In which I go shopping & snooping (Outfit)

Snakeskin print skirt – Primarni Boots – George @ asda (detail in this post) Black long sleeve layered top – Topshop (last year) Scarf – Brightons North Laine sunday market Warning, if you buy this skirt check the elastic in the waist band out! Mine was obviously dodgily stitched and came apart after the first wear, I was going to take it back and exchange it but for £4 I’ll probably just buy a new one (queuing to return things in my primark takes ALL DAY!) but when I looked yesterday there were none in a 10. arse. The top has this sort of ripped effect layer over the top, probably a but dull being black on black, but I do not have an abundance of long sleeved tops and…

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In which I buy necklaces & make some festive decorations

                                         Orelia – (topshop Oxford Circus ) £10 I saw this and had to have it. I Originally went in looking for a new GoGo Phillip necklace, but nothing on their stands jumped out at me, the current collection was mostly gold, and I much prefer silver. That said, this is a tiny gold chain, with three little hearts on it, gold, rose and silver coloured, It reminds me of my parents wedding rings, which were Russian rings (three interlocking rings with these three colours) Having looked at Orelias website, I’ve discovered that they are based in Brighton, so perhaps that part of the reason why I liked the necklace so much! I have a couple of bracelets that I bought at Topshop last year, and for such a low price…

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In which I bake a Pie

  My favourite meal to cook is Pie! Any kind of pie (apart from steak and kidney) will do, but my ‘come dine with me’ dish would be chicken & leek. The recipe is my own, and I probably never make it the same twice in a row, but here is how to do it! You need: 3 Chicken breasts, 3 Leeks, 1 onion, a small tub of cream, Half a bottle of white wine, a chicken stock cube & some herbs and spices, and some pastry (made, pre rolled or the add water variety!) Roughly chop your onions, leeks & cube your chicken, & heat your oil in a deep saucepan Brown the leeks & onions, then add the chicken. Once that’s cooked thoroughly reduce the heat and add…

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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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