Tuesday, October 18, 2011

10 Things Tuesday: 10 Things I'm Buying As Soon As I Can Afford To...


1.    Slim and Lift Aire from Danoz Direct. Yes, really! I have some of these already and no, they don't make me look like a lithe size 10 model - nor do I want to look like one. What they do is support everything and smooth it out, and I really appreciate that. They also stop my thighs rubbing against one another and I really appreciate that. The thing that really surprised me though is that they support my lower back - which I didn't even realise was wanting support. So, yup, I'm buying more of these - and I don't care if you laugh because I feel great when I wear them!

2.    This top from Oh My Gauze - though maybe not in that colour...


3.    This vest from Oh My Gauze  - I might even get two of them because I just love having pockets at my disposal!



4.    An aubergine dinner setting for eight. For the past few years we've had a white, square dinner setting that I absolutely adored when I bought it, but these days a lot of the corners are chipped... Also the plates are very heavy for the boys and we do like them to help set the table and do the dishes and clear the table, so a lighter set of plates would be easier for them... And well, I just like the colour!
5.    All white bed linen! I'm thinking - because white is so unforgiving and the Grumpy Old Man is, well, a man (who sweats... unlike me, I never sweat, never I tell you. I glow) - I'll need four complete sets of king sheets, plus eight single doona covers because the GOM and I have our own doonas. So, yeah, might be a while before I can make this particular dream come true. I just love the idea of sleeping in a white, fluffy bed!


6.    A leather corner lounge suite - big enough to seat all of us and easier to keep clean than our faithful old fabric couch (people might feel a bit strange visiting us and not seeing our 10 year old cobalt blue couch - they'll just have to deal). Of course, this one (from Sortino - and don't even consider telling me they're a crap brand or whatever because this is just a pipe dream and we'll buy what we can afford to buy) cost $6000 on sale - hello lottery win!


7.    While I'm in fantasy land... A sensory deprivation floatation tank. Yup, I'm totally serious. I really want to get one of these for the GOM. He's tried them a couple of times at facilities here in Melbourne, and he says they completely relieve the pain of the arthritis in his knees - something nothing else does! I want to buy one and have it installed in our house for him to use each day as continued use is supposed to create a compound effect of healing. Only $15 000...


8.    Kia Grand Carnival - This is actually something we're quite likely to buy sooner rather than later (though ours will be pre-loved and older than Bryn), but it's definitely on the list of things I'll buy as soon as I can afford them...


9.    Okay, for the last two I'm going to cheat and list in terms of 'a single order'... Assorted products from Nordic Store including...

  • a wool blanket (the colours of Iceland's fire and ice landscape)...



  • And a lopapeysa (Icelandic wool jumper or cardigan). And yes, you probably do have to be Icelandic to see the appeal of these jumpers with the scratchy wool and the silver buttons, but to me they're a little bit of home - and I bet I'll be warmer than you in a Melbourne winter in one of these! Icelanders really do know how to do cold weather.


10.    Assorted Doctor Who products from Think Geek, including...
I had to put links for all the Doctor Who toys because Think Geek wouldn't let me save their photos to my computer - why did I even think they would?

So, what will you be buying as soon as you can afford to?

I was just reminded I was going to link this post up with Diary of a SAHM's I Blog on Tuesdays!



14 comments:

Rhianna said...

that white shirt with pockets on is gorgeous, I want one too, and the dinner set and the tank and really the only thing on my list at the moment would be a house big enough to fit us all in (5 people in a 2 bedroom townhouse is not a great fit)

Kellie said...

I love pockets! And aubergine, the word itself is almost as awesome as the colour.

Great list Sif!

Sif said...

I hear your Rhianna, we have six people in 2.5 bedrooms (one master, one regular and an extra small room that was built onto the house some time after the main build). What we need more than bedrooms, though, is a second living area...

Sif said...

Kellie, you must have been posting at the same time as me - I totally agree on the word aubergine! I have two fantastic dresses with pockets and they're sooo handy (especially as a mum!)...

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I love the white linen Sif , it's divine.

robyn said...

I love that green shirt/dress- so pretty! And the colour of that dinner set is beautiful! I've never tried a sensory deprivation floating tank- but I would love to, that sounds so nice!

Amy said...

I love white linen! So crisp and easy on the eye, although my kids would have fingers prints all over it by the end of the day...

Sif said...

Trish, I've never had all white. My maternal grandmother always had all white linen and I always admired it... She was, to me, very exotic in a 1940s film noire smokey, husky voice kind of way...

Robyn, I've never tried it myself. I would say it's probably not for people who suffer from claustrophobia (I don't but lots of people do).

Amy, I'd love it in white... in theory. In reality I will probably get it in slate grey or a rusty red or something a little more grub proof, ha!

Lifeasmummymax said...

Love that dinner set. Might need a slim and lift for hubbys xmas party. Love that white linen too!

Jess@Diary of a SAHM said...

We sleep in a white bed, in Darwin! Mind you I refuse to sleep without air con some get away with it!
And I love thar dinner set. Our current one is the square white one too. We have had it for seven years! It's time for a change!

Crash Test Mummy said...

I have a couple of sets of all white linen and I love it! Feels like sleeping in a cloud ;)

If I had the money right now I would buy all the stuff we need to make an outdoor room to replace our crappy falling apart veranda.

Mich said...

Hubby And I have separate doonas too!

I thought we were the only ones that did that!
It beats fighting over it and dutch ovens.

Daisy, Roo and Two said...

Ooooh, I want a white linen fluffy bed. I do, I do, I do!
I also want a share in napisan.
I'm not sure either will ever happen. Pal is a sweater as well.

Sorry I haven't been by in so long, Sif! Bloody separation anxiety with the twins and pther such business.

Glad to see you are still here and funny as ever!

Veronica @ Mixed Gems said...

I guess noone else here is a Doctor Who fan.....I'd need to get the Talking TARDIS Cookie Jar, after all, the description said it was a must for all Doctor Who fans who like cookies. (how random!)

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