Saturday, July 29, 2023


 I'm off to Briscoes today, to find a new iron.

I saw one online late yesterday that caught my eye:

I won't trip over a friggin' cord again will I?

The only thing that makes me hesitate is that it's $200.  And I go through irons on average every year or two, due to shit getting stuck on them... though not normally the carpet!  😂😊

HOLD ON! Scrolling....  I see that I can get the same iron somewhere else, here in Hamilton, for $149.00.  Might have to go there instead.

And... that is all we have on our agenda right now.  
I'll be back later...

11 am:  And we are home after doing a grocery shop, and an 'iron' shop.
Why are there so many irons on the market?  It makes is so confusing!
But I tend to stick with a brand that has never given me any trouble (Russell Hobs), so that narrowed it down.
I was super keen on the cordless one, and after ummm'ing and ahhh'ing for a while, I went for it.

ABOVE:  Charging, ready to go.  And it has a 2 year warranty, which is excellent.  

I felt like scones for lunch, so they are in the oven as I type.
Cheese scones and date scones, just enough for Stew and I.  


Sitting in the lounge, heat pump on, hot pod on me knees, watching Accident, Suicide or Murder.
My sorta programme.  
Rather contented right now.

ABOVE:  Look who visited us this afternoon!  Most unexpected, but so very lovely to see them.
Griffin and Tash were over here to attend a friend's birthday party.

ABOVE:  Marley decided Tash was someone she rather liked too.
So cute.
No modesty from Marley!

ABOVE: We matched.  It was just wonderful to see our Dude.  He's such a lovely young man.

Sadly they didn't stay very long, but hopefully we get to see them again soon.

Now... I'm thinking we shall have Taco Bell for dinner.   So in a couple of hours that's where we will be.

I read several reviews of the Russell Hobs Cordless Iron online.  NOT one of them was negative, and that is why I bought it.  
And once I've actually used it for a while, I can tell you exactly what I think of it.

6.14 pm:  we just had an excellent and delicious dinner out at Taco Bell, Taupiri.
It would be awesome if they actually had a shop here in Hamilton... but at least on the Expressway it's not too far for us to get there.

Home now and looking forward to a nice quiet evening, watching the telly, playing Free Cell on the computer and chillin' with Stew.



  1. Anonymous7:27 AM

    Read the reviews.

    My iron of 25+ years died a couple weeks ago.
    Very sad and unexpected, it was in perfect external condition, something clearly malfunctioned inside.

    (I do not use stabilizers/adhesives in my quilting or sewing. I am very surprised your irons make it a year. If I were doing runners and wall hanger appliqué, like you do to sell, I would use them too. That makes it a lot quicker.)

    I looked at the cordless irons, and I can’t remember why, but something in the reviews stopped me.


    1. Anonymous1:50 PM

      Yes I just read some reviews, not good

  2. Cordless sounds like a good plan.

  3. When you consider how much you use your iron paying for a good one makes sense.

  4. Cute little bronze fishy

  5. Glad you found a new iron. Lovely photo of you and Griffin 🙂

  6. I love that iron :) I'm so happy that Griffin has become such a lovely young man. Regarding Taco Bell? I went recently and while my Taco was OK I wouldn't want those fries again. I don't think we'll be going again but hey, each to their own. What do you get that you like so much? Maybe I didn't make the right choice.

  7. WillStew be watching Bledisloe may not be a quiet calm night 😁
    That iron looks fabulous.

    1. He will be indeed. He's in the lounge, so I don't have to listen to it... or him! lol

  8. Griffin is soo tall! He looks fabulous!


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