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Happy Christmas

I got a new camera for christmas (thank you Martin!).

I could not take pictures yesterday as it did not come with a memory card, however we ventured to the shops today and obtained one!



t-shirt - topshop via the sale (£8)
cardigan - gift
jeans - topshop via ebay (around £8)

These beauties are my recent buys!


£48 from topshop


£32 from topshop


£10 in the sale - topshop

I hope everyone had a great Christmas :) the boy bought me 4 books about medieval Welsh history and various other bits and pieces. I have taken it easy over the last few days but plan to delve back into the old novel at the weekend!

Finally!

Hello! You'll be pleased to know that I am still alive :) I started a new job nearly 3 weeks ago, then my camera decided to die so that is why I have been incognito for a while.

These pictures are from our trip to Colchester over a month ago... and yes, I have posted the yellow coat photo again :)



It has been difficult in trying to keep up with my novel... after getting home at 17:30 everyday, all I want to do, is relax. Thankfully, my lovely boy is being very supportive and is helping me out a lot by knowing when to leave me be haha. Just last night whilst I was pouring over the Welsh invasions during Edward I's reign, he was eating crisps and watching Indiana Jones!

Anyway, I have been bought a camera for Christmas, so expect more picture heavy posts in the New Year!

Update

Am having major camera issues at the moment and as you can see by the awful quality picture below, am relying on the boy's blackberry camera >.<.
The yellow coat is a recent ebay (topshop) purchase and its so warm and comfortable.



On the writing front; am up to around 65,000 words and am currently editing it thoroughly so there are absolutely no mistakes... tiresome and exhausting work!

The Winchester Geese

So on friday, myself and the boy decided to take a trip to London, and what does it do?

It bloody rains! We had planned the trip a while ago as the boy had this week off work and wanted to visit his retro game shop in South London so as I have been reading about the infamous "cross bones graveyard", we decided to venture to both venues on the same day.
To get to his shop (in Streatham) we had to get the tube to Brixton then onto a red double decker bus which is about a 20 minute ride (sooo many stops) then its a short walk. The shop itself is pretty awesome (and i'm not a gamer) with arcade machines, stacks of controllers, various consoles and games if you were that way inclined, you could be in there a while! After buying a couple of light guns and 2 games for his sega saturn we headed to Pret for lunch (avacado and crayfish salad for me and a cheese and ham toastie for him) then traveled to Redcross way in Southwark to look at the shrine set up by the locals of the out…

Life

Life lately has been alright... my novel is coming along well thanks to the support of my loving fiance :) those evenings spent typing notes/altering paragraphs whilst watching him play GTA (I have a small go as well) are paying off. He's got this week off work so I doubt i'll get much reading/writing done, but no matter there is do deadline :)



We went for a short walk yesterday around the countrysideish part of where we live... this lead us to explore the mill factory. The Victorian part of the building is very creepy! No photos were taken of the mill as my lovely boy has changed his phone to a blackberry (shite camera) and we didn't think they'd come out that well (hence why I look like a ghost here)



I am wearing my beloved coat and a new skirt (£22 at topshop, where else)

Colchester

We had planned on going to London, but we woke at eleven and decided Colchester was a better option, haha!
With its endless charity shops, a lovely park, quirky clothes shops, the old Roman capital is literally perfect. Its the nicest town near where we live so this year, we have frequently found ourselves jumping on a train; me with a book, the boy waving to random passengers in passing trains and relishing the short journey.



We headed to Cex first then wandered around the charity shops... the boy kindly bought me a lovely sailor jacket (originally from h&m) from the British Heart Foundation and its perfect :) I have also won two more coats on eBay recently, but thats for another post!
We also found another bargain; three of the original Star Wars videos for 75p, thank you Colchester Cats protection!

After a quick bite to eat in their Wetherspoons (the food took a while but it was worth the wait) we got on the train home; a perfect Saturday afternoon.





skirt - topshop (xmas presen…

Outfits!

