I’ve just watched Mary Portas on Channel 4 looking back at what we bought in 2015. It has made me think how many of these ‘fads’ I’ve joined in with and am pleased to say not many! Her first suggestion is of the fitness video made by Georgie Shaw star, sorry can’t remember her name, but no I haven’t heard about it let alone bought it or indeed used it to lose the astonishing 2 1/2 stone she claims to have lost.
Of course fitness videos are nothing new, I do remember buying one back in the 90s put out by Jane Fonda, who is probably about 92 now!
The difference now of course is that the Geordie Shaw video has sold so many copies as she has so many followers on social media. They follow her every move and of course want to be her, so buying her video will achieve that! Mary Portas mentions when she did a guest appearance on Daytime TV sales of her video unchanged, but when she posted something on Instagram, sales soared that is the power of social media.
Mary also mentions the spiralizer as being very popular in the early part of the year, now I will confess I have recently considered buying one of these, seeing so many tasty recipes, created by highly talented chefs no doubt, has made my mouth water for one of the gadgets. I’ve never even tasted spiralized food or attempted to cook with any myself so no idea of the outcome . Of course if I do buy one it’ll probably reside in the same kitchen drawer as the apple corer, lemon Juicer and every other must have, can’t live without gadget invented in the last 25 years.
Other must have buys include celebrity endorsed trainers….no, Star Wars figurines….no, athlesuire ware…..no, Christmas jumper hmm maybe….we are certainly considering Christmas onesies for the whole family for Christmas Day next year! Or will I come to my senses?