20 July 2012

Things I'm Loving 20.7.12

I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what is happening in your life, there is always something you can be thankful for..no matter how simple it is.

The evolution of the iPod - Star Wars style
Ha ha, this totally tickled my fancy!

Good movies
Loving that we've watched a couple of great movies lately, Unknown - a thriller with some great twists.

And We Bought A Zoo - a heartwarming story based on the real-life story of the family that bought Dartmoor Zoological Park in England.

My wheeler dealer
So you'll all have heard me talk before about my hubby's uncanny eye for picking great trades on Swatch watches (amongst other things). About how he simply knows a good deal when he sees one. Recently a rare Swatch came up for sale on Trade Me. He'd seen it offered before a couple of years ago but knew that it was overpriced at the price it went on sale for. But the same seller then offered the watch again a month or so ago and this time it piqued Mark's interest. He got on the blower to his Dad in England and suggested they go halves on the watch (at just under $1,000 it was still a pretty expensive outlay) and then split any profits they might make.

This watch is so rare that only 12,999 were made and it came with gloves to handle the case to stop any unwanted finger marks getting on it. Anyway, to cut a long story short, a week later it sold on eBay for $2,000 - so they doubled their money in the week! Although in the end, Mark's dad very kindly put his part of the profits towards a family holiday we have planned in January next year when they next come to NZ for a visit. I think I'll keep my hubby around for a while longer yet. He may not be as DIY as some hubbies out there, but he sure has his talents....handed straight down from the genes of his father!

Feel the Love
Loving this cool, uplifting song, accompanied by a unique and unexpectedly funky video. This is one of the first times that Mark has requested I put a wee Things I'm Loving from him, but this one was all his idea. Enjoy!

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Link up below with your blog post telling us what you're loving, and grab the Things I'm Loving button below for your post too. Don't forget to share the love by visiting all the other lovelies who have joined in - the linky is open till same time next week!


Nikki said...

That song is amazing! It makes me want to dance! It's so 'feel good'!
Love the choice watch and the Star Wars pic, there are some hilarious ones around! xxx

jacksta said...

how funny is that first pictures.
Unknown huh?...might have to have a looky see.

Great list as usual :)

Simoney said...

I LOVE that star wars picture... who did it?? It's very cute. Might have to pin it :) hehe

And WHO KNEW watches were such a thing? Wow, i am impressed.

Lien - all new adventures said...

A grand a week - that's pretty good pocket money. Swatch, they were the craze.

That drawing is witty!

Bron said...

What a clever and crafty hubbie you have....fascinating that something could be worth so much.....
We need to see that movie , thanks for the reminder x

Liz said...

Thanks for hosting! First timer linking up today! Will definately be back!


Jaz from Treacy Family said...

Unknown said...

Hmm, the links isn't working for me tonight, so my post is here http://lifeinmyhousefulofboys.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/things-i-loving_21.html

Love your star wars iPod pic!

I thought when you said you were saving up for a holiday you might have been coming over this way! That would be cool - meeting up with a blogger from the other side of the world!

Notchka said...

Go your husband - a regular 'Lovejoy' (did that ever air in NZ??) its a pretty nice watch anyway. I love the i-pod evolution - hehehe

Melissa @ www.thebestnest.co.nz said...

No sure if link is working for me either, so link link is here http://thebestnest.co.nz/?p=4397

Your hubby has a great talent! DIY is not everything, mine tries and fails about 50% of the time often resulting in more stress than it's worth lol!
Have a good week!


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