Finally managed to connect the camera to the laptop :D Here is a better picture of the coat, it was around £12 from a blogsale, originally from Primarni... you may think, hey that's a bit expensive, but it was in amazing condition and I loooooove velvet. The colour is also spectacular!



I have almost finished tweaking part one of my Historical novel, am now just ensuring that it's 100% accurate (clothes, food, events etc). It can get a little tedious, the other day I wrote about 4/5 pages of notes about one single event! Its so important the facts are correct.

Anyway, enough of my rambling about facts.... here are two outfit posts :)



blouse - topshop via asos marketplace (£14ish)
cardigan - topshop (£38)
skirt - vintage (£1)
belt - ebay (£2.99)
shoes - deichmann (mum's)



t-shirt - topshop (£8 in the sale)
dress - tesco (£6, 6 years ago!)

The weather is due to be horrific for the next few days so this weekend will be spent writing, reading historical books and playing GTA V :…

Little update

Gosh, I haven't posted for a little while!
I was going to blog yesterday with some outfit pictures that were taken on my digital camera but they won't transfer to my laptop... >.< Let's just say, a little purple velvet coat arrived on friday and it is already my ultimate favourite coat :)
The boy snapped a picture whilst we were walking to Tesco in the dark yesterday...



The other pictures are us eating out... which we do a fair bit of. We got some good old pub grub on friday (fish-finger sandwich for me, burger and chips for the boy) and we have literally just got back from our favourite restaurant Giraffe (vegetable & feta salad for me, burger and chips for the boy). Its the third day in a row that he's had burger and chips... he'll begin to look like a burger soon!



The pokemon/game of thrones style t-shirt in the last picture is from qwertee.com; amazing website :)

Charity shops and Topman

I've been having a lot of luck in charity shops recently, these are three gems that I wish to share :)

£4.75 -Topshop



£2.99 - Topshop (this was purchased in an Oxfam in Hastings)



£2.25 - Asos



aaaaaandd the Topman scarf that was purchased in London



I am also patiently awaiting the arrival of the infamous Kate Moss pansy dress from ebay, very excited!

In other news, I have decided to put part one of my historical novel on the amazon kindle when its finished! Am hoping to finish it by Christmas, keep your eyes peeled ;)


Hastings

I had been looking forward to this day for ages! As the real date of the battle was the 14th October, we decided to travel down south a week before to avoid getting caught among tonnes of people.
Battle Abbey was up first, only £7.80 to get in if you are not English Heritage members, and you get a free audio tour of the battlefield and the abbey itself :). Some of the field was sectioned off as the event last year did a fair bit of damage, but it was still incredible to think we were standing where potentially either Harold or William stood on that fateful day.



The views were absolutely stunning and I felt a tear run my cheek as I breathed in the scent of the battle itself (sorry, that's Rebecca the poet there) but yes, I felt quite emotional.



We then sped off for Hastings itself, grabbed lunch then explored Hastings castle, the first Norman castle built in England (correct me if I am wrong!). The scenery, again stunning.



I ruined a pair of black shoes whilst walking around Battle…

Latest Purchases

Thought I'd take a short break and share all of my latest purchases :)

H&M via a charity shop - £1.99



H&M via a charity shop - £1.49



Topshop - £26 (present from the boy)



Topshop - 3 for £8



Topshop via a charity shop - £1.99



Topshop - £20



I also purchased a tartan scarf from Topman for £14 when we visited London on thursday :) My next post will be a lot more exciting as we are off to Hastings on Saturday, very excited!

London, again!

Myself and the boy decided to head off to London again as we live so close by :) we started off in Forbidden Planet where the boy bought me the Galadriel ring then went to our usual haunt, EAT. I got my usual tuna salad and the boy got a cheese and ham baguette and cheddar cheese crisps, yum.
Leicester Square was next on the list, and we ventured into the m&ms shop.... strange, it smelt extremely weird and we did not purchase anything, haha.



We ended the day, our usual style in Westfields, this time favouring Giraffe :) i got a feta, vegetable salad and the boy burger and chips.
No outfit pics i'm afraid.