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Burn So Bright

Um, so this is an overdue outfit post with something I’ve probably worn before on the blog. *shrug*

Top (“dress”): Dorothy Perkins | Leggings: ASOS | Shoes: Primark | Handbag: Mulberry (with a Hobbs scarf)

I don’t have the hugest wardrobe, and this was a panicked wardrobe pick because despite getting up in plenty of time, I ended up with 20 mins to get ready. I’d like to blame the clocks going back, but in reality, I don’t notice it when my clocks all change automatically!

My best friend Helen is in town for a week to look after her cousin…which she mentioned just a few hours before getting the train down to Bristol! It’s been so nice to be able to spend some time with her though – on Saturday, we went to Giraffe in Cabot Circus, and of course, something was done wrong with the order…I’m starting to suspect that they just hate me in there for some reason ;) After dinner, we headed back to mine where the Singstar came out…of course. Before dinner though, I spent most of the day in Cabot Circus, having an eye test (and while not intending to buy any new glasses, ended up buying a new pair, a pair of sunglasses and going back this week for a contact lens check up!. Oops.) and having lunch with a friend at Coal, which had been on my avoid list (which really, you’d think by now that Giraffe would be on) but made up for prior mistakes with an epic plate of ribs (or #riiiiiibbbbbs as lunch was referred to on Twitter) Definitely going back there!

I spent a little money too while I was mooching about…the book was part of my 6 month late birthday present from Helen (which I prefer to think of as a half birthday present), the grey tube is the new Topshop lipstick that’s supposed to react with your natural lip colour or something, the one next to it is a Revlon lip butter (in Raspberry Pie – so pigmented!), the bottle of perfume is from Zara – only £8! – and finally, the bra was bought while I was waiting for an appointment at the Benefit brow bar in Debenhams – never again! (I asked if they could fit me in, and they said to come back in 20 mins, booking me in. I wandered about, bought things, and went back, only to have to wait half an hour with no apology. I was desperate to get my brows waxed – I’ve been growing them out but I cracked! – so waited and waited, only for the actual service to not be so great: missing hairs and putting on concealer when I didn’t ask for it is rubbish)!

This week is already looking pretty awesome – I’m only in work for 4 days, I hopefully will see my bestie again this week before she goes home, I get to see some gorgeous girls at the Aussie party this weekend and (most importantly!) I get to see my boyfriend on Friday for the first time in 3 weeks. SO EXCITED. And not just because I’ve been told about a present. I’d say it was 10% excitement of present, 90% excitement to see Alex and to not be on my own for a while…I’m going crazy! :(

Edit: So after I wrote this post about my awesome host, I thought I would send them a little something – a big box of chocs which they received today. We often talk about who provides awful customer service (in fact, I did just a few paragraphs ago!) but I think its always a good idea to say when things are awesome!

The Housewarming

After nearly 2 months of living in the new house, we finally had our housewarming on Saturday.

Zoe and James were the first to arrive on Saturday afternoon so we headed up to Clifton for some pretty pretty shopping, before Becca and Neil joined us at Rocotillos after their 5 and a half hour journey from Bedford!

The milkshakes and burgers went down quite well (as soon as Becca walked in, I handed her my shake for a gulp!) and we all managed to squeeze into James’ tiny car to head back to the house.

Our new house just so happens to be around the corner from a certain house heavily featured in Being Human, so without mentioning it, I directed James to drive past Corner House. Becca and Zoe squealed with glee, and again a few seconds later when they realised that the pub that one of the characters works in or something is actually on the next corner. (Can you tell I’ve not been watching it?)

I opened the front door to find Suz in the kitchen opening a bottle of something. Quite a surprise!

We all settled down in front of the TV to watch American Idol auditions and some dreadful dating show with Paddy McGuiness whilst more people arrived. I feel like I should point out here I had no influence on the TV shows!

The Signstar came out about half 8, 9pm ish, and there was so much singing done! I honestly can’t remember some of the songs I did, although, of course, I had to singing Total Eclipse of the Heart (spin around ninjas!)

I headed up to bed about 2am, but I think there was still some Singstar going on. I’m jut getting too old, obviously.

In the morning, we persuaded Alec (king o’eggs) to make us all breakfast which was eaten whilst watching Glee. Happy people singing and dancing about…who knew that was such a good hangover cure?

There’s quite a few videos lurking on Facebook and YouTube, but I’ll leave you with mine and Alecs rendition of “I Touch Myself” which took place after many gins and wines. Luckily, the amount of skanky dancing in this video is minimal considering how much I drank! Zoe’s got her own version of the evening here

It was a great weekend, so good to see so many friends. As we’ve gotten older, the amount of houseparties has dropped, which is a real shame! Thank you all so much to our friends that came to the party, it wouldn’t have been the same without you (no, really, it would have been my housemate and I sitting in our front room)

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