Saturday, 27 October 2012


It's been a day of firsts. I have been feeling a little bit under the weather and after being sick this morning I did not want to sit in the car for hours. So my husband and children have gone to visit my family without me. This did make me so sad but as there was nothing I could do about it, I thought I would just do my best to enjoy having time completely to myself. I have never been alone in the house over night. People have been away and I've been away but I have never had the whole place to myself for the whole night.

I've finally got to grips with instagram and how the liking and the following and the whole thing works. I even got my first ever like which was so exciting. I'm guessing it's pretty addictive. Who should I follow? Where do I find people who love the same things as me? I think I still need a bit of help.

And for the first time ever, an ironing board has been the object of my desire. I don't think that it even crossed my mind that ironing boards could even be likeable, but this yellow enamel vintage one that I picked up today from the charity shop is just gorgeous.

Introduced to me by Lou Cox and inspired by Shopping Lives, I picked up someone else's shopping list, my first and only glimpse into a stranger's life. I don't know anything about them other than what's on this list.

oh no, trying to blog in Blogsy and have no idea how to add links. I may need to edit I dream about other people's lives and the shopping lists that accompany them. I wonder if I will ever be able to walk past a shopping list again, without picking it up? I wonder if shopping list fascination is contagious?


  1. This is such a lovely post, thanks for the reference, I hope you are feeling better now. X

    1. Thank you for introducing me to the whole shopping list concept. Still being sick :(

  2. The links are now in:
    One for Lou and her very good blog read recommendations
    One for Shopping Lives - the queen of shopping lists and other people's lives

  3. I am just getting the hang of instagram myself. I like your blog, have found you through blog school!

    1. Welcome to Ridgeway Cottage, it's really lovely to have you here. I'm going to pop over and have a look at your blog :)

  4. I sometimes make up little stories in my mind of the person who owns the list:
    there's so much given away on that little piece of paper:
    the irony is that I rarely write one myself!
    thank you for sharing my addiction :-)


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