The beginning of last week seems ages ago, somehow – I’m scratching my head to remember anything at all about Monday and Tuesday, so I can only imagine that they were pretty run of the mill days, when nothing exciting happened at all.
On Wednesday morning, however, the week improved, and I was off early on the train to meet Mum for our annual January trip to London – plenty of shopping, eating and drinking for a couple of days, as usual.
We had a fabulous time, including a meet-up for drinks with my lovely friend Teresa from TCakes, in Selfridges’ winter wonderland themed rooftop restaurant which was fab.
I know she hates having her pic taken, so I hope you don’t mind me putting it in, Teresa! x
On the train home on Friday, I felt the stirrings of a cold beginning, and when I got home, Ashley was the same – we’ve both caught it from Will, I think, who had it last week. Unfortunately, as the weekend progressed, we both felt worse and worse, and at the time of writing this (Monday afternoon), Ashley is asleep on the sofa, and I’ve just got out of bed after sleeping for a couple of hours. It’s a really nasty bug.
On Saturday evening, my friend Becky came over for dinner with her son, Alex, and that turned into a bit of a late night, which probably didn’t help the cold. By midnight I’d completely lost my voice. It was nice to see her and catch up on all the gossip, though.
Now I had planned a little video to show you the bits and pieces I bought in London (nothing hugely exciting – I’m trying not to spend too much money at the moment, as house renovations must take priority over frivolous spending), but if you saw what I look like at the moment (bright red nose, chapped lips, no make-up, hair like straw) you’d be grateful I’m not inflicting that on you! So it’s pictures, instead:
Necklace, reduced in the BHS sale to £5, from £18.50
Grey scarf, £4, and two zip-up bags, reduced to £1 each, from Primark. Was pleased to find these bags, as I’ve had to throw away a couple which had broken zips recently which I’ve had for years and are so useful for travel.
The camera has bleached the colour of this top somewhat, but it’s that lovely bright acid green colour. Can’t remember how much it was, but it was from Evans.
A tiny Superdrug haul – a Make Up Revolution single eyeshadow in a colour I’ve been wanting for ages, a L’Oreal Infallible gel effect nail polish, and a(nother!) MUA eye shadow palette, which I simply couldn’t leave behind at only £2!
More Primark bargains – glass nail files and a bunch of pretty bracelets, £1 each.
And finally, the only high-end item I really wanted from the Spring collections – this gorgeous eye palette from Clarins. I saw it online and thought it was beautiful, and when I saw it in real life, it was even lovelier. £35 (eeek!)
Right, I’m off back to bed with my box of tissues and and bottle of water. I REALLY hope I feel better tomorrow. I know that a couple of people are waiting for a Favourites vlog, and it will be up later this week. I have all the products ready, and I promise I’ll film it as soon as I feel a bit better and look a bit more human.
Have a great week, everybody! x