Sunday, 30 October 2011

Last Thursday was a big deal for me (work-wise) and I needed to dress for a confidence boost but at the same time not over-dress. I really hope the outfit screamed 'im serious' to others. I think it did because a cab driver asked if I worked for the government!

After the meeting I met up with a friend for coffee, it was really fun to be out of the office for one day! oh yes, since the last hair post I decided to go ombre! You can see a little from these pics but better pictures soon!! I was thinking of getting my fringe back but am enjoying the length at the moment!

River Island mustard dress - classic cut, comfortable and versatile - perfect on its own or with lots of fun accessories

What are your secrets for a confidence boost?
I need another one for tomorrow, wish me luck!


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Yet another great wedding!!!

More of these fun photobooth pictures to come, they were so much fun!!!

Ay I am under training of regular updating, so do leave a comment, they keep me motivated!! Well done to everyone at Cosmo award, I had a quick update from twitter! I haven't looked / used twitter for such a long time, I find it a little too time consuming?

Sleep time :) busy day ahead tomorrow!
x x x

Monday, 17 October 2011

my lion mane

I'm finally doing something about this wild overgrown lifeless mane of mine! But I don't know what to do - ideas?! I'm thinking some sort of ombre...well theres this lovely wedding this weekend so I need quite a lot of hair for the up-do I was thinking of doing so maybe just a little trim tomorrow and next week go back to having a fringe & layers? I'd love a crop but not sure if I can go through years of waiting for it to grow back again!!

I dont know, what's the trend now anyway? I'd love to hear what you think! x

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

My date weekend

Last Friday I came home to a very happy pooch because he knew it was our date weekend!!

After some serious snuggles Saturday morning, we got ourselves prepped and ready for an adventure. Sun was shining but a definite chill in the air. We picked walk #32 from '50 walks in the Cotswold' - it sounded fun, weaving through Stroud Valley. All excited as I parked up the car and ready for our 6 miles walk only to realise the sexy Irish Satnav man took us to the wrong starting point! Patch ears dropped as I ushered him back in the car, luckily the right spot was only 3 minutes drive away phew!

Huge mansions watched on as we marched along disused canal with fallen leaves and a playlist of bird songs.

We met some rather lovely locals...

…who failed to warn us of the steep hill climb ahead of us =/ the gorgeous views did make up for it but it took every bit out of us. I don't know how Patch's little legs managed to cope, bless him!

It didn't take us long to agree that this indeed would be a lovely spot for lunch. We climbed over a stile into a field, made no effort to walk any more than we had to & slumped on the grass gasping for air after that ridiculously steep walk. A Walker's Sensation Thai Sweet Chilli crisps roll later (which I vote the best flavour in a bread roll), there was no time for a quick nap in the field. Dark clouds rolling in and we were only about 2/3 of our way!

We went through a woodland covered in brown leaves which even though was lovely I was too scared to stop for pictures because it was eerie and I felt our lives could be in danger if we stopped. Not long after that we find ourselves with another hill climb. No time to waste I told Patch, rain is coming! After this point, the rain came pouring; we had to hide behind a bush spying - I thought there was a drunk crazy man following us but luckily he had a dog with him, and turned out he was on the phone having an argument hence it seemed like he was shouting to himself =/ oh the joy in our hearts when we saw the black beauty (my car) waiting on the side of the road for our return!!!

The little one settled in and went for a snug and I on the other hand thought ooh must be someone famous stopping the traffic moving!!! (Rihanna maybe, seeing as she was filming in fields recently)

Oh noes, just some cows getting lost. One was feeding off a neighbour's tree, which is illegal in this country of course.

Despite aching muscles for next few days, it was indeed an adventure with my little love, getting lost and only relying on some words written on a piece of paper. This weekend, I have scheduled another date weekend with Patch but this time, perhaps less or no uphill? I worry for his little legs.

What did you do over the weekend and do you have a favourite walk you always do? Have you been to Stroud Valley? I'd love to hear your stories! xx

Monday, 3 October 2011

Amy's wedding

I was really quite nervous seeing Amy from Amy Antoinette again after all these years but the moment I saw her walking down the aisle it was so beautiful it made me cry! It felt like it was only yesterday we lolled around in the summer analysing texts from boys (did he put x or xx, was there any gaps in between of the x's, the way he spells, grammar, punctuations - all very important factors!!), having German oral tests at school, trying to get into pubs & clubs and helping each other crawl back home. I remember when we finally were legal we would look forward to being ID-ed so we can whip our passports out and be like YEAHH in your face! Ah, the days of scamming boys to buy us drinks cos we were poor, drinking vodka lemonade like water, the day when we first discovered straighteners and how we'd spend ages in front of the mirror whipping our hair back and forth admiring our light & airy hair (wow, feels so old!), the days when everyone carried a Nokia 3310 or if you're cool a 8250 (not Amy though she had a brick phone she painted pink with nail varnish lol)

I won't give too much away as I'm sure Amy will no doubt write about her special day when she gets the professional pictures. The ceremony was held in a quaint little church in a charming old village and the marquee reception in a garden. The walk to the marquee was lovely, we went past a gorgeous building and lots of lovely flowers with amazing views.

I wore a purple maxi dress from FCUK and as I knew the wedding would be very shabby chic I plaited my hair for that romantic look. We had a lovely little walk around the grounds, even had a little fun with a ladybird! Ah what's ladybird in Japanese again, im certain it's something very cute-sounding.

The marquee as well as the tables were tastefully decorated, with lots of cute pictures of the bride & groom, pastel colours, bunting, really romantic and just cute. I think Amy has done a lot of the decorations herself, it goes to show you don't need a big lavish wedding to be impressive and that it is fun to see how far your money can stretch and bring out the creativity in you! Their first dance made me tear again, and for the rest of the night almost everyone was up on the dance floor swinging and rocking away to mainly motown and rock and roll! Jon & I had such a great time dancing away!

To be honest I still can't believe that Amy is a wife now but I always knew she'd settle down with someone perfect for her and no one else can be more perfect than Matt. Congratulations once again, ever so happy for you both. Now lets not wait another 5 years before we see each other again x

Have you been to a wedding recently? What did you wear and how was it? I have another wedding coming up in Oct, not sure what to wear to a winter wedding! x