Archives for November 2011

Tight Spot

After my recent post where I told you all about how I ended up looking like I was coping a feel of my crotch in the middle of Cabot Circus, Alex from Charnos asked if she could send me some tights to prevent me getting arrested for public indecency.

Its not a brand I had worn before, so in the interests in the public and er…science (everything can be explained as being a science experiment, its ace), I said yes please thanks. I received three pairs and battled with my camera to try and take photos of them. Did you know its really quite difficult to take photos of your legs? Now you do.

The Sheer Stripe tights are a very thin denier – so thin, that I managed to rip them when putting them on. I’m too used to wearing nice thick tights that can withstand the tired struggle at half 6 in the morning. The stripe is actually more zig zaggy. As I look at the photo, I’m wondering if you could put a coloured pair of tights underneath a sheer patterned pair like this – anyone tried it?

The next pair were a chocolate coloured pair of Cable Opaque tights – I love the pattern on these, and they were so nice and thick. I don’t really wear brown very often, so I probably wont wear these as much as I’d like – can you dye tights?!

My favourite pair out of the three are the Betty style. The pattern is made from a strange material, which is almost sticky to touch? Still, this pair are subtle enough for work, but interesting enough to get lots of comments!

Charnos have some gorgeous patterned tights – which I like to make a plain outfit a bit more interesting. Would it be weird to ask Santa for some?

Giving Thanks

One of the holidays that I think we should embrace a bit more in the UK is Thanksgiving. Obviously the historical element isn’t as relevant to us in general, but more the act of saying what you are thankful for over the past year. I’ve been thinking about this all weekend (I went back home for the weekend, which was nice)

I’m thankful that I have found a job that I really enjoy and is what I have wanted to do for a long time. (I’m hopeful that it will last quite a while – I am just a contractor after all!) I am thankful to have left my previous job, because it made me much more miserable than the stress of commuting ever does. (Remind me of this when I next complain that First have messed up again.)

I’m thankful that I pushed myself into leaving Chester. The easy option would have been to stay there and keep working at Crest, and perhaps it wasn’t the most sensible option to quit my job and to expect I would walk straight into a new one, but having gone back at the weekend, I am glad I am no longer there. In three years, it doesn’t feel like anything has changed – and that’s not always a good thing.

I’m thankful for my friends. My friends that have known me since I was in primary school (my feet!) are always there, my friends from Uni (hi Wife) and newer friends met through things like blogging helped me at the start of the year from withdrawing completely from everything.  Unfortunately there are always a few bad eggs who are only there for the good parts, but I am thankful for the bad times that weed them out.

I am thankful for this blog – for the opportunities it has given me, and for the wonderful people I have met and will meet one day! I am thankful for Twitter for introducing me to lovely random people – the photo above is of a sandwich that Ben delivered to me last Thursday lunchtime as a random act of kindness on the bus. Amazing. (Also in the pic, candied yams, sweet potato and roast potato. I wish I could eat this every day. YUM)

Finally, I am thankful for my boyfriend for making me laugh every day, for supporting me when unemployed and for just being ace. (Also for Fern as well, for being the dumbest sweetest dog ever.)

What are you thankful for?

A Very Bloggery Christmas

If you’ve been, oh, I don’t know, under a rock for the past few months, you might not have heard of They’re an online fashion community who focus on cities around the country – when I first blogged about them, they were just focusing on Bristol, but its awesome to see more and more cities be announced every week!

Anyway. The ladies over at MyStreetChic have been organising a bloggers Christmas party to be held here in Bristol next month, which is open to everyone and it will cost just £5 – theres much more information over here though!

I know that not everyone reading this will be Bristol based, and as much as I’d like to let you all stay at mine (GIANT SLEEPOVER) I can’t. So, here are a few hotels that are reasonably priced and central – make a weekend of visiting this gorgeous city! Prices given are correct as of 23rd November and are based on 2 people sharing a room.

Premier Apartments (St Thomas St, BS1) – £72 per night for 2 people (They also have 2 double bedroom apartments for 4 people that are £129 for the night)

Brooks Guesthouse (St Nicholas Street, BS1) – from £70 per night for 2 people – a review/preview of the hotel can be found here

Clifton Hotels – (four different hotels around Clifton Village, BS8) – from £57 per night for 2 people

Premier Inn (The Haymarket, BS1) – £52 per night for 2 people (Premier Saver)

Travelodge (Anchor Road, BS1) – normally from £49 per night for 2 people, but tomorrow at 6am their £19 Xmas sale starts, which will include the date of the party. Theres more info on MoneySavingExpert which has more info on other hotel deals.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be going*, so hopefully will see you there (with a super sparkly outfit no doubt!)

* I say pretty sure, because while I don’t have any holidays booked at the moment for that time, it was around this time last year that Alex surprised me with my holiday to California (and unexpected holiday in New York, of course. And yes, thats the tree at Rockefeller Center or as I like to think of it, 30 Rock land)

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