Friday, 28 January 2011

Burns Night, an excuse to eat, drink and be merry!

Yes, it's almost the weekend hurrahhh. It's been one of those weeks, I lost the camera lead again (how I don't know!!), and I'm battling the tax return. Maths was never my strong point.

Anyway this weekend I'm off to Lincoln to see one of my bestest buddies. He's in the RAF and every so often I get invited to a dinner or a party and get to dress up like a princess - well that's what my 2 year old niece would call it, only I won't be wearing fairy wings!!
This weekend is a Robbie Burns Night. I love these as it reminds me of growing up in bonnie Scotland & staying up late to go to the Edinburgh Tattoo as a treat as kids.
Is it bad that I have the vegi haggis option - I don't eat much meat & hoof & eyelash cooked in a bullocks scrotum is a bit too much for me!!
Moving on swiftly... feeble menu option arranged, now I need is to decide what to wear.... My prized piece in my wardrobe is a Vivienne Westwood kilt. I love Queen Viv & her amazing designs, sadly I can't afford the price tags - even on Ebay!!! Now the kilt would be perfect in my eyes, however the dress code is below knee..... it's below knee in some places, does that count??? he he.

Another thing I loved to make when I was wee was a wardrobe for cut-out dolls -- the kind of clothes with fold back tabs. This way in my imagination I could have any dress I wished for. Sooo in my imagination I would keep on the Westwood Tartan theme and go for this scrumptious dress oooh
Anyway, back to reality. Time to get on with some work, boooooo!!
Wishing you all a splendidly wonderful weekend xxxxxxx

Friday, 21 January 2011

My visit to Narnia !

Well Happy New Year to you all, hope it's started off well.
I had a very happy moment when I found my camera lead!! Sad but it meant that I couldn't get on with my little creative projects. It also stopped me from blogging all my usual nonsense, so not all bad ha ha!!
Anyway I took some photos when I was away in the mountains of France at Christmas that I wanted to share with you. With the streetlights and all the snow I felt like I was in Narnia. Although I hadn't come out of the closet I did have on a rather yummy faux fur & furry Russian styled hats to keep me toasty warm mmmm.

I'm a big baby la la when it comes to skiing for reasons I have yet to work through with myself a a Paul McKenna book ha ha.

Anyway I managed to put my big girls blouse moments to use & scoped out a few good bars & cafes he he. One particularly nice & sunny point I took myself and my camera on a little snappy snap jaunt. I found this chalet with sparkly chandeliers on it awwwwhhhhh the inner magpie was awoken.

After all that glitz I dragged my bestest friend (and rather good skiier) off the slopes and into a very glam (and pricey) wine / cocktail bar. It was very minimalist with Philip Stark tables & chairs and lots of cool lighting & big windows. We managed to whittle away a bottle of rose wine
- well when en France!!

This last little one is my buddies on Christmas day - yep by lunchtime we were back on the booze despite having all had far too much bubbly on Christmas eve hic! xxxx