Handbags, Books...Whatever

Handbags, Books...Whatever is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mah jong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer.Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

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  • 03/23 - Love Actually, the sequel
  • 03/20 - Handbag & Book
  • 03/16 - Peepalicious, VB
  • 03/13 - Words I never thought I'd say

Thursday, March 23, 2017

There's a sequel! Love Actually #moviewatching #favoritefilm #loveisallaround #MFRWorg

Want to revisit Love Actually?

My sister sent me a link yesterday and I HAD to look. It was about a FAVORITTE movie-Love Actually...

and actually,

there will be a sequel!

That's right!! A sequel. Can you hear me squealing?

Tune in for the NBC short film on May 25  as part of The Red Nose Day Special and on March 24 for Red Nose Day in the UK on BBC1.  Writer-director Richard Curtis, the founder of Red Nose Day, wrote an original script, revisiting the movie’s characters to discover what they’re up to in 2017. Featured cast members are Hugh Grant, Andrew Lincoln, Liam Neeson, Martine McCutcheon, Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke and Rowan Atkinson.

I can't wait to be front and center for this film.

For more information, go to: Love Actually

Are you a big fan of the movie and if so, what character do you love?

My heart bled for the guy who was in love with his best friend's wife. In "Raving Beauty," Kelly falls for her doctor, but is he the right guy for her? Find out more at:  Amazon

Monday, March 20, 2017

Handbag and Book: delectable silk #accessories #luxuryhandbag #MFRWorg #JustYouandMe

Handbag and Book

Long ago, I went to a trade fair with a friend, and yup, my eyes caught my favorite accessory--handbags. Only these were no ordinary ones. They were handmade of Thai silk and very affordable. I bought three. For Handbag and Book, I present this one:
The fabric goes with many things. I added the pin because I liked it. The handles are shorter and made of the fabric, twisted into a rope and stitched in a circle. I like this because it represents ingenuity. Inside, the lining is turquoise, and there is a zippered pocket. As you can see, I draped a tie over the edge. There's a matching one on the other side. When looped into a bow, the shape changes to this:
I don't carry my fabric ones consistently because of fraying, and frankly, I like them too much to throw away. With leather bags, there will be wear on corners too, as well as the metal fastenings, and handle. All bags have to be cared for lovingly.

Here's some fun! The Amazon bestseller, Just You and Me, boxed set, features my romantic comedy short story, "Raving Beauty." Although a handbag isn't carried by my heroine like in my other works, she does have fun pajamas. Discover the fun at: Amazon

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Peepalicious! #Eastercandy #indulgence #MFRWorg #Rssos


Peeps! Who can resist the cuteness? With Easter around the corner, there's a plethora of bunnies and chicks. I love how their simple shapes look happy. But as for eating them--no. They are a tad sweet for me. HOWEVER: at Christmas I found chocolate covered mint ones. Yeah, that was yummy.

Where do Peeps come from? Peeps are produced by Just Born, a candy manufacturer located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, by Sam Born, who had immigrated from Russia. 

They're flavored in a myriad of flavors--orange, chocolate, vanilla, fruit punch, mystery, and raspberry. They come in the well-known bird shape as well as a bunny and occasionally, special holiday themes like stars, snowmen, eggs, pumpkins, and trees. and in a variety of sizes from small to large.

And there's gifts, too!

One year, my family and my sisters' families gathered for Christmas dinner. Just for fun, I picked up Christmas tree peeps and said make something with this in thirty minutes. The kids participated, but to my surprise, so did Handsome and my brothers in law. There were a lot of giggles. The bell dinged time up and the judges went to work. The winner was Handsome. He'd turned the tree on it's side, added toothpick legs and antlers, making a reindeer.

For Peep fun, go to:  All Things Peep

For more on history, recipes, and indestructability, go to: Wikipedia

Peeps--are you in or out?

The only thing pink Peep I have is the bunny on the insulated cup. However, in my romantic comedy short story, "Raving Beauty," from the Just You and Me boxed set, my heroine wears pink polka-dotted pajamas. Intrigued? Find out more at: Amazon

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