Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Fancy Must Haves




I feel a bit like Oprah. Kate Takes 5 wants to know what Fancy can’t live without? Like my most loved products? Now, don’t all go rushing to look under your seats for the keys to a new car or anything. This is just a list. Not a giveaway. And technically these aren’t all “products” in the truest sense. But throw me a bone. I’m more of a “big thinker.” So, back to Frau Fancy’s Favorites: (drum roll)

  • Amazon.co.uk! Wheel falls off the Fancy Pram? New one delivered by 1pm the next day. Don’t know what to send as a thank you after a dinner party? Try a mandoline slicer! With gift wrap! There is no reason whatsoever to set foot in a shop again. Unless it is to go try on evening gowns. Amazon doesn’t do those.

  • My computer. My poor little MacBook Air, with the little food crumbs stuck to the keys and the dried up drops of red wine across his top. I love you, Mackie. You’re my best friend.  

  • Flash Wipes. Baby Wipes. Tooth Wipes. Stain Wipes. In other words, WIPES! Love them. Can’t go anywhere without them. What did we do before wipes? I think it involved a spray bottle and paper towels. How barbarian. Wipes are so much more refined.

  • My Star Alliance Gold card. First class check in, even when I’m sitting in back. Lounge access all the time. A look of deep respect from the airline staff. Free wine. The day that envelope arrived in the mail, well, that was really a stand alone moment in Fancy’s life.

  • Booze! Can’t get the bottle open fast enough once the Minis have drifted off. Okay, I’m lying. No, not about struggling with the opener. I just don’t always wait until they are in bed. I just can’t wait until they are old enough to go pour me a refill. There's just something about that glass at the end of the day that says, "Congratulations. You survived yet again." 
And there you have it. None of them necessary to my survival, not one thing on that list more important than my little girls, H, or my family. But lovely little slices of happiness all the same. 

17 comments:

  1. Well I'm happy to learn that I can have 3.5 of your 5 items. The point 5 is for the fact that I have a computer but sadly on a MacBook Air you Fancy Pants.

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  2. I have 4 of your items!!! Does that make me almost Fancy??

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  3. Love MacBooks. Love booze too....

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  4. Ah, wipes, wine and a computer - what more can a girl want? Though I do like the idea of one of those airline card thingys

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  5. Love wipes! Could never leave them even now that my children are older.

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  6. Cracker of a list, has to be said x

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  7. Ok you got me on the mandoline slicer. I have no idea what this is.

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  8. Amazon is great! they solve a lot of my problems with reviews galore! I love reviews. That gold card sounds extremely fancy! stand alone moment indeed :-)

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  9. Love wipes! You are so right, what did we do before them!

    Bum changing in my years were cotton wool and water or if we were flush, baby lotion! My eldest is nearly 22!! How things change (for the better!)

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  10. So I need to invite you to dinner to get a mandoline??

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  11. I have a hotline to Amazon. If only they had a loyalty card...

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  12. You can't live without wipes...I can't live without Amazon.com. They never disappoint me. Never! And I've been a customer for the last 14 years. It's unimaginable, isn't it?

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  13. Look of respect from airline staff? Have never seen that coming my way in my life, except as they prepare to push Through The Curtain. For sure will check out that card!

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  14. Definitely with you on the wipes! Although I've recently migrated to anti-bacterial gel, to avoid having something to throw away.

    Truffle

    (Macs rule!)

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  15. And here I thought I was your best friend :(

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  16. Look of respect from airline staff? Have never seen that coming my way in my life, except as they prepare to push Through The Curtain. For sure will check out that card!

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  17. Ok you got me on the mandoline slicer. I have no idea what this is.

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