Sunday, 10 February 2013

Rambling, Randomness and My January Puchases

It's Sunday afternoon and I haven't done any of the things I planned to today because it is pouring with raining AGAIN. I feel like it's getting hard to remember what it's like to have a weekend, or even a day when it doesn't rain and frankly I am fed up of it.

As you may recall I set myself some goals for the coming year, not new year's resolutions as such just things I feel I should try to do or maintain and on the whole it's going fairly well. January I kept a very low profile because it was cold, dark and miserable and I was completely skint after Christmas.

We had some snow and this did have a rather distressing effect on me......I started to spring clean!?!

 I know, I know I'm hoping it will soon pass. So far I have blitzed the kitchen from top to bottom with quite terrifying zeal, the bathroom, the sitting room, our boudoir and the small front bedroom. I scared Himself as I scrubbed walls, doors and floors in a demented fashion so he's been going to the cinema a lot at weekends lately or decamping upstairs with the laptop so I can rampage in my rubber gloves in peace.

Other than this I have tried to keep up with the healthy eating.(This has been partially successful, a couple of meals out and some stressed out I need chips/wine/cake days have scuppered it a bit.)
The no mad shopping just for the hell of it, (this has been a resounding and epic win much to my astonishment!)
and the exercising regularly (an unsurprising spectacular fail on that score.).

We had the bizarre situation last weekend where simultaneously the television would not switch on and the oven would not switch off! I ended up having to put the oven off at the mains socket whilst Himself dismantled as much of the TV as he could to try and get it working again. It was to no avail the TV was dead, apart from the timing being crap I was kind of glad it died because I have always hated it. We got it second hand, it's huge and it made this weird intermittent screeching noise on certain channels which never bothered Himself but drove me nuts.
 Very kindly my brother offered us their (actually not very) old one as a replacement which we gratefully accepted. You know what was a bit weird? as soon as we had the new TV set up, the oven started working properly again and has been ever since! Strange.

We did go to see Lincoln last week too. I enjoyed it, though Himself was not so keen and the guy behind us fell properly asleep and started snoring in a rip roaring fashion which had everyone sniggering until someone elbowed him in the ribs. I also saw Prince Charles on Monday when he visited my workplace which meant some over the top security and a free packed lunch.

Without further ado I will share with you my January purchases.

I bought this bag in Primark for £3 I hated the big old plastic flower on the front so I tinkered with it a bit.
Leopard print 3/4 length leggings for the spring/summer if we actually get one this year £5.

Very cute owl print headscarf and 2 hair flowers £5 for all three.

A set of Glass Christmas baubles with 70% off for £6.99. I thought they would come together in one box but nope they are all individually boxed. I nearly bought them before Christmas full priced because there was a hedgehog but couldn't justify it. As it turns out though the hedgehog is cute, I like the stag best and the outraged squirrel is just mint.

 Finally I got some late in the day Christmas money so I bought these wonderous shoes for £35 in the sales. I'm not sure I can even stand up in them, let alone walk them but my life felt incomplete without them.

Right I'm off to drink tea and do some sewing


  1. Great buys! But oh blimey...your new shoes...I love them! I should flippin' well think that s visit from HRH meant you had a freebie.

  2. Those are pretty amazing shoes! and cheap too. The outraged squirrel is fantastic.. I would have in on display all year round xx

  3. Those Christmas decorations really are amazing, will you divulge where you got them from? I too have been a bit frustrated and down with the weather, I don't mind it being a bit wet but when it's also freezing and either hailing or there are winds of 20mph it makes it so difficult to get out and about! My fitness has really plateaued and I have been comfort eating on a big scale!!

    Fingers crossed for a change in weather and mood soon!

    P x

  4. Yeah, the weather is shite, isn't it? Oh well, Spring's a-coming...sometime.
    Love your Christmas decs (hilarious outraged squirrel) and the shoes, oh the shoes, are worthy of some practice walking in them because they are beautiful.
    Weirdness with the home appliances in your house... perhaps they object to the smell of cleaning products? xxx

  5. Those shoes are gorgeous (money well spent regardless of whether or not you can stand up/walk in them)

    And yes, that outraged squirrel is gorgeous - great buys all round!

  6. Those shoes are incredible, I love them!
    I'm quite glad there's 6 inches of snow outside this morning, it makes a welcome change from the endless rain & greyness! x

  7. Wow loving your shoes love the silver on them. Im sorry you have been feeling pants i did to towards the middle of january im thinking the weather can only start to get better now. Its getting lighter at night now which is so lovely. Enjoy your week, dee x

  8. Hi there! love those shoes and the Christmas decorations are so cute! xx

  9. Those baubles are awesome - I love Christmas decorations and those are really special.

    If you get through your own house, you can always come and do mine ;)