Saturday, 26 March 2011

To Pack or not to pack...

Three days off this week, three days of beautiful gorgeous weather! Day 1 I said I would start packing. I move in 2 weeks and have a 3 bed house full of nik naks! I went charity shopping with my mum instead then out for no packing then. Day 2 I packed 1 box before my mum called to say did I fancy doing something with my sisters and it was such a nice day? Off then ran my imagination and before I could say sunshine I'd made mini egg sandwiches and mini finger slices of pizza ready for a picnic! Off then we went on the ferry to ...Hythe. Picnic on the seafront and then a stroll round the marina! So no packing then early with pans to go get some boxes and bags and labels and start properly sorting and packing...but the weather is so nice I almost just want to go on a mini adventure and forget packing for yet another day!!!! But I wont, I will be good but first I think I'm going to go on a little stroll in the sunshine..if I return the packing shall begin! We'll see! I am the worlds best procrastinator! x

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Dame Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor died at the grand old age of 79 yesterday but every single day of her life she just exuded beauty, a classic style icon with years of naughty stories and various lovers to keep her growing old disgracefully. Her work with various charities including promotion for HIV awareness campaigns was kind of inspiring..a lot of modern day 'icons' would learn a lot from following her lead. You can be rich, you can be beautiful and you can lead a very non boring lifestyle but still retain dignity and respect and at all times be very much the lady..x 

My Thrifty Ways

I am addicted to second hand shops, Ebay, Freecycle and Gumtree...

Newest purchase of the week - 1930'S Typewriter - Full working Condition! 

£9.95 from a charity shop on Shirley High Street!

My mumma loved it!! I said I'm going to stop texting her and just become her pen pal and send her typed notes from now on!! 

Last weeks amazing purchase took a short (well long due to some erm losing our wayness!) I spotted a random add on Gumtree for a Radiogram and it was only £10!!! I had to have it! The light still works and I will have to figure out how the aerial can actually can be reconnected but it looks super lovely in the meantime in my front room!!! 

Leaving Las Vegas..sob

So almost exactly 1 year and 1 month ago I was house hunting for a small one bed flat within my even smaller budget and stumbled across the flat of my dreams... This beautiful house is built on the original Bargate Walls of Southampton and was formerly the Old Courthouse! Its so quirky and beautiful with huge rooms and high ceilings and over time and lots of car boot, charity shop and ebay trawling it has eventually become the essence of me...Alas it has lots of down sides..damp, much needed decorating in all rooms, a new fire escape..the list goes on and on...
I accepted that every wonderful thing comes with a few pitfalls as well nothing is ever truly perfect but then 1 month boyfriend came home to tell me that there was a new amazing place for rent literally round the of the cute adorable row of houses that originally over looked te castle wall and then the sea and the new forest (but now Ikea and the docks..que sara)

So..I straight away googled it and yes..its a beautiful 4 floor townhouse..within budget, with a basement for my vintage clothes habit and a roof terrace for my milky skin to get a bit pink on..oh and alovely little garden and well I kind of fell in love! I feel like I'm cheating on 3 Castle Lane, with a younger and more attractive model! But I've gone for it and although I know I'll be happy in my townhouse and all my vintage furniture and things will fit so well..I will always remember my first love..3 Castle Lane..Love you always xxxxxxxxxx

As you can probably tell I found out how to use the pano mode on my camera in these ones but it just shows the hugeness of my front room! If I could take a room to every house I ever live in it will be this one...