It took me a lot longer than usual to finish reading Eclipse due to travelling into work with friends on a few days but I finally reached the end yesterday afternoon
My slight interest in Twilight waned throughout this book but I am ready for Breaking Dawn as this will be the only book I'll read without having seen the film first. I'm just wait for the call from the library to tell me it's arrived for collection
Lissy Lou recently posted her "A to Z of me"... well hers obviously and I thought I'd have a go too!
A. Age: 31... 32 in a few weeks time - EEEK
B. Bed size: Double, I love my divan with under bed storage all so I could have a valance!
C. Chore you dislike:
Washing up... but maybe drying up more
I've wanted a chihuahua for YEARS!
E. Essential start to your day:
I can't think of anything I need first thing in the morning but I love waking up to a nice text message!
F. Favorite colour:
G. Gold or silver: The majority of my jewellery is silver but I'd like to upgrade to white gold!
H. Height: 5ft 4
I. Instruments you play(ed):
I learnt to play the flute briefly when I was at school but as I was unable to read music I gave up!
J. Job. I'm a secretary for an insurance company in London
K. Kids: None although maybe one day
L. Live: Essex although please don't assume anything like the stars of The Only Way is Essex even if it is filmed far to close to home!
M. Mom’s name: Christine which she doesn't like. When she was younger she pretended her name was Christina and made people call her Tina!
V-Ho because I claimed one night I thought I was J-Lo on the dance floor and someone replied more like V-Ho and it stuck and V because bored with signing emails at work with Victoria I started putting "V" band everyone started to call me by that instead
O. Overnight hospital stays:
P. Pet peeves:
People who sit on their phones in your company..... talking loudly on trains... rudeness.... bad manners....
Q. Quote from a movie:
"I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her" from Notting Hill
R. Righty or lefty: Lefty
T. Time you wake up: Mon - Fri my alarm cruelly wakes me up at 7am
U. Underwear: Getting larger as the years pass!
V. Vegetables you don’t like:
W. What makes you run late:
Not getting out of bed in the morning!
X. X-rays you’ve had:
Many on my teeth in the past year!
Y. Yummy food you make:
I'm a dab hand at baking.... fajitas.... shepherds pie.... and my roast chicken is pretty special!
Z. Zoo animal favourites:
I can't think of a particular favourite but I'm haunted by Kelly dragging me round one of Florida's theme parks to see the manatee's!
This time next week my days with a "brace face" will be over!!!
I toyed with the idea of getting a brace for many years until I finally became fed up of only seeing my dodgy teeth in even the nicest of photos
Even when I made the decision to have a brace fitted and choosing the most discreet of braces within my price range I was still worried I might feel self-conscious but as this photo proves it was not the case!
I think having a brace at a late age was the most sensible thing for me! A few years older (and wiser?!) I was more secure in myself and seeing the difference in my teeth after only a matter of months certainly proved it was worth it!
So next Monday I'll be back without my mouth full of metal (ok ceramic in my case!) to show of my straight nashers! I'm so excited!
It feels like it's getting colder rather than heating up (even if the sun seems to be attempting to shine) and I may not have a holiday booked yet but on my shopping trip last week I couldn't resist this beach bag...
I loved it instantly (and walked round the shop with it on my shoulder!)
For a split second I considered putting it back as I'm not heading to the beach any time soon but for £3 I pulled myself together and snapped it up!
This weekend it was back to work in the flat, specifically my bedroom!
When I first moved into my flat I intended to move my furniture from my parents. Unfortunately Kelly & I were being rather ambitious and accepted our limitations and instead I stocked up in IKEA on new wardrobes and chest of drawers. You can see how my room used to look here
I also decided a year down the line I wanted more of a grown up and luxurious bedroom (leaving the cottage look for my spare room) and if possible my original furniture! The chest of draws didn't prove a problem but 2 wardrobes and my mirrored dressing table were going to prove more so!
Luckily enough a friend of the family knew a man with a van and today they delivered my furniture!
First please imagine the alcove wall is painted like the rest! When I originally painted it I couldn't move the large wardrobe out of the way - no excuse now! That's the next job on the list.
The large wardrobes in the alcove have been replaced with my dressing table - I'm so pleased to have this back even if I don't sit at it!
The mirror was from Past Times, you can see my Valentines gift waiting for a home on the wall and my fabulous vintage French secretaries phone
Next to that is one wardrobes which will house my work clothes
My second wardrobe sits in another cover and inside here are my evening clothes which sadly aren't seeing much activity lately!!
In front of my bed (which you can see in this post) is my chest of drawers with TV and currently some gorgeous vintage pictures
I also brought some new bedding which I've forgotten to photograph so that will have to wait for another post!
So for now I'm off for a bath and then snuggle down in my new bedroom!
I prefer brightening primers to foundations and there is always one in my make up bag. Whilst I'm also a fan of Barbara Daly's Face List Cream it's packaging doesn't make it easy to apply on the train
(yes I'm one of those annoying girls who puts her make up on on the train and yes a man did move away from me whilst I was putting it on the other day - clearly he didn't appreciate my face powder flicking in his direction!)
That Gal is also one product that I use so regularly that I actually replace it frequently (is it just me or does anyone else love when they use up a beauty product feeling like they've justified it's purchase and made some great achievement?) which I had to do last week. I tend to buy it in from Boots so I get the advantage card points and on this occasion it gave me the excuse to pop into Lush in the same area and pick up their Lip Scrub that had I'd been seeing popping up on Tumblr recently
I suffer from dry lips which I treat with Elizabeth Arden's famous Seven Hour Cream in it's lipstick form but I needed something to provide the smooth base first and this lip scrub does just the job - and tastes great too! I loved it so much it went straight in my handbag and I made all my family try it when I caught up with them Saturday!
It was back to work for me today after a great long weekend!
Unfortunately Saturday's plans to be in the audience of A League of Their Own fell at the first hurdle! Arriving at the studios I went to the organiser to confirm we were in the right queue and was told they were full up already! So back to the car my friend and I went and instead headed back to my flat, cracked open a bottle of wine and watched Lets Dance for Comic Relief followed by my guilty pleasure Take Me Out - does anyone else watch this show? I literally cringe as I watch it but cannot resist tuning in each week!
Sunday it was off to the cinema to join in with some Bieber Fever! I felt right at home with so many fellow brace wearers on screen! I have to confess I rather enjoyed the film, it was interesting to see JB's rise to fame and how talented he is (he can play guitar, piano and the drums!).
The route home from the cinema took us past Kelly's house so my cousin and I popped in to check up on Miss Sophie and then I stopped for a cuppa with my auntie before heading home for my Oscars night.... and would you believe I FELL ASLEEP!!!
I've loved watching E!'s coverage of the SAG, Golden Globe and Grammy awards but this years Oscar's wasn't up to much - I can't even tell you whose dress I liked!
Of course I couldn't be more pleased for Colin Firth and the Kings Speech winning their awards!
My unexpected early night Sunday did mean my day off Monday wasn't wasted and I treated myself to a shopping trip but was very well behaved and came home largely empty handed!