Archives for January 2013

Ponies and Cardigans

PONIES PONIES PONIES. I don’t think looking at these Shetland Ponies in cardigans is ever going to get old. I obviously have one of these photos as my wallpaper on my work computer because it makes me giggle when I see it (and laughing at work is never a bad thing). Check out the video as well to see PONIES PUTTING ON CARDIGANS *squeal*




More photos available on the Visit Scotland blog

Not a sponsored post, I just really love ponies.

HtCC: These Boots Were Made For Walking…

…and strutting and jumping and sploshing in puddles and…well, you get the idea.

Every year, I buy a pair of boots and wear them to death, but this year, I just haven’t spotted anything that I love. Which is probably why my feet have been freezing in a pair of leather pumps in the snow (or my short wellies from Primark – I’m not quite that stupid). Each year, this quest for the perfect boots takes up more of my shopping time online than I care to admit, but this year, I just haven’t bothered. Perhaps I should have been looking at these ladies boots by Clarks instead. When I was younger, I begged for a pair of Magic Steps and if they did them in adult sizes, I’d be all over that – since they don’t (despite Sarah’s best efforts to starting a campaign), here are a few of my choices:


I love these leather biker style boots (1) which are £64.99 which look sturdy enough to kick through the left over slush. I have a pair of boots similar to these brogue style ones (2) (£49.99) with a heel, but I’m not wearing heels so much lately.  Black suede probably isn’t the most practical of boot materials this time of year, but these “Kendra August” heels (3) (£64.99) and the “La Mary” wedges (4) (£51.99) are unlike most shoes in my collection – and isn’t that a good enough reason to buy them? Finally, I haven’t worn a pair of long boots in years, but these black leather ones (5) (£99.99) may be what I’ve been looking for.


Written in collaboration with Clarks…but since when did I need to be asked to write about shoes?

Oh, Hello


Oh. Hi there! This is obviously, totally me.

Yeah, right.

So, we moved house, and Alex disappeared off to San Francisco a few days later. It’s been quite strange living alone in a new house. Too many new house noises that cause Fern to bark in my face at 5am. Not that I’m annoyed or anything.

Anyway. Here’s a look into what I’ve been doing over the past fortnight or so. Sorry, it’s a photo/Instagram post. I know, what a cop out, right? What a lazy blogger!

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When Alex left, the first thing I set up was my room. I have a lovely little study now…


…with the added bonus of a built in bar to put all my craft stuff on! I HAVE A CRAFT AREA AGAIN! I missed you crafting. Craft craft craft. That word has lost all meaning now.

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A new discovery (to me) was Hart’s Bakery that opened up properly this month at Temple Meads. It’s nice to have a decent lunch place so close to my office, and last week, I had the butternut squash, leek and cheese toastie (not a combination I would have gone for myself, but it was all that was left, and was delicious!) and a breakfast bun which is just LUSH. They have a little seating area at the front of the building, then at the rear, it’s the actual bakery! They do takeaway stuff as well, so if you’re travelling from Temple Meads, go a little earlier, and head to Hart’s, instead of suffering the revolting food from Upper Crust or the crap drinks from the Starbucks inside the station.

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No mention of food is complete without a gratuitus photo of PORKS from Grillstock. I love you porks. LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUU.

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I picked up my beautiful Christmas present as well, a small Hetty hobo from Mulberry. I’ve always gone for huge bags, so to have something this small is a bit of a challenge! It’s good not to be lugging half the contents of the house around with me though!

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Oh, and no blog post this week is complete without the mention of the snow. Fern loved the snow a lot.

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Since First decided to cancel all of the buses just as I was about to leave the house, I decided to crack on with the unpacking. Above is the box of cables that powered the front room. Ridiculous.

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This was as good as we got with the snow on Friday, but it was still pretty exciting. It has melted quite quickly as well – the perfect snow.

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It snowed again this week, but I had to put the dog outside to go to the loo. After a few minutes outside, this is how she looked. Aaah.

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And finally, the view from my front door on Friday. We live on a main road, so I doubt I’ll see it this quiet again, but I thought it was just so pretty!

Soooooooooooooo, what’s been going on with you?

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