Taking it easy...

Saturday, August 17, 2013

I've had a busy few weeks. I mean silly busy. When I sat in my car yesterday sobbing a little, because B&Q was closed due to a power cut, I realised that it would probably be a good idea to slow down and relax a while.

So, this morning, I've been doing just that. I've achieved exactly zero with my day so far, which actually means that I've achieved everything I set out to do.

A recent eBay purchase arrived this morning - a pretty silk dress from Warehouse - for which I paid the grand sum of £3.50. I'm going to wear it to a wedding reception next month, weather permitting. I played dress-up when it arrived and have worked out my shoes and accessories which, teamed with the good hair day that I'm having today, really cheered me up.

I tried to pick out a dress for my one in, one out wardrobe rule but I ended up trying loads on and failed in choosing anything to get rid of, I just fell back in love with some long forgotten dresses.

This afternoon I'm going back to B&Q, I have to get more paint to finish my office - a project that seems to have taken far longer than it should - because I need move all my office furniture out of the hallway, as we have a new carpet going down in the hall, stairs and landing on Wednesday.

This is my current carpet, you can see why I'm so pleased to be seeing that back of it. There are huge patches of it missing in places thanks to the previous owners dogs. I have to admit I had to go upstairs to find a spot that didn't have too many bits on - I really can't be bothered to hoover it now... bye bye hideous, hideous 70s carpet, hellooooooooo neutral wool loveliness!

Tomorrow I have some work to do to meet a Monday deadline, but it won't take all day, so I've decided to choose a recipe from one of my many not-used-very-often cookery books and maybe I'll have a wander round a local carboot sale. If I feel like it.

What's your favourite way to relax?

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  1. Sounds like the perfect weekend! Love the dress, what a bargain and I can see why you want rid of that carpet! xx

    1. I can't wait to wear it, I love a spot of dressing up.

  2. It sounds like things have been manic for you, a chill out is long overdue. I love your new dress, the pattern looks lovely. Hurrah for a new carpet, think my nan still has one like your old one. Must have been very on trend...

    1. I'm sure it was very fashionable. Once.
      I'll try and do an outfit post when I wear the dress, I just hope the weather us warm enough to wear it.


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