Wednesday, January 26, 2011

don't look if you're easily grossed out!!

but this is what my foot looks like after having the stitches out! In the photos it looks like a cadaver's foot but it is healing nicely.
I don't know if I actually said what I'd had done, it was a bunion op-very glam! It wasn't too bad compared to some I've seen (I should have taken a before pic) but it was causing me pain and I was finding it increasingly hard to find shoes that wouldn't rub against it, so when I found out I could get it done privately I limped at the chance (haha) as I am always on my feet in my job and I thought it would only get worse over time.
I just wish I had realised quite how long it would put me out of action, I can walk but have to wear a velcro shoe THING that I hate and I'm not allowed to bend my toe yet as it still hasn't set properly. I have only walked to my local shop at the end of my road so far and that wears me out because you end up holding your leg stiff and walking like a robot! Also I won't be able to wear 'fashion' shoes for months yet (so the hospital says) and no high heels for 6months! I never wear high heels unless it's car to bar but being told you can't wear them is making me want to so badly!

ETA: before photos.

not sure why I've got dirty feet here!

It's been very boring at home, in the week after the op I was nearly crying with boredom at being stuck indoors, I had read all my magazines, surfed the net like crazy, ordered loads of sale clothes - (now mostly returned except, bizarrely, shoes and boots) and watched all my dvd's and I had had enough! As my foot has got easier to stand on I've been having a good sort out, Ebaying stuff I don't want or need and I've started a free trial of to while away the boredom. Actually I am really impressed with Lovefilm, I think I will keep the subscription after the 14 days are up, I really like watching films on my laptop which is part of the free trial I have, ideal for if you can't sleep.
What else? I splashed out on a Dyson DC25 Animal vacuum for £230! I have never had a brand new vacuum before, I have always had hand-me-downs so this is heaven! I thought I would get one that Which (another free trial) recommended and I decided to pay more for a machine that was exactly what I needed as I have 2 lazy little cats who don't clean up after themselves, and I hope that this will help me keep my flat cleaner, with less effort from me. Its either that or employ a cleaning lady!
Here is my all singing all dancing new vacuum!*sad*

that's all! To quote Miranda Priestly!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

update on sale buys

I think I have sent everything back that I ordered -some of it in a Tramadol haze, except the Pepe jeans and the Topshop Proto boots and I went ahead and ordered the Carvela boots after trying them instore, oh the irony of ordering so many gorgeous boots when I can't wear them! Oh and I bought a new fridge freezer because mine was falling to bits! I think the next thing will have to be a car because it is starting to go wrong all of a sudden, 2 days before I had my op the battery died completely on me and now the brakes are playing up-I think its the brakes anyway as it wouldn't move when my friend started it up, then when it finally did move they 'didn't sound right', very technical eh? Bound to be £££££££££££££££'s

laid up

I had an op on my foot 10 days ago and I've been off work since then and stuck indoors as I can't drive with it bandaged up and I can't walk properly either, although thats getting easier and I've been up to the local shop and post office-whoo!
I was nearly crying with boredom until Thursday when it seemed to improve somewhat and since then I have been listing things on Ebay (now I know I can get to the post office) and sorting 'stuff' out and doing all those little household jobs I am usually too lazy or too busy to do, like cleaning the oven out! I have been online ALOT and have read a few books already, and watched all the DVD's I hadn't seen yet, but I will be so glad to go back to work. Its been one extreme to the other with work as I was so busy in December which seems an age away now and I worked so much OT that I just wanted to be off work, now I want to be back. I think I have realised how much I need to go out to work, I am not cut out to be a couch potato fulltime!

I finally bought the Carvela Scorpio boots I was raving about after they were reduced to £69, but I can only wear one atm! I also recieved the Pepe jeans in a bigger (!) size but they are another thing  can't wear as I cant get them on over my bandage!


Wednesday, January 05, 2011

a little bit of 80's

I found out today Mick Karn died yesterday after a long battle with cancer.RIP Mick. Then when I was out in Central London, I saw Kim Wilde out and about, she looked good!

Saturday, January 01, 2011


Bizarrely, I had a shift yesterday that was supposed to finish at 11pm (unheard of) but, typically I ended up working a bit late so had my entry into 2011 whilst driving home, still I got to see the fireworks and a brief glimpse into other peoples lives as they celebrated New Year. Always the same, a watcher not a participant into  any festivities!

sale shopping!!!er, and full price.

Linda Evangelista's quote made cloth!

 Topshop t-shirt with Linda Evangelista's infamous quote, assuming she ever actually said it! Not arrived yet.
TS scallop edge vest £15
 Topshop plain vest,  only really ordered this to bring the total to over £100 to get free postage )returns are free).Not arrived yet.
TS Proto boots £50 (sale)
 Gorgeous Topshop Proto hi-tops, these are what I originally wanted to order,they were £50 from £100.Hope the size 5 fits as the 4 were out of stock but I notice they are now back in stock annoyingly!Not arrived yet.
TS cape top £32
 Topshop cape top, an order filler but I thought it would be one of those tops that either looks amazing on or totally crap.Not arrived yet.

All Saints cupid blouse, I ordered this as 'normal' shirts and blouses lok crap on me and I though if it works, it would be a good shirt for work on the rare days I have to wear officewear, I like to try and keep a bit of fashion in what  wear at work,even though it can be very conservative.
All Saints cupid top £25 (sale)    

Carvela Scorpio boots £99 (sale)
 Absolutely TDF Carvela boots, I havent ordered these as I am hoping they get reduced a bit more or I can get a discount code to lessen the cost a bit, but I love them!

warehouse swallow silk blouse £46.75
 Warehouse silk blouse, apparently sold out now but I dont think it does anything for me, even though I love the print, its pretty but looks like tattoos. Loved for the same reasons as the All Saints blouse above.
warehouse blouse £20
 Sale buy, going back as its teeny and I cant get it across my boobs, I might rebuy in a bigger size if I see it further reduced.
current/elliot jeans £95 (sale)
 TDF Current/Elliot biker jeans.Have totally loved these snce my lovely friend got some but 1. they are too small on me and 2. they dont look AMAZING on me which I owuld expect them to do for that price!Going back.
pepe jeans £42 (sale)
 Sale buy, nice fit but then I have had to order the bigger size!
ASOS treggings £18 I think
Awful ASOS own brand,going back!