Saturday, 25 September 2010

Brunch a la Tatters

I am loving my weekends at the moment.  I think it must be the Autumn feeling in the air but we keep doing quaint and lovely activities.

Today we were invited to Hannie's for brunch.  It turns out that Hannah is a muffin making extraordinaire and she dished out some glorious homemade plum muffins which were still warm and squishy.  Yum.

We even had bacon sandwiches with brown sauce and a pot of tea.

We then decided to Skype Graham to say hi before Zoe's laptop died a little bit.

We made the most of the last bit of the sun before Winter really took it's toll by strolling in the park.  We picked up Flick and thought we should continue being complete country bumpkins and pick blackberries.

What a joyous Saturday we've had.

Here's a shot of Flick looking rather tired after blackberry picking... And soggy from the wet grass.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

T.G.I. Saturday!

Yesterday turned out to be one of the best days I've had in a very long time.  

The day started with a mini lie in (down to my annoying body clock, I was awake at 8 - hence the use of the word "mini") which was just what the doctor ordered.

I went for a dog stroll with my darling sister and my favourite pooch in the world.

The weather was cool and refreshing which was ever so pleasant.

After heading home, we decided to go on a paint hunt.  I am redecorating my room and Loz is keen to help, I am most grateful for this.

I am undecided of what colour paint to pick.  I am toying with the idea of pale pink and grey together.  I am currently loving that combination of colour.

My room currently has been officially paint-tested.  It looks a bit like a cave man has painted all over my walls but at the moment I like the colour combination.

Kerry came and investigated the colour choice too.  I love how everyone is so keen in helping me decorate my room, haha.  I think she approved so let the painting commence!

Since Kerry had the day off we decided to make some muffins.  Apparently, we have taken to baking every weekend.  This counteracts the conversation we had the previous evening regarding both of us going on a diet.  Hmm.

We decided to invent our own variety of muffin.  Malteser muffins!  In writing this sounded like an idea that couldn't possibly fail.  Well, apparently maltesers melt and disappear to nothing when cooked.  Who would have thought? Haha.  Our muffins didn't look much like muffins either.  Never mind though, they still tasted good.

We then decided to be complete music geeks and have a jamming session.  Kerry on piano and me on flute.  We came across some rag time music and spent about 2 hours practicing Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag".

We aren't quite up to this speed yet but we are working on it!

We then decided to increase our diet rebellion by ordering takeaway pizza.  If you're going to rebel, best to do it properly, right?

We scoffed and watched X-factor and then... Phil Collins!

A fabulous day.  More please.


Sunday, 5 September 2010

Trends To Get Excited About!

Capes are going to be, thankfully, a fashionable throw-on for this upcoming Autumn and Winter.  I am excited for this.  I can't wait to get one in every colour.  They just look so comfy and snug.  Teaming this with a chunky scarf and leather gloves.  Yum.  I intend to be snug as a bug once the real cold gets here...

I am very excited about the thought of fashion being influenced by 1950s fashion.  This makes me happy since I know I am going to feel like I've fallen out of the movie Grease, and that certainly is no bad feeling.  I love the length of the skirt featured skirt.  No more tiny, mini skirt thankfully.  It will be winter soon.

I am absolutely in love with the length of the gloves too.  I am excited for this.

I can't wait to curl my hair and wear bright red lipstick whilst wearing my faux fur coat.  For once I think I am actually looking forward to Winter.

Hooray for comfy "man-shoes" too.  I have Brogues in many colours.  Today I bought a black pair which I intend to live in from now on.  I feel they smarten and add a certain charm to my look which I'm not sure I will be able to live without from now on.

This is very unlike me but since we have missed out on Summer this year (or it feels to me.  I guess I was away for said British Summer) I am excited for Winter.  I don't usually like being cold but I feel this years trends are very much my style.  I am definitely excited for spending money I don't have!

These images are taken from the Vogue website.