Thursday, 9 July 2015

You Utter Utter Utter Bastard




I can't believe a year has gone by since we lost the mighty Rik Mayall.  I was sad.  Very sad.  Lots of tears.  I think some people thought I was a bit weird.  I don't deny it.  I mean I had not long given birth so there may have been the hormonal thing going on but even so, I think I was definitely in mourning.  Mourning for a lost little part of my childhood and of this person who was so important to me but I didn't realise it.  How did I not realise it?  Everything about Rik had always made me smile and laugh out loud.  He was a source of comfort and happy and here he was, suddenly gone.  

It's been a year of me not watching anything he was in.  No Young Ones, no Bottom, no Blackadder, and definitely no tribute shows.  I just couldn't bring myself to.  Now I think it's time that changed. It's time to let go and celebrate the maniacal comic genius once again.  I'm going to wear my smashing blouse and get out the DVD box sets.  Thanks for all the laughs Rik.  I'm off to re-live them over and over again...

Anyone here like the Human League?

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Spoilt Summer Brat

Spoilt Summer Brat


Yes indeed I am.  You see, all the above items are things that I have bought or have been bought for me in recent weeks.  I own them and they are in my possession!  I have been meaning to do a post about all the pretty things I have acquired recently but I knew I would never get around to photographing it all so I went online and made some sets instead.  This one turned out to be particularly sunshiney and upbeat.  A combination of good sales, excellent money off codes, several opportunities to browse duty free and the overwhelming generosity of my beloved Mister has meant that I have been one very lucky girl on the gift front.  I generally try not to put too much store in possessions and I continually fight a quiet battle with myself against materialism but damn it I do love the pretty, and of course expressions of love and affection are always appreciated.  


I haven't actually worn the dress yet but I'm pretty sure an opportunity will lend itself in the not too distant future.  I have worn the perfume though.  All 3 of them.  Vera Wang Princess is an old favourite of mine but I was new to Viktor & Rolf.  All I will say is that if, like me, you like sweeties, ice cream and flowers you will love these fragrances.  Bonbon is probably my current favourite. The strawberry clutch and popcorn crossbody I have added to my ever growing collection of novelty bags about which I have also been meaning to post.  Maybe I will soon.


I am trying valiantly to stay positive about the summer.  It is certainly not my favourite time of year and traditionally for me is something to be endured rather than enjoyed.  Well, today in the UK, temperatures have hit 30 degrees and I have to say it's really doing nothing for me.  As I type this is it 28 degrees here in Liverpool.  It is also overcast and muggy with the odd spot of rain.  It is oppressively hot.  I am currently sitting as still as I can with a electric fan blowing directly at me at full strength but I still feel like I am in a fan oven.  Not moving isn't an option for very long when you have a spirited 16 month old running around and climbing the furniture.  

Summer, I am valiantly plowing through but you are not endearing yourself.  Please try harder!



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