Thursday, December 31, 2009

gorgeous inspiration

All of these,except the fireplace, are from John Lewis,I love both of the sofas-I definitely have a thing for Chesterfields and I also love corner sofas but I've never really had anywhere big enough to have one,nor the money to buy it.The roomset is one I kept as inspiration for how I'd like my new place to look,its from a home+design  forum,so I hope the owner is ok about it,I love the fact that the cushions add the colour.
I went to see my friends flat yesterday which I hadn't seen before,and it was very like mine except perhaps more girly and it made me think mine was bit stark in comparison,even though I have a shit load of things.She also had the exact same mirrored chest of drawers which I totally covet-I have always loved mirrored furniture 'cos it reminds me of Hollywood furniture in the 1940's/50's and I love that area in film,so I really want to try and get one when I move.
The fireplace is one I already own having bought it off Ebay even though I had nowhere to put it,its too big really for my flat atm,but I'm desperate to use it when I move 'cos its gorgeous and I've not seen one like it before this.I was telling my friend this and she admitted she had a cast iron bath store in her garden because she loved it and someone was chucking it out,so she rescued it so she's definitely a homewares-solemate!!

Monday, December 28, 2009


After a much looked forward to Christmas by me,which never usually happens,I got very ill on Christams Eve with a stomach bug or food poisoning,I'm not sure which it was.I'll spare the details but it was all day and I couldn't even keep a sip of drink down so I was dehydrated which makes everything worse,then Christmas Day I was ok but couldnt really face any food,nor complete my plan of drinking myself sober,I felt okish though.Then as if to pay me back I was really ill throughout the night,bringing it all back up,I felt so ill and bad for my friend who had cooked and prepared so much for the day.Typical!
I got back to work to find myself in charge as the most senior there,so I couldnt even take some time off as I was in charge,still I found 2 further cheques for £20 in total as compensation for some punch or other,I forget now but they were delivered to the wrong force,then station,then finally to me hence taking so long.I'm not complaining though as I can add it to my bag fund.BTW,this is not the norm in my job to get compensation,I don't know of anyone else I've worked with whose had it so I was lording it up to the lads on my team!!!
I didnt get many presents but the ones I did get I liked and all the ones I bought went down a treat,if you're not in a relationship,you dont seem to get as many but I suppose you don't have to spend as much either.

I went to see the maisonette in the posher area I mentioned previously and really liked it,it was well kept but old fashioned in style so it took me awhile to imagine me living there but I really do like the area and its within my budget and walking distance to the station and near woodland.I had been thinking about both properties all week but the maisonette keeps winning out out even though it needs some modernising in decor and isnt a house,because its in my preferred location and thats what its all about isnt it?I just have to confirm something with the buyer for my property,as there is now an issue with the lease extension but fingers crossed that comes through as I want to make an offer on the maisonette before it gets properly advertised and other buyers show an interest in it.I can't wait to move.

Monday, December 21, 2009

I am going to treat myself to this bag

          The Balenciaga City bag with giant hardware,not the real thing of course-I haven't won the lottery,but a lookalike.I've liked this bag for years and never got one,and I like the giant hardware even more that the original.I have a cheque for £100 as compensation for getting punched in the face (again) so that should cover the cost,or at least most of it.Black or dark grey though????


I have been relieving the boredom at work by photographing the most tacky house Christmas decorations in and around the areas I work,very sorry if they are of your house,but I couldn't resist!!!

I have also been house hunting,I had decided on a new area as I thought I would never be able to afford anything in my preferred areas,but I have changed my mind as I think I was veering away from what I really wanted so today I have seen a really cute little modern cottage which is a definite contender and tomorrow I am off to see a maisonette in a slightly nicer area than the cottage,both are in budget so fingers crossed the house fairies are going to be good to me-I have another spell to find your pefect house so I'm going to do that and hope it works like the selling spell did!

Monday, December 14, 2009

my 1st ever Christmas tree

I usually don't bother with Christmas except for a wreath on the front door,after years of being in retail display and having to dress Christmas beginning in July (press launches) or even,January if you are involved in the design of schemes,I used to be covered in glitter in August,just as everyone else was out enjoying the sun,so thats why I havent bothered with it until now.Suddenly this year I am looking forward to it in a low key way and have bought a real tree-probably not the best of ideas but I couldn't bear to get a tree that would automatically die!!I have decorated it with some glass snowball baubles I had from a job years ago and a santa I was given as a thank you from a Christmas decoration client and I bought some twirly black+silver glitter twigs to stick out of the tree and black sequin baubles from Wilkinsons,which is new in my town but is apparently a bargain shop-I also bought a fab multi picture frame from there for an amazing price of £7.50!
Other things I have bought but cant be bothered to photograph are a black lace vest from Primark,a studded belt and cuff also Primark and a frilly sleeved top from TS.There must be other things,I just can't recall them atm.

Friday, December 11, 2009

much updating needed!!!

I have a few things to update but work has been busy so I'll do it all in one go!!

I have accepted an offer on my flat..woooo!It was hard to know what price to accept as all the flats in my area seem to vary alot and mine didnt have a long lease left on it so I knew that would be an issue so had a chartered surveyor do a valutation to extend the lease, which cost a mahoosive £575.The last thing I wanted to do was have to extend the lease myself because I know it will be a long drawn out process so I ideally wanted the buyer to do that.
I changed estate agents,and the 1st viewer was interested,and then the 2nd viewer put in an offer which I accepted after some clever negotiation from the agent and the buyers are going to sort the lease themselves.
This all after I decided to try out a spell designed to sell your property,I thought it was worth a try as I was getting lots of viewings but no 2nd views and no offers,it involved burying a statue of St Joseph upside down in your front garden near the boundary or for sale sign.I buried mine in my window box and days later had the offer,so whether its coincidence or whatever I am going to do a similar spell to find the property right for me!

Now that I have an offer I have started to look at properties,there's not much on the market before christmas but I went to see 1 today which I really liked.Its a small 2 bed Victorian cottage (cottage in London/Essex terms!!!) and was nicely done out with a gorgeous kitchen and nice garden.I think I am going to list every place I view so I can remember which one is which.