Miz Lizzie Adventures: Lovely Lavish Loot!

As promised, then, here are the acquisitions of the past two days.

Firstly, the chocolate. I think we’ve been quite modest, really, when you consider that two of those packages are for the kind neighbours who are keeping an eye on the house and taking in our mail.

From top left to bottom right, we have milk chocolate coated coffee beans, latte flavoured milk chocolate, dark chocolate gingers, more milk chocolate coated coffee beans, dark chocolate cranberry & pistacho bar, milk chocolate salted caramel bar, and milk chocolate cranberry & pistachio bar.

Here is a current portrait of Miz Lizzie.

And here is her Mini-Me, a totally gorgeous clock with extremely funky hands and a swinging pendulum. It now hangs on the locker door above the sink, and ticks very quietly, not loud enough to be annoying while we’re trying to sleep. We saw it in the Coffee Works gift shop, where (despite the fairly substantial price ticket) buying it was a no-brainer. It’s made by a US company called Allen Designs, and they make a fair range of clock designs, something to suit everyone, I’d say.

To the point, in fact, that the Husband has ordered me a second one.

Well, no prizes for guessing where it’ll hang when it arrives. (They’re not paying me anything for this link, I’m telling you about them because you’ve got to share a good thing. Go ahead and browse. I’ll be here when you get back in an hour or two…)

And finally, I got my toes titivated. The previous pedi was getting a bit weatherbeaten, and I like to do the Husband credit when we’re prancing eagerly into a shop to Buy Stuff. I don’t normally indulge, and my toenails are habitually bare, but in holiday season you have to make a bit of an effort, don’t you?

I’ve told the Husband that in return for the clock loveliness, a holiday present for him is called for.

He initially pretended he wanted for nothing, but his eyes lit up like anything when, working on information previously received as they say in the detective stories, I suggested a rattle-gun (aka a cordless torque wrench) might be acceptable.

So there’ll be a trip to the DIY store soon. That’s a promise.


50 thoughts on “Miz Lizzie Adventures: Lovely Lavish Loot!

  1. Going to go on the clock link after this and see if there are any motorcycles 🏍 😃
    The pink toesies are very pretty and definitely very holiday mode …
    The chocolates look scrumptious… but then again when isn’t it ?!?! 🥰

  2. Just went on the link and I’m very partial to the kettle … would be perfect for my kitchen 😍

  3. There’s no motorcycles though 😟

  4. Nice toes ❤ Nice amount of chocolate (I don't think you overdid that at all) and the clocks are fun! Of course I went and perused and while machine sewers are spoilt for choice and there are many fine mermaids to choose from, I think they missed a beat with the many dog and cat lovers …… just a thought 🙂

  5. magpiesue says:

    I’d say you exercised considerable restraint when it came to the chocolate!

    • katechiconi says:

      I thought so too… I was pining after the Jaffa Dots (big spots of orange-flavoured and coloured white chocolate in a dark chocolate surround), the Turkish Delight Rocky Road, the Lemon Myrtle, the Wattle Seed, the Strawberry Marble… well, you get the idea. What’s even more remarkable is that we haven’t scoffed the lot… yet.

  6. Tialys says:

    Love the clocks (and wouldn’t mind a bit of chocolate either) but haven’t got time to peruse thoroughly at the moment. I don’t think the company sends overseas so I’ll have to do some digging.

  7. craftycreeky says:

    Love the clocks, I’m tempted!

  8. KerryCan says:

    Indulging yourselves at every turn! That’s what holidays are for!

  9. Those clocks are fabulous! Wowsah! And that chocolate. Sure had me wishing for some.

    • katechiconi says:

      There’s something about really good chocolate, isn’t there? I must say, I can’t eat as much of this stuff because it’s so intense. Probably just as well.

  10. claire93 says:

    love the clocks and the toenails!

  11. Dayphoto says:

    Love those toes!!!!

  12. Nanette says:

    Holidays are the best time to indulge in frivolous fancies. How wonderful that clever woman can make clocks to appeal to all tastes, and yours are way better souveniers than a fridge magnet.

  13. Clocks, toes and chocolate – all fab!

  14. rutigt says:

    Ah, That caravan clock, so cute!!!!

  15. Joanne S says:

    Chocolate, pedi, loot. What exceptionally fantabulous holidays are made of!

    • katechiconi says:

      We have one more full day of adventure here in Townsville, including another gastronomic blow-out, and then it’s time to head home for a few quiet days of clearing up, cleaning, laundry and getting ready for real life to start again.

  16. Life is a little too busy for my taste at thr moment but I am here… following your travelogue of posts along your trail, vicariously enjoying the sights… and particularly the tastes… filing mental notes to follow your footsteps when we eventually travel north again. Cool clocks!

    • katechiconi says:

      Each time we come north, we try and do one or two new things and a couple of old favourites. Chocolate, cheese and the ranges are clearly favourites! But I have a new list for next time too.

  17. kymlucas says:

    Love, love, LOVE the clocks!

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