Monday, 26 January 2015

Dungarees and Polo Neck

A slightly more wintery way of wearing my dungarees (from select) before the sun comes out properly. I feel like the polo neck (from boohoo) makes this look like a toddler woman mash up. 

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The perils of having pink hair

Or any other colour that isn't blonde or brown or redish.
It would probably be quicker for me to list the colours I haven't dyed my hair; grey -everytime I want to I get talked out of it, yellow - did it once and dyed it out the next morning, I just looked like I had an awful bleach job and those plumy-purpley-red colours you get - just never had the urge to have hair this colour. But there's a bunch of stuff you have to deal with if you have cool coloured hair. It's become a lot more common to have coloured hair - back in the day I used to go to a goth shop to buy my dye, now they sell it in boots. And living in London, rather than a small town means people have seen it all before. It doesn't mean that this doesn't still happen. 

People assume you're the sort of person who likes to chat on the bus/tube. And I'm really not. But for some people my hair seems to be an invitation to talk to me. I never get half as much of it when my hair is blonde or brown. 
All your outfits need twice as much planning. This applies even more if you change colour frequently like I do. Right now I can't really wear red or any autumnal colours like burgandy or mustard. Which is annoying because I have a really cool new red tee shirt I want to wear but it doesn't go with my hair.

Your hair turns to crap - unless naturally you have very blonde hair, to get your hair to go colours, you're gonna need to bleach it. So many people make a face when I tell them I bleach my hair. Well duh- did you think it just went light on it's own but somehow left dark roots??

Do you have coloured hair? Do you have any of these problems?

Saturday, 17 January 2015

New year-ish

I thought the new year would be a good start to get back into blogging since I haven't really blogged much lately. And I thought a good start to the new year would be to update you all on my 27 before 27 and 30 before 30 lists (because I know you are waiting with baited breath)

Some of them I missed the chance to do so I have come up with new tasks to do instead. 

1. Go to the maze at Hampton Court. I actually ended up going to Hampton Court twice - the first time we went half of it was closed off! I really enjoyed Hampton Court - you get to wear a cape as you go around and they have actors acting out things that happened and interacting with visitors. I liked Catherine Aragon's 'It's Catherine, bitchez' attitude. I did go to the maze too - as soon as my friend (who really should be more sensible what with being a teacher and all) set foot into it she ran off shouting last one to the middle's the looser. I also really liked the vegetable garden - it turns out I can identify a lot of vegetables from their plants.

16. Make jam, soap and lip balm for for Christmas presents and post about it. 

I did make soap for Christmas presents, but I didn't write a blog about it. I really improved this year on my soap making and I'm really pleased with the results so I'll probably make some more before my birthday. I'll write a post about it then. I actually have some soaps left from Christmas. The first 3 people to tweet me can have some and I'll post it to you - think of it as a late Christmas present to my readers :)

I didn't make any jam - but that's more of a summer thing anyways. I didn't make lip balm either so I'll do that in the coming months and do a post on that too. It's super easy. 

17. Get 100 followers on bloglovin' - I'm up to 62 which is over half way there.

20. Go on the zip wire at Winter Wonderland - There was no zip wire at winter wonderland - boohoo. I did go though...

21. Go to Big Red Pizza - totally did this - I really recommend  their honey and garlic pizza. 

25. Frame labels from Copenhagen
This was a birthday present for my dad - he took me to Copenhagen last year and we were there for his birthday. I bought these vintage fish tin labels in a junk shop. My dad said they would look pretty cool in a frame but I was like him - I'd say I'd do it but never actually get round to it. He was almost right - it did take a year to get round to it. The frame is from wilkos. I'm so pleased with how it looks and he was pleased too. I still have some labels left - any suggestions on what I could do with them?

26. Make my own Christmas Cards
I started to do this... But never finished. I just didn't feel much motivation for it. Instead I will make birthday cards for people. Maybe Valentines cards too. 

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