Sunday, 25 November 2012

I ♥ Scotland

Last weekend I visited Scotland for the first time and I absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back. Reason for this little jaunt, this was birthday celebration number 3 for our dear friend whose actual birthday was FIVE weeks ago. Talk about dragging it out! I thought I was bad insisting on a birthday week but I've been trumped. Just goes to show that boys are bigger divas than the girls. Uh huh, yeah I said it.

Saturday morning the 4 of us headed to Kings Cross to catch the 8:00 train to Edinburgh. Starting as we mean to go on, it was beers all round by 9:00, which was probably the reason for this behaviour.

Me and my Bestie, Lady Lop

The plan for the weekend was to have a nice lunch, visit Edinburgh Castle and see Chase and Status at The Liquid Rooms. We managed 1 out of 3. 

Rather than stay at a hotel, we rented a 2 bedroom apartment for the night at The Cannon Court. Priority on arrival was a booze run so we sent the boys to Tesco for supplies. Didn't quite expect them to return with a trolley! (they did take it back the next day)

James, Mickey 'Birthday Binge' Coletti, Kirsty
Me and the boys
Having stocked up we decided to venture out and explore Edinburgh via a mini pub crawl.
Next time I visit I would like to do it slightly more sober as I didn't fully get to appreciate the beautiful architecture, although I did manage a few snaps...

I'm childish and I know it.

The rest of Saturday is a bit of blur, but we did meet up with the Scottish contingent (as our friends will now be known) and here we all are at The Liquid Rooms, getting our skank on to a night of drum n bass

On the way home to London we stopped off for few drinks at Edinburgh station and to say goodbye to our friends.

I ♥ Scotland

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Outfit Post #2 - Party Dresses by New Look

New Look - Party Dresses

Every advert on TV at the moment seems to be Christmas themed. Now that bonfire night has been and gone, there is no getting away from it, the festive season is on it's way. My work Christmas party at the beginning of December so only a few weeks away. Time to start thinking about the all important party dress. New Look have pulled out the stops with party dresses that won't break the bank. These are my favourites under £45

Monday, 5 November 2012

Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Secret Santa Gift Ideas

If you work in an office, chances are you'll be getting involved in the tradition of secret Santa this Christmas. Secret Santa can be a bit of a minefield, especially if you end up getting someone who you don't know too well. These secret Santa gift ideas, all £10 or under.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Outfit Post #1

Outfit Post #1

I absolutely adore these boots and have styled the rest of the outfit around them. I could see myself wearing this for dinner and cocktails with the girls.

Top - Topshop £38
Earrings - Asos - £30
Boots - Topshop - £80
Jeggings - River Island - £35
Bag - Topshop - £42

Friday, 2 November 2012

Money Saving Tip

When I used to have credit cards, if I saw something expensive that I wanted like a new handbag or sunglasses I would stick it on the plastic without even thinking about it. Since getting rid of credit cards a few years ago I have become a lot more frugal. This little tip is great for saving for those expensive treats. I like to call it the £2 challenge. Every time a £2 coin comes my way I don't spend it, it goes straight into my money jar. I find that £2 coins aren't as common as £1 coins so I don't feel too short changed (pardon the pun) but they do stack up quickly enough to make a difference. When the jar is full, if I still want that item I can but it guilt free. Give it a go!