Wednesday, 6 February 2013

More eBay

I like eBay more and more. You can find anything on eBay, and at a good price too. At least compared to where I am where most things are expensive due to taxes. I am not complaining as I appreciate what I get for my taxes but who doesn't want to save money?
Anyway, I just wanted to share my latest purchases from this online temple with you guys:

I thought I needed something colourful to spice up my plain tops and bring attention to my upper body and these scarfs will do the trick. I just ordered them so haven't recieved them yet. I find the price unbelievable – the scarfs below all cost less than $5!

You can find the beige scarf above here.

Find the white and blue scarfs above here.

I also recently got a unit for hiding cables, boxes for paper storage, stuff to eliminate silverfish and a hair donut - now I just gotta learn how to use it.

And this gorgeous top that I'm really looking forward to using come Summer. The quality is not all that great but on the other hand it didn't cost much so when it is finished, it is finished.


Things I am looking forward to:
  • Going out for a meal with my Tai Chi buddies tonight. Good people.
  • My baking course. Haven't booked it yet but will soon.
  • Spending the weekend in my sofa armed with Mad Men and left over desert from my Birthday.


  1. Hej hej!

    Happy belated birthday. Hope the Mad Men + dessert plan is working out. Sounds fabulous.

    I too am experimenting with online shopping for clothes, but rather than ebay, I've become addicted to If you're not familiar with it it's for people making their own stuff - clothes, art, furniture, you name it. Each seller has their own 'shop'. The best thing about the clothes for us is they are mostly made to order and to measure. I just received today my first order - a long but smart winter skirt I can wear to work (most maxi skirts in shops tend to be casual floaty summer things). I'm so impressed I am about to order a pair of this girl's trousers, explaining the leg measurements, and see how that goes. It's no more expensive than buying things in shops here and better quality.
    I've just bought from but of course there are loads of different sellers with different looks.

    1. Hi Hutch,
      thanks, the plan worked well, in fact so well I am planning a repeat now for Easter - just got Season 3+4 yesterday :-)
      Thank you heaps for the Etsy tip, I didn't know of it before! The Sophia shop indeed has some cool stuff, and lots of widelegged items! Also looks like good quality, which isn't always the case with goods from eBay.
      That's great that you got a nice winter skirt, I'd like that!

  2. Hi! I am 54 years old, and I am so lucky to be alive! This coming Saturday, I can celebrate being a 24-year cancer survivor, and I'm so grateful to be here! In saving my life, though, the treatments I went through have given me lymphedema along with some other problems associated with that. I was so excited to find your blog this morning! I went shopping for work pants this past weekend, and it was so discouraging trying to find anything (even trousers) that would fit over my left lower calf. When I googled "clothes for lymphedema patients", your helpful website with words to use in searches was just what I needed. I know I need to work harder on getting it down, but sometimes there just doesn't seem to be enough time in a day to spend an hour after work on the Flexitouch and then wrap and exercise. I guess some of that is denial on my part. I have been through the cellulitis from your earlier blog, though not as bad as what you went through. It comes on me at times (maybe when I'm extra stressed), then I get the feeling that I've been hit by a train. My leg gets red and very swollen, hot to touch, and I feel like I have at least a low-grade fever. I have been able to get through these without going to the doctor so far, but I have had some rough days and nights huddled under multiple blankets trying to get through a fever. This is usually better by the second day, and almost gone by the third, although my leg has stayed swollen for much longer afterwards. I think that in my mind, my refusal to let it stop me has kept me from going to the doctor or hospital, which might be dangerous to let it go like that. I just wanted to let you know how wonderful it is to find your site and to know that I'm really not alone in this. Every person gains knowledge in different ways, and together, I think, we can help each other through the rough spots just by adding our voices and experiences. Thanks again! You have a new fan!

    1. Hi Linda, thank you so much for your sweet comment! Keeps me blogging :-)
      I agree, clothesshopping - especially pants/trousers - are indeed discouraging. Nowadays I get almost all my pants and jeans secondhand. Much easier than to walk from shop to shop only to learn that skinny jeans is pretty much the only choise and they won't seem to go away. I get mine from a couple of online places similar to eBay. If something looks like it might be for me I ask for measurements of the waist, legwidth at the knee and also the length of the legs.
      That's amazing that you can fight the cellulitis without drugs! You must have a strong immune system. I do think it sounds a little dangerous but we all know our own bodies the best. After my bout of cellulitis I am definitely more careful and will not travel anywhere without some AB just in case. With me it happened so fast I couldn't believe it.
      Thanks again for your comment and thanks for reading my blog :-)