Friday, September 10, 2010

To tell you the truth I don't much like anyone outside this town. And there aren't many families down our street that I can stand.

I almost couldn't believe it when I woke up this morning and it was actually Friday. This week has seemed that long, partly because it's been my first full week at work for a little while. I've been working from home today and it's been grand - there is something really nice about not having to venture outside on a dull, grey day and something even nicer about not having to catch the skanky train to a skanky station!

Due to getting back into the swing of things at work, I have been having a quiet week and I haven't taken any exciting outift shots or anything. It isn't that I haven't been wearing anything exciting (well...) more that I've not really had the inclination. Today I decided to pair my Rooibos dress with my favourite pair of tights:

Friday 10th September 2010

The tights were quite a bargain, 50p from Dorothy Perkins in Folkestone to protect my legs from the wind and rain in May! No shoes, because I've been at home all day so haven't been wearing the shoes. My hair is pulled back in a teeny pony tail - I'm not sure if it suits me but the hair has got to that awkward inbetween length and I don't know if I want to cut it shorter or trim it and let it grow out. In any case, I'm away home in two weeks time and my little sister can cut it for me, so I'm holding out til then!

Nic finds it difficult to get the camera on my new phone to focus, so apologies for the slightly fuzzy photo, but I thought I'd stick in a wee close up of the covered buttons I made at the sit and sew last week:

Buttons!

We popped out for a quick browse in the charity shops this afternoon and I picked up a few vintage patterns. I think they're probably all from the 70s and at 30p each it would have been mad to resist!

Maudella pattern
I really love that this one can be a coat or a dress. I quite fancy making the dress, although maybe not in the yellow of the pattern diagram!

Vogue pattern
I love the version of this with patch pockets. Not pictured on the front is the fact that this pattern also includes pieces to make a blouse!

Style pattern
This one is just cool. I mean, I don't know how the high neck would look on my figure but it was too cool to leave in the shop!

I have been planning all sorts of blog posts this week but other things have got in the way. I've been looking for and applying for jobs, doing a bit of knitting that I'd like to get finished and just catching up with myself. Being back at work isn't as hard as I thought it might be, but it is tiring. I'm definitely getting better, though. I'm still feeling some of the physical effects of stress, and am some things difficult but on the whole I feel like I'm getting myself and my positive outlook on life back, and I am enjoying things again.

There are lots of nice things happening this weekend. Tonight Nic and I are having chips and watching It Came From Outer Space before settling down to catch up with New Tricks on the iplayer. I am rather ridiculously excited about this. Regular readers will know of my love for James Bolam so some new Bolam... you can see why I'm looking forward to it! Tomorrow we're going to have a look around the Leamington Food Festival on our way to the station, and then we're off to Birmingham for the day. I'm hoping to repeat the success of my last Birmingham vintage shopping trip... needless to say I will tell all if anything exciting happens!

So, have a lovely weekend, all of you. I'll catch up with you soon!