters. The L of Wonderful has lime plants.

In the winter gardens there are IKEA cushions and rugs.

On some trams on the yellow line that will go to IKEA, the seats have been covered with IKEA fabric. I have been on an IKEA tram but my phone battery was flat at the time, so I could not take pictures. I have just taken this of the outside of one. I hope to be on another one soon but no luck so far.


Coming up there are the following events. Like the idea of a free book from the station.