Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Hiya! How have you been? I didn't realise it'd been so long since my last post until Kezzie left a comment ending "New blog post please!!!??!?!x" How can I ignore that many exclamation marks and question marks?

I wondered what I could write about for a new post and decided to write about something I'd found myself pondering a few days ago. Which is that I often 'like' posts on Bloglovin, pins on Pinterest, and 'favourite' tweets on Twitter, with every intention of going back to them to find out a little more. And then I never do.

So, I decided to do just that, and here is what I found from my most recent online activity.

From Pinterest

Personalised laser cut bauble from Not On The High Street, which has given me an excellent idea for a Christmas present. I'll keep you posted...

A new way to tie a scarf, you know me and scarves.

Classic cornflake wreaths - sound delicious and will be made before the new week begins. Expect a post soon with all the sticky gooey details.

From Twitter

Excuse my language but I can be heard saying this repeatedly over the winter months and I know more than a few people who will appreciate it, most of whom also love penguins. 

Selfies through a toilet roll (hey, I never said this was going to be a high brow post). This especially made me laugh as it reminded me of seeing Noel Fielding at our local theatre recently. I had to give it a go.

...it's not as easy as it looks but I had fun. As much fun as you can have at home, alone, with a toilet roll, at 3.50 in the afternoon...

I caught up with a few words from Jenny, I started to read the post but didn't get to finish it, so favourited the tweet and thanks to this post got to finish it. I had to chuckle that she calls their spare room her office, as I do exactly that. 

However the post put me to shame by reminding me of how many plans I had for my office that are still yet to be fullfilled. But it did remind me of this awesome print that I NEED for my walls - utterly perfect for any graphic designer.

And this from @finanddandy for making me nostalgic and want to return to Hogwarts...

Hogwarts at Christmas, can you imagine! *sigh*


Monday, 27 October 2014

Challenge 4-4-4 Week 4

Here we are at the end of Challenge 4-4-4 and, as I used to say to my Mum, 'I'm fiiinnnnnnnnnished!' I liked and enjoyed this challenge a lot. So-much-so I'm it all over again, so it's not technically finished, but I started afresh on Saturday with a new selection of items.

Whilst some outfits weren't in the least bit interesting I liked and felt comfortable in them all and I've relegated a few more items to the charity bag. I've been making better use of the plethora of accessories I have but rarely use. And, other than a long standing date to go charity shopping I didn't buy anything new during this challenge. So it's been a winner all round really.

I hit up the charity shops in Bury St Edmunds with Sophie (she bought ALL the jumpers). I bought myself a few new shirts and a skirt. Or two. One of which I nicked from under Sophie's nose, although she did later say she wouldn't be above fighting me for an item she really wanted (she'd totally kick my ass) so I felt OK about it.

Knowing we'd be stomping around for hours I wore my newest Chelsea boots. Last time I wore these a guy came up to me and stroked them up and down. Bit odd as I don't know him terribly well, but hey, whatever floats your boat I suppose.

I made my 4th apple crumble in two weeks and a lovely venison stew. Proper autumn food that. Forgot to take a photo though and had to make do with this.

A nondescript day.

Bad face day.

I chose a shirt to replace the last of the dresses I discarded at the beginning of the challenge, mainly because I bought it on Saturday and wanted to wear it and because I needed something to layer up with my grey jumper dress. Bored of just wearing it with tights or leggings and a scarf, I popped (first time around I wrote 'pooped' instead and I'm still chuckling about it) a pair of skinny jeans underneath along with this shirt. I normally hate wearing shirts and jumpers together, finding them too clingy but with a jumper this big it was never going to be an issue.

The last time I'll wear this jacket. I love it and even though I tried it on when I bought it I've decided it's too tight across my stoopid shoulders. Not to worry, it only cost me £4.50 and I know someone who might like it...

The scarf is from this month's My Little Box. I've decided to cancel my subscription to this as it's just not floating my boat, it's nice and all but not 'Wow!' enough to keep in interested (fickle much?). And I have something better I want to spend the money on but more on that another day.

The final day of 4-4-4. I spent the day in London at the V&A gazing at wedding dresses 1775 - 2014 and some stunning photography by Horst (both are worth a look IMO). My friends tell me that the V&A is the most boring of the London museums but I love it, I can lose hours in there.

I wore my new shirt again, this time persevering with the shirt / jumper combo and after a bit of arm waving and shoulder shrugging I got myself comfortable enough to go with it. I'm now totally loving it. Expect to see more of this.

What have you been up to?


Friday, 17 October 2014

Challenge 4-4-4 Week 3

My current challenge of wearing just 16 clothing items is going by so quickly, that I can't believe I'm in the last week already. I did wonder if this challenge was going to be the easiest one yet, and yep, I was right. Some items have barely been worn at all.

In my last update post I wondered about continuing for another four weeks. I think I will. I'll swap a few pieces though, the pink maxi skirt seems unseasonable and the short sleeve top didn't work as well as I thought it would. I'll need to consider the colder weather that's on the way too.

Could this be the start of a rolling wardrobe?

My photo an hour day and the first appearance of my chambray dress. Although it's not much of an outfit shot, it is a cute pic of a cat. And as it's my favourite way to wear this dress, you can see it worn here & here (both for challenges I might add).

Sunday - Wednesday
Sunday was a lazy day, perfect for a jumper dress and a scarf. I counted my scarf collection. I have 26 in total, which seems a ridiculous amount to own, and I put a large number in a charity bag earlier in the year.

At the beginning of this challenge I discarded two dresses from my chosen items and on Wednesday I replaced one of them with this long turquoise cardy. I love my short green one but I am getting a teensy bit sick of it.

Thursday and Friday
Two quiet days with nothing much to write about, except to say it turned out to be too hot on Friday for a jacket (not complaining).

Incidentally, I came across this video on YouTube recently - this lady has just eight dresses in her wardrobe. Eight dresses, three jumpers and one jacket. One pair of ballet flats and one pair of boots. That's it. I think I have more than that currently sitting in my linen bin. But I have to admit I like the idea of getting dressed very quickly every morning, safe in the knowledge that my clothes look good, work together and are flattering.

Have a great weekend, the forecast is a warm one!

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