Since I retired the Sunday Smile format, I’ve missed giving you all a round-up of my week. Enter The Weekly Write Up – a summary post of the most exciting bits of my week, accompanied by pretty (hopefully) pictures. Here’s what I’ve been up to this week…
On Tuesday I arrived home to discover a very intriguing package from the Aussie girls – very Alice in Wonderland! On the stick was a video, featuring a very nice Australian guy who made me giggle by saying ‘g’day Jen!’. A lovely bit of blogger engagement from the ever-fab Aussie ladies, and a challenge to keep all us Angels occupied.
January is such a horrible month, and January 2011 is a looooooooong one – there’s still one more weekend before payday (how will I survive? Seriously?!). The Mr and I have a surprisingly large amount of champagne in our flat, so Friday nights have become Champagne Dinner nights. It’s a great way to make the weekend special without spending lots of pennies.
This feathered fellow was a belated birthday gift from a friend. He looks quite comfortable sitting in our armchair.
On Saturday Rob and I went to a Naming Ceremony at Oulton Hall. It was such a wonderful way to spend the afternoon – Oulton Hall is a stunning 18th Century mansion with the most beautiful interior… we fell in love and are looking at prices for wedding parties.
I had a Shellac manicure this week and am very impressed. The process is described as a ‘hybrid’ – all the resistance of gel nails (which I personally really dislike) with the ease of a paint-on colour. Nails are dried under a UV lamp and the manicure can last up to 14 days. They look completely natural but are super strong. Love them.
I’ve spent most of today online window shopping and planning my possible purchases for next month. I’m taking part in Kendi’s 30 for 30 challenge in Feb – choose 30 items of clothing (inc. shoes but exc. jewellery, accessories and coats) and wear them and only them over 30 days, mixing and matching to create new combinations. My wardrobe is a little lacking after a mammoth clear out, so a few seasonal staples should give me everything I need to kick ass. You know I love a good challenge, especially if it’ll save me money (no shopping allowed!).