Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon Bow Shoes

Week in Photos

I almost considered calling this post my “Week in Blurry Photos”: most of these were taken with my phone (Because, well, things WILL keep happening when I don’t happen to have a handy DSLR slung around my neck!), so first of all, apologies for the worse-than-usual quality. I’m guessing not many people will be reading this over the holiday weekend anyway, though, so on with the show!

So, as I mentioned, on Saturday we went to a party, and I put my rollers in earlier in the day, so that my hair would be the size of a small planet by the time we left. With the rollers in, I went about my business as usual (inside the house, obviously – I don’t walk around in public with rollers in, although I know some people do…), until finally deciding to sit down and watch some TV.

It was at that point I realised my glasses were missing.

Now, I could’ve just gone and gotten another pair, or put in my contact lenses, but the fact is, the glasses in question are my favourite pair, and I HATE IT when I lose something, so I immediately began ransacking the house, safe in the knowledge that they couldn’t have gone THAT far. Well, I searched all of the usual places the glasses might be (Desk, bedside table, kitchen table, etc…) and, when that failed to turn up the goods, I searched all of the UNusual places they might be (laundry basket, fridge, inside the toilet…). No glasses. Uh-oh.

At this point I was starting to get a little concerned. There were only two places left I hadn’t checked: the outside bin (it was pouring at the time, and I didn’t want to go bin-raking unless I absolutely HAD to. I DID search the ones in the kitchen, though…) and the washing machine, which was, at that point, cheerfully whirring its way through a load of laundry – which I hoped to God didn’t include my missing glasses.

I did one more search of the house, but finally had to accept defeat, at which point I went and got a backup pair of glasses, and sat down on the couch to watch TV. I’d only been there for a few minutes when I reached up to make sure my rollers were still in place, and…

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Glasses

Uh-huh. They’d been on my stupid head the whole time. And I’d like to say this was the first time I’ve done something like this, but… you all know that would be a lie, right?

Elizabeth is Missing

On Sunday, I was feeling a little, er, delicate, after the previous night’s partying, so I spent the morning in bed reading, until it was time to visit my parents, who still had Rubin at that point. Unfortunately I got so sucked into my book (Which was ‘Elizabeth is Missing‘ by Emma Healey, and absolutely fantastic….) that I once again ended up having to shower and dress in about 20 minutes flat: I was so close to the end of the book that I just HAD to finish it. Those are always the best books, aren’t they?

On Monday we woke up to snow again. GOD. I was indoors all day and forgot to take any photos, so please accept this one from Saturday, instead:

pizza and pup

I know someone’s going to ask me why there’s a fork on my plate here, because who eats pizza with a fork? I know this because that’s what I thought when I looked at this photo, too. The truth is, I have no idea why there’s a fork on that plate: I can only assume I just picked it up on auto-pilot. Of course, I WAS still thinking about The Mysterious Case of the Missing Glasses, so I wasn’t exactly firing on all cylinders. Even less so than usual, I mean.

wedding anniversary card

Tuesday was our wedding anniversary, and, once again, we woke up to SNOW. URGH. This will probably sound a bit odd to some of you, but Terry and I don’t normally DO anniversary gifts – not because we don’t care, I hasten to add, but just because we both find gift-shopping quite stressful, and don’t want to get each other random stuff just for the sake of it, so we give each other the gift of not-having-to-give-each-other-gifts, and spend the money on a nice dinner and maybe a bottle of champagne or something instead – which is exactly what we did! I did try to take  some photos of our meal – because everyone loves a blurry photo of someone else’s food, right? – but the restaurant was too dark, so that didn’t work. How do food bloggers do it? I will never know.

magic stacking cups

These are The Cups. Yes, with capitals. Because they’re not just lower-case cups: they’re Magic Flying Cups*, and the aim is to stack them in a certain way, then un-stack them again, and see how fast you can do it. Here is a handy video in which an 11-year-old child demonstrates what I’m talking about, better than I can.

Terry bought The Cups at Christmas, thinking they would be a fun activity for the whole family, enlivening many a social occasion. He was right, too, because as it turns out, everyone loves The Cups. Well, almost everyone. Guess who DOESN’T love The Cups?

*sheepishly raises hand*

Yeah, I’m not a fan of The Cups – or, indeed, any kind of social activity that requires me to DO something other than stand around with a glass of wine in my hand, talking rubbish. Charades. Board games. The Cups. I really wish I DID like these things, because it would make my life so much easier, but nope, not happening. Everyone else, however, absolutely LOVES The Cups. Terry just so happened to have them in the car on Saturday night (He SWEARS he just “forgot” they were there…), so now all our friends love The Cups too, and Terry has spent most of the week practising and refining his craft, so he can, I dunno, stack cups in the Olympics or something. You may laugh, but there’s an ACTUAL cup stacking World Championship and dammit, if Terry isn’t going to be in it one of these days!

