Sunday, 13 April 2014
I fashioned into a hat - that makes me look like Eliza Dolittle - before Professor Higgins gets hold of her. Even I wouldn't put the boys through that embarrassment. Me?! I don't give a fig.
I rather like the hat - but it is pretty precarious and doesn't hold up to close scutiny.
The rest of the shots are of today's hat!
I've had a ball with my little black dress. I didn't get around to practicing with my proper camera - and I really should have got it together to raise some cash for some local charity - and put some effort into promoting it a bit more. But in the end - it was a whim - for me and now it's done. I'm happy I saw it through.
I'll post again with a little reflection on wearing the same dress for over a month.
I am grateful to be in a tee shirt and jeans and my lovely Biba jacket today.
Oh and I made brownies with sweet potatoes - and they aren't half bad... You'll notice the hair is exactly the same as ever.
My hairdresser's little boy was ill - so I will have to wait for the big chop until the end of the month - she's now on holiday for couple of weeks!
Next time you see me - there'll be way less hair!
Time for supper and then the slow slide into Sunday evening - I'm in the middle of a brilliant book. Queen of Dreams - Chitra Divakaruni. A charity shop score for a quid. I love my kindle - but cuddling up with a book will never EVER get old.
Back to juicing for another five days tomorrow. Which is just as well after the burger and chips incident yesterday lunch time!
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Friday, 11 April 2014
Here's me in Spring like short sleeves. It's glorious outside & I'm wearing a beautiful, soft grey tee. I'm not taking any chances - I'm also sporting grey tights, blue DMs & my new op shop scarf...
N'er cast a clout 'til May is out.
Or as we say in our house - 'it's not as hot as you think - so take your cardy.'
I'm in the 'still unfinished' office next to Andrew's 'Work Ethics Poster.' He announced that he had work ethics. Sit down. Shut up. Do it! So I made him a poster & now it's my motto too.
More rediscovered tat, bling wise. This is a wooden painted ring!
My hairdresser cancelled. I'm gutted. Finally made the decision to chop it off & change colour & psyched myself up into a frenzy of happy change - got there to find they'd been frantically trying to call me. Bloody flat battery!
So the old Barnet will be dragged into a very unflattering pony for another couple of weeks! Oh very yes. Charlie is on holiday until the 24th.
Arse! Watching Sheldon to cheer up. It's bakery Thursday on a Friday today & as usual I am juicing. End of second week.
Fave outfit of the project tomorrow. Then the final day... Maybe a Hat!
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Back in red today. Couldn't find my plastic fantastic, red, heart ring or my Disney necklace so the outfit isn't totally complete - but some days - good enough needs to be good enough.
Day 4 - Week two of the big spring detox & I confess to a narna & some grapes. I don't think it's cheating - I narrowly avoided absent mindedly sticking a finger full of pâté in my mush this afternoon.
I reckon I add @500 cals a day with unconscious nibbling & tasting. One for the pot & one for the cook. Oops...
I met the most adorable pooch yesterday he looked like a real live teddy!
Extras today are brought to you by Anonymous Tat inc. a copper coloured, plastic rose ring & a big, red, enamelled heart.
I managed to send my niece's present late & forgot she's 3, so it's too big. Poor little dab isn't well so she's already grumpy - then her ninny of an aunt doesn't send her present on time & when it does arrive it'll be too big!
On the up side - I got it together to include an 'on-time' birthday gift for sis & popped in a silly chicken ornament for littlee!
I've written a birthday story for her too. So I hope that makes amends...
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
What a glorious day! The sun was out all Day and there is no better place to be on a perfect spring day than in Bath.
I have had a lovely day - drinking peppermint tea by the roaring water, watching gulls playing in the thermals; steaming in quiet, stoic contemplation & giggling with my Bristol bestie in the perfect rooftop ~ pool that overlooks the buttery bath stone architecture; meeting a real teddy bear!
I have juiced all day too & now I'm cuddled up in my new charity shop shawl with a cup of hot coconut milk & vanilla. You get a better class of cast off in Bath...
So the pics were taken at home - I forgot to ask my pal for a shot in the sun outside the Thermae Baths.
And yes. That is my new scarf!
I'm wearing the dress over a fine knit 3/4 sleeve tee with my blue DMs & lovely chic navy jacket.
The good news is my 3/4 trews now look comfortable enough without wearing a tunic (or dress) to my knees.
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Today I have mostly been nose deep in paperwork - but I did have a lovely walk across the park for peppermint tea and some supplies. I stopped off on the way back and sat in the sun - it was lovely. I'm hoping that the weather really is going to pick up as promised. We all need some sunshine to feel bouncy!
Yesterday was a complete flumpy day - so with a bit of sunshine and a suitcase full of old favourites I've gone for a turquoise and purple combination which pleases me.
I've also repurposed a pashmina that is normally used as a throw over a nasty piece of Ikea furniture. I've never really liked the pastelly vibe of it - but some times a bit of pastel, paisley is what the day calls for.
I didn't trot out in purple, suede, platforms - I wanted to yomp across the grass.
Clever layering makes this cosy - I've got a long sleeved vest on under a purple, whistles tee!
My hair looks a fright - it's lovely hair day on Friday. I'm going for the chop!
Monday, 7 April 2014
I am juicing all week - again. It's cold & wet. I've made a vague effort to channel a beautiful raw vegan hippy vibe.
I think this might make another entry in the mean girl's 'Don't Wear This' board. FYI mean girl - bed socks rock at any time of day - so nyarg boo to you.
I am trying out Siri on my iPhone to see if I can dictate this without sounding like I don't speak the language for coming out like gobbledygook.
Not bad for first girlie any trouble is I have to speak so clearly and annunciate so pronouncedly that its freaking me out so I can't actually think of anything in any kind of proper order
What's get the hang of this and can speak a bit more naturally into the microphone I think it might be a good way to post the only problem I have at the moment as I can't Conniff compose and speak and think altogether so by the time I figured out what I want Sam I just as well type it because that goes at the speed my brain works that makes sense anyway that's me signing out today and I'll practice a little bit more with using Siri to post.
Yeah - you read that right!
I've left the gobbledeegook as it is.
Time for my 4th über green juice.
The dress is clean, the fishos are green & bought in Thailand & I only wear them when Podge is away - he loathes them!
Can't see why - they are practical. I thought boys liked practical?!
Sunday, 6 April 2014
So with wonky bobbles and exactly the same tights*/shoe combo as yesterday - because I loiked it! BITE ME... here is Day 33 - of this Lent Challenge.
*fresh tights - natch. I do have some standards...
In fact because all of these elements have featured before I won't put myself through the tedium of re:listing them - and just shove up the pics...
|Yellow Cardie, purple silk scarf, grey tights, green shoes. When you put it like that all in one place - it's a bit of a jumble!|