Sunday, May 01, 2011

DISCOVERIES...

*Gin & tonic is so much better with a slice of lime, rather than lemon. How did I not ever realise this before?

*Even though I am broke as a joke and Duckie is in the garage for £1000s worth of repairs, my wardrobe is the wardrobe that keeps on giving. I haven't been shopping for ever, but over the past couple of years I'd bought things like maxi skirts, bright colours and wide brimmed raffia hats, but felt too self conscious to wear them. And I bought spring/summer things at the APC sample sale last November. Now, out they come, into the spring light.


*Blogger has been eating my posts - perhaps for months! I vaguely thought it was odd that the archive count never said I had more than 800 something posts and now I know why! Blogger is eating them somewhere in the middle, so I can't work out which ones have disappeared. So when I post this, another one will probably disappear! I have sent an SOS out into the ether of Blogger Help - not really expecting a response, not really sure what to do. Has this happened to anyone else?

*I bought a sprig of white lilac at one of the florists employed by the royal family last Thursday, the day before the wedding. Now I know they used white lilac in the wedding flowers and I think my sprig might have been a leftover.

*My life has taken on something of a Cinderella quality recently: three parts scrubbing vegetables in the basement to one part magical fairydust. Annoyingly I can't really write about it here and I don't want to go all cryptic on you like I just did. When I discover how to reverse the formula and rescue myself (without a Prince Charming in sight) it will probably be quite obvious!

10 comments:

trashsparkle said...

That's far too cryptic - you're gonna have to tell us a bit more now!

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

Haha, oh god what have I done? I will, when I can!

anabela / fieldguided said...

Well then, you're practically royal now! Also I don't think you should feel self-conscious! Rock those maxi skirts, girl.

I hope I get to meet you this week, eek!

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

Anabela - I'm coming to the opening party I think/hope. So exciting!

If Jane said...

great discoveries...great!! ;)) love that you are a treasure chest of adventures...and glad you finally get to rock the a.p.c articles ;))

By Ellen Burney, said...

Yes to the hair chop. Yes. Yes. It was a sign. I shall savour this lime tip too.

xx

Vickie said...

uh, duh on the lime!! LOL

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

If Jane - yes indeed...

Ellen - Am gripped by fear but I think I'm going to do it anyway.

Vickie - It's practically the law to have it with lemon in England! It's like I just decided strawberries should be eaten with yoghurt instead of cream at Wimbledon.

Tiffany said...

gin and tonic + cucumber = also delicious

Bombay Beauty said...

my two cents' worth: go middle. i know, boring... but there's a manifesto here: i think men and women should have the same hair length -- men longer, women shorter. we are wearing similar clothes these days, so why not similar hair?

the scrubbing part doesn't sound so good, but the fairydust, well, quite magical...

xo

bb