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!) and each item had obviously been lovingly chosen, with playing cards used as price tags! (and the prices were reasonable, often in Brighton things are priced so ridiculously its a wonder people buy them!) The dress above is truly lovely,…

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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 Black with a half nail of OPI Extra-va-vaganza (with sparkly black H&M purse for added sparkle) 17 Magnetic nail varnish (at the 17 cosmetics party (I won tickets via facebook)   I’ve had a really nice weekend, meeting lots of…

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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 is a plain round necked tunic type thing, from the basics department, but i wanted extra warmth. Everything from H&M is too long for me but I cant be bothered to take this up (admittedly I like to wear things…

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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 I. I like having people over for dinner too, and one day will live in a house with room for a dining table (well, I have room but prefer to have two sofas and an armchair instead of a table,…

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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 week // Lots of Cinema Trips // Food (making and eating it) // Buying bits to make cards with // Spending time with friends // Biltong! // Setting up my blog roll (under construction but if you’re on it and…

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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 Lush, and is it me or are the sales assistants like people who have been fed speed with their morning coffee? So OTT and uber enthusiastic. It puts me off a little bit. Even the guy on the till, “oooooh…

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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 preferred it a bit sheere (slut!) Its got two pockets to protect your dignity somewhat in the boob area though. In the summer I wore it with a bright coloured bandau bra. Here, as it was cold I stuck a…

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