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Fabulous Discoveries

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Don’t you just love it when you come across something truly fabulous and find out it is also very reasonably priced?

My first discovery?

A “Naipo Handheld Percussion Massager Electric Massage with Heat and Deep Tissue for Muscle Pain Relief, 6 Interchangeable Nodes, Wide-range Adjustable Speed” ~ I bought mine from Amazon for a decent £28.99

M’Julie is my dads partner and also suffers from bursitis, she works in a GP surgery where she was recommended this nifty device from one of the doctors, to help reduce the inflammation and relieve the pain.

I really am in love with this wee device, although I have to admit with my weak wrists I find it rather heavy and need to wear my wrist supports to use it. The heat element is really what makes this massager so lovely, the warm massage does help my hips and wrists with the pain whilst using it but I can feel a little sore afterwards. I have been told a short massage day and night will ease my bursitis and tendonitis pain and then once it’s under control to use it to prevent it reoccurring.

The massager comes with a button on the back to switch on the heat if desired and then on the front a button that you can use to increase or decrease the strength of the massage. It also comes with six different heads to interchange as and when desired.


This is how the nifty device looks with the heat setting on..


The second fabulous discovery?

After years of lobbying Nestle requesting they bring out tubes of orange smarties just as they do the pink and blue ones without success I find they have gone ahead and not even given me a nod, or a letter thanking me for my genius idea! Instead, each of my letters resulted in replies informing me that they found no demand for the orange only tubes and so wouldn’t be selling them.

Today I walk into our local corner shop and what do I find? Tubes of orange only smarties nestling amongst the tubes of blue and pink ones. A small crowd of children were rummaging through the chocolate selection bin and I had to jostle through them to grab the last two tubes of the orange ones. I’m not proud of my behaviour but I’m sure they would be happy with the pink or blues, they had no idea of my joy and desire to have those sweet orange treats and so my behaviour, in my mind, is justified.

Our corner shop is also the only place I can find plain chocolate bounty bars ~ you’d think that they would be available in the bigger supermarkets~ but nope, they’re not, they only sell the milk chocolate variety.

Whilst I’m on a wee rant, it would also seem that cherry drops have disappeared from all sweet aisles everywhere. I loved them ~ especially when on long car journeys, they were lovely to suck until they were mere shard but that pleasure seems to be denied now. Which is a real shame.
Don’t get me onto Texan bars either, that rant may go on for a while and YES I have written unsuccessfully to Nestle asking to bring them back ~ who knows they may re release them in a few years if I continue to lobby them!

If you had a Texan bar you could take a bite and then pull your mouth away to create long strings of the chewy inside which was covered in chocolate. You may remember them once you see them..

Here is today’s stash from the local shop..

Now to my final discovery of the day ~ the new range of Robinsons cordials.  They are delicious! It says to dilute them one part cordial to six parts water but I find them too sweet and strong and so prefer to dilute the more than that. It’s all down to personal taste I suppose.

The new cordials are really delicious, refreshing and have no nasties in them. So a guilt free beverage.


Robinsons describe them as “NEW Fruit Cordial ~ New, Robinsons Fruit Cordials is a sophisticated twist to squash with combinations of real fruit and botanical flavours. Contained in a glass bottle, Fruit Cordial is a new more concentrated way to bring a burst of Robinsons’ flavour to the dinner table in three exciting new flavours: Pressed Pear & Elderflower, Raspberry, Rhubarb & Orange Blossom and Crushed Lime & Mint.”

When life is grey or things aren’t going well, I just nip to the corner shop and hey presto, life is looking up again!

The massager is not for sexual pleasure purposes by the way although if you have strong wrists and are dedicated to the cause then I’m sure you’d find a way.

So that’s it really, I just wanted to share my latest discoveries with you all.

‘Till next time I’ll be massaging with heat and sucking my orange smarties or nibbling a plain chocolate bounty bar whilst intermediately sipping the large chilled glass of one of the new Robinsons cordials.



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