(*Magic Flying Cups may not be magical, and don’t actually fly.)

Vivienne Westwood elissa LAdy Dragon Aurora bow shoes

On Thursday we took advantage of the sudden switch back to spring weather, and took some outfit photos for the Unique Vintage collaboration which some of you may have seen me announce on social media last week. I’m super-excited about this collaboration, but have to admit, I was a bit worried about how on earth I was going to manage to get photos of a spring outfit in a week when it just wouldn’t stop snowing! Luckily for me, Scotland played true-to-form with its crazy, changeable weather, so although the snow was actually horizontal as it blew past the window on Tuesday, it thankfully didn’t stick, and by Thursday the sun was back out. It wasn’t quite warm enough for me to have worn these shoes all day, but it was warm enough to get some photos without freezing my toes off! I’m really hoping we’ve seen the end of the winter now, but, well, let’s just say I’m not going to bet on it…

Anyway, I’m actually writing this on Thursday, so there’s no Friday photo, as Friday hasn’t happened yet. Let’s hope it does, huh? As it’s the Easter weekend, when not many people tend to be sitting at home reading blogs, I haven’t bothered scheduling any posts for tomorrow, so I’ll take the opportunity now to wish you all a very happy Easter, if you’re celebrating it. May it be filled with chocolate, bunnies and other good things, and may you remember to check your head first if you think you’ve lost your glasses…


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  • TinaD


    I. Hate. Party. Games. Everything from Pictionary to Quarters–they make me feel like I’m five and waiting for the scary party clown to do his thing so I can eat cake. Happy anniversary and happy Easter–hope there’s lots of Cadbury Creme Eggs in you holiday.

    April 4, 2015
  • Well, the glasses photo gave me a good laugh! I can’t even fathom how you managed to do that. I like your idea of not buying anniversary gifts… why didn’t I think of that?! It makes so much sense to just spend the money on doing something nice together. Happy Easter! I actually find the break the perfect time to browse blogs and loiter around the internet to be honest 😉

    April 4, 2015
  • I loved the shoes so so pretty! It’s the reason I clicked on the post! Also your dog is the cutest! Good idea spending the money on a nice meal, champagne is probably my favourite drink, but can only afford it for special occasions, hope you had a lovely anniversary 🙂

    Angelica x

    April 4, 2015
  • Stacey


    I hate, hate party games. I barely enjoy being at the party, but to force me to participate is pure hell. My absolutely most traumatizing memory (and probably what started my pure hate of party games) was when I was around 13-ish and had to go to a neighborhood party. It was full of everyone from my age up to around 70 years old. The adults decided that it would be fun to play “Oranges” where you hold an orange under your chin and have to pass it to the next person in line’s chin using no hands. This ended up with me necking with my very drunk, very handsy elderly neighbor in full view of all other neighbors. As soon as the orange was passed I was done, found my parents (who somehow managed to get out of playing the stupid game and were hiding somewhere – smart people that they are) and said I wanted to go home.

    On that traumatizing note – Happy Easter and Happy Anniversary! 🙂

    April 4, 2015
  • I’ve bought Elizabeth is Missing and just not started it yet, so I’m excited to get going with it now – I haven’t had a properly gripping ‘I just need to know what happens next’ read in agessss.

    April 4, 2015
  • Happy Easter to you. I have to say that I love those shoes. LOVE.

    April 5, 2015
  • Haha, I’m not really a fan of party games. Some are okay, but it just seems like hard work in the end. And I’m lazy.

    Glad you found the glasses, haha! I once lost my iPhone case and it was in the big bin outside. My boyfriend at the time had bought it me and got really mad that it was in the bin because it ‘couldn’t have meant that much to me.’ Wah. This is why I can’t have nice things. Or boyfriends.

    Hope you’re having a nice Easter,

    April 6, 2015
  • The glasses on top of curlers are hilarious! I am always misplacing my glasses, and am too blind to find them without contacts in, nightmare! The Magic Cups look to require speed and hand eye co-ordination, both of which I’m useless at so I can see why you’re not enthused! Rubin’s pizza begging eyes are too cute! At least Spring has sprung in Scotland finally (yay!), hope it sticks! 🙂

    April 6, 2015
  • I like your shoes. They are lovely. Happy Easter to you too!

    April 6, 2015