In which I meet some bloggers

Last Saturday I travelled on the train to Southampton to meet some lovely lady bloggers. Southampton was absolutely packed, but it was a really nice festive atmosphere (I reckon the German Christmas market helped!) After some frantic tweeting we met up outside the shopping centre, and then headed away from the the mass of people to Hepwrights, a lovely vintage clothes shop with the nicest owner, Catherine.         The shop has an amazing array of clothes, from furs to fancy frocks, with jewellery shoes hats & bags (and a trumpet!)…

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In which I paint my nails again

  Here are my nails over the last few weeks (I last showed my nails here) Barry M Dusky Mauve 313 (the right image is the best representative of colour) OPI – A Grape fit, with accesorize crystal shimmer (a nice multi tone glitter in a creamy white base) Random sparklies as I was getting in-fills the next day so the glitter would be filed off instead of me scrubbing and scrubbing (see this post for the individual names/makes) A random mishmash of sparkles & purple crackle Models own Emerald…

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In which I wear two dresses (OOTD)

  This is an outfit from one of my days off LAST week. Forgot I’d taken them to be honest and then was clearing off my memory card and boom! There they were! This is a Miss Selfridge dress over an H&M basics burgundy dress.                           The dress has embroidery’/lace detailing over cream panels, with a circular skirt, so its ‘flowy’ (or hippyish according to the boy!) I had actually decided to ebay this, but then forgot to list and then found it decided to wear it. The H&M thing…

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In which I get foody

Here is a completely pointless post about food. I love food. I’ve worked as a chef and a Kitchen manager before, but when I worked in kitchens I hated cooking outside work. Now it’s something I like to do, as long as there is someone else to eat the food with me. HATE cooking for one, but due to odd working patterns it’s not more than a couple of nights a week that there is a combination of more than 2 of us out of the boy, the housemate and…

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In which I love and loathe November

  So November is over… pretty much anyway! Last months loving//loathing can be found here, and for your reading pleasure here is what pissed me off or made me gloriously happy this month…         Dinner with friends // Reading… // Watching Junior Apprentice // Starting to shop for Christmas // Planning Christmas day dinner! // Dragging my laptop and extension cable into the bathroom to watch New Girl and Gossip Girl in the bath // Having the boys sister to visit // Having days off in the…

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In which I recap the week in pictures 2, and a ramble

My week so far has been a good one, two cinema trips (and another later, mini reviews coming soon) a couple of days off in the week & some good food and shopping! Quite excitingly I ordered half the books on my Goodreads to-read list (please add me if you have Goodreads, and if you don’t have it, get it!) to tide me through Christmas and lots of long hot baths… I managed at last half of my Christmas shopping (and some bits for me!) Sophie and I went into…

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In which I don’t go to dinner (OOTD)

That’s a Lie! This is completely what I wore to go to dinner at a friends house, with a whole load of other friends… ten people round a table for a Roast, it felt like Christmas come early! Three chickens & 2 huge pork joints (Katy would be disgusted at all the roastyness!) So more gormless faces for you, as is becoming my signature look. gormface. The Dress is from H&M (still in shops) and is sheer with lining. However I butchered the lining in the top half, as I…

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In which I go to dinner AGAIN! (OOTD)

This is what I wore to dinner on Friday with my friend Aaron (who runs Krispy Kreme… endless donuts right there!) We went to Pizza Express (with a voucher) and got given free drinks (his friend works there) AND we ate early so i was home and in my PJ’s lying in the me shaped indent in the sofa by 7.30. Perfect Friday night right there! I took these when I got in… I flung the boots off when I came in, then put them back on for the sake…

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In which I fail at healthy lunches

  Lose weight before Christmas… its probably on a few peoples agendas? Sarah is going to set a challenge a week, and this weeks was eat a healthy lunch… I failed. I never take a lunch break at work, I know I should as it would be beneficial to my belly and my stress levels. But I never learn & if I do eat, its at my desk.   Monday – 2 Go ahead bars (cherry!) Tuesday – 1 apple and 2 cups of tea Wednesday – 1 slice of…

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In which I review ELF bits and bobs

I’ve ordered from elf a couple of times before, and am really impressed with their products, especially for the low prices! The packaging of the actual products can sometimes be a little cheap, but then what do you expect, for such a little price. Each item comes in its own display packaging too, which you wouldn’t expect when buying products for so little from an online site. A couple of weeks ago I had a discount code email from ELF. It was for free postage on orders over £10 and…

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In which I stroll (OOTD)

                                                                            Bow print dress: Debenhams Chunky Cardi: Primark (last year!) beigeypink, with sparkly thread, it came with HIDEOUS diamante buttons, which were changed for ones with anchors on…. Anchor print scarf: Primark, last year again. Bag: New Look Belt& Boots: Primark. Oh dear. I imagine the tights are primarni too. Outfit fail eh?! After looking at these pictures there’s something weird with the boots, it might be because I’m not wearing socks with them, but they’re too wide and the top and make my ankles look too…

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In which recap the week in pictures

                   Lovely flowers from a guest at work // Cupcake with the most amazing topping ever (modest, right?!) and a cup of tea (tiny bit of milk, no sugar and teabag in, in case you were interested) // ‘Bagdad country club’ This is written under the arches on the raised walkway on the way to Brighton Marina. Back in the summer there were a few ex-soldiers living there completely open to the elements, I have no idea where they are now which is worrying. I only hope they are in…

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