There's a definite chill in the air today, which makes me look forward to Christmas. Cute hats, scarves, tights and skirts! Can’t wait!
PS. She is my new Girl Crush.
Mr D & I had a date to the local cinema last week to see Ted.
We sat on the back row with our bottle of cider, and laughed.
Ok, so some of it is a bit silly, and of course it is totally unbelievable. But it still made us giggle a lot.
Esp as we kind of have our own ted.
The least said about him the better
What did you think of the movie?
Do you have a Ted of your own?
You know when you were little and you just had to go to the bathroom in all your mum’s friends houses, cafe’s etc just to check them out and be nosy?
Well I’m still like that.
Having said that, if anyone visits The Ritz in London and doesn't take a trip to The Powder Room, I would question their sanity.
There’s only 3 cubicles, but the place is bigger than the downstairs of my house.
Nice little sofa to relax and gossip…
And a handy bottle of water if you’re thirsty after all the gossiping…and cakes….
Note Lisa’s ginormous bag…we both took ‘comfy shoes’ with us, so we needed big bags. And boy, were we glad of those comfy shoes, as once we’d sat in the theatre with bare feet for a couple of hours, we couldn’t put our posh ones back on!!
It’s a bank holiday weekend here which probably means it will pour down, which is ok with me as I’m working most of it…I’m thinking of the dollars the pay will be converted to for NYC at the end of Sept. (eeeek excited!)
Do you work bank holidays?
I will be here tomorrow.
Must pack, to see the rest of my weekend plans hop over to my other blog as I’m too lazy to type it all again!
Thank you for all your Birthday messages. At the risk of sounding like a sickly sweet cheerleading homecoming queen, I love you all.
(btw. I have nothing against Homecoming queens. It’s just that I will never be one. And I’m happy with that. Really.)
It’s official. I’m now 40. Halfway to 80.
This weekend was packed full of fun times, cake, (lots and lots of cake) good friends lets not forget about the wonderful pressies.
Friday afternoon was spent in a little tea room in my town, 12 of us girlies piled in took over the place and scoffed.
all of the food was made by the owners, who were there to serve us. Absolutely gorgeous!
Friday night was spent at our friends house where we ate fish and chips, (only a chip butty for me *fu-lof-cake*)
Saturday (the Birthday) we headed off to Brighton.
Having never been to Brighton it is fair to say I was excited. Everyone told me the vintage shops were fabulous (they weren’t lying) and it is a very happening place with a great feel to it.
We spent our time wandering The Lanes (for anyone wanting to know, the North Lanes are best for vintage shops) visiting tea rooms (separate post for those!), and drinking ‘some’ wine.
The Graffiti was great!
Don’t you just love it when a sofa appears in front of your weary legs?
One day we will go back and go on The wheel.
My travelling companions. They are watching people get spun upside down on the ride at the end of the pier. No thanks!!
To the right of the pic above you can see the remains of the old Brighton Pier which was destroyed when it burnt down in 2003 leaving just the metal skeleton.
There is no photographic evidence that we spent the evening on Sat in one of Jamie Oliver's restaurant's. (verdict….very funky decor..food, ok), meeting up with some friends in a bar, and a trip to Budgens at 1am. Then spending a bit of time convincing the reception staff at the Premier Inn that our door key would not work even after 3 attempts of them ‘reprogramming’ it. We were not just a couple of drunks. The door really was faulty. (which btw was good for us as we have been refunded the FULL cost of our room due to their 100% good night guarantee!! )(which we actually knew nothing about until the nice desk lady asked for Mr D’s card to make the refund!)
Sunday was spent mulling the day before over at breakfast and on the way home visiting with a best friend from my Primary school (love face book) where we sat in the sun and ate more cake, and caught up over the last 18 or so years since we last saw each other!!
Look at us as respectable grown ups. The stories we could tell of our youth!
I think it wouldn’t be a lie to say I have been spoilt.
Hope you’ve all had a fun weekend too with lots of sun! (and cake)
It was so nice to wake up to sunshine at Damyns Hall where we stayed at the weekend,
A good day to wear my cute summer dress I thought..
Off I skipped to buy treasure from the nice vintage stalls
As you can the weather had other ideas. Drenched.
Mr D could hardly contain himself when I eventually got back to camp. He did however manage to find the camera.
As you can see!
British summers, don’t you just love them .
Love Charlaine Harris, Of course there's True Blood, but I’ve been dipping into her other series and I have not been disappointed yet. If you want to see my reviews on her other series there’s The Lily Baird Mysteries here.
I’ve had this book since last year but being an omnibus and hard back it is BIG. I’m not usually a fan of big books, preferring small ones that I can carry around in my handbag, but I took this one away with me on holiday and read it.
THE AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERIES: An omnibus edition of Roe Teagarden's adventures! Aurora Teagarden loves reading about famous murderers - until she finds herself investigating a real-life killing spree! The first four novels in the Aurora Teagarden mysteries series. Lawrenceton, Georgia, may be a growing suburb of Atlanta, but it's still a small town at heart. Librarian Aurora Teagarden - Roe - grew up there, and she reckons she knows everything about her fellow townsfolk, including which ones share her interest in the darker side of human nature. This is omnibus edition contains four novels: Real Murders (book 1); A Bone to Pick (book 2); Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (book 3 ); The Julius House (book 4)
I loved this, but then I never expected otherwise. Loved the name of the heroine, Aurora Teagarden sounds like the perfect librarian’s name if you ask me. Charlaine always creates such likeable strong female heroines, but if I may say so, they do all seem to have …ahem….quite a few men friends throughout her books….not in a horrid 50 shades way, just something I’ve noticed…
Of course there is a murder in each of these novels and of course Aurora always seems to find herself in the wrong (right?) place at the wrong (right?) time. I’m usually quite good at solving mysteries but these kept me nicely guessing till the end.
There’s no super naturalness in this series so its more in line with The Lily Baird mysteries rather than True Blood or the Grave Sight novels, but it didn't make me love it any less and I am definitely going to find the next books.
Anyone else read these?
Today my lovelies, you will find me guest posting over on Kirsten’s blog
Between you and me, I’ve always wanted to type that sentence. I feel like I’m a proper bona fide Blogger now.
So, if you care about what I have to say, (I'm telling you all about our little (growing) collection of military vehicles) get your butt over there and give Kirsten some blog love.