These photos were taken a few weeks back in Berwick on Tweed. We had gone to Bamburgh, a little coastal town with a big castle, earlier in the day. The sun had done its regular trick of shining in the morning and duping me into wearing something completely inappropriate for the cooling temperatures and torrential downpours that inevitably came later in the afternoon. These photos were taken just as the first drops were starting to fall. That morning, I had quite by chance picked up Miss 5's flower bobbles and decided to put my hair in bunches. Mainly just to disguise the fact that it needed a wash. I hadn't worn my hair like this for ages but found that I really quite liked it.
Top & beads - Charity shop
Cardi - New Look
Jeans - Supermarket
Sandals - Schuh
Wonky owl brooch - Primark
Not sure how age appropriate these are, but quite honestly, I couldn't care less. I can easily still see myself wearing them when I'm 50.
Thank you so much ladies for thinking of me. If you haven't already, please do visit their respective blogs as I am positive you will enjoy them as much as I do.
The rules are very similar - share 7 things about yourself - so I will combine them in this post.
OK... scratches head... admittedly this took a fair while. I'm sure if I was to sit in a bar on a one to one with any one of my talented and erudite readers... not just any bar mind you, it would have to serve cheap whisky shots and have a spectacularly good jukebox... anyway, If I was to do that, one might, by the end of the night, think me quite interesting! I tend to come into my own with a bottle of Jack and the right ambience. However, in the cold light of day, trying to think of 7 random, blogworthy and appropriate things to share becomes more of a challenge. Here goes...
#1. I don't do Social Networking. I don't have a Facebook or Twitter account. (as a result I can't get on Pinterest, boo!) I generally think putting yourself, your friends and family out there for the consumption of all and sundry, aside from being a terrifying prospect, is potentially very dangerous. I have heard so many social networking horror stories. I have nothing against people who use Facebook and Twitter and I can see the benefits of it, particularly if used to promote a business etc, it's just not for me.
#2. I prefer anonymity. Those of you who've been with me from the start of my blogging adventure may remember the days when I used to hide behind the 'curtain' of my hair in all outfit shots or try and obscure my face with some kind of Picnik trickery. (see also #1) I realised pretty swiftly that this wasn't going down too well with my readers and wasn't sustainable if I wanted to take my blog in the direction I wished. I have never been a person who's comfortable in front of a camera or comfortable being the centre of attention. This has obviously been a struggle over the years due to the way I've dressed and worn my hair etc. These days, I'm barefaced enough not to care. Also, I've found that regular blogging has increased my confidence in front of the camera and made me feel a lot more at ease with my appearance. A big upside.
#3. I first became interested in blogs after I'd had my daughter 5 years ago. To cut a depressing story short, I went through a horrendous time as a new mum which included the mother of all identity crises. I didn't feel, look, or behave like any other mothers I knew so I slowly began to seek inspiration in the form of Flickr groups like Wardrobe Remix and blogs like 'Diary of a Vintage Girl' and 'Liebe Marlene'. Women similar in age to me who seemed to have their style sussed and their lives down to a tee. I slowly started to
stalk more bloggers discover more and more blogs and eventually worked up the courage to join GFC so I could be a commenter. It took a further 2 years or so for me to take the plunge into the blogging world myself. Hey, good things take time!
#4 When I was a teenager my favourite writer was Oscar Wilde (I was very much influenced by Morrissey). I read everything I could get by him and had a giant poster of him on my bedroom wall with the famous quote "
"We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars"
He was one in a long line of deceased writers and fictional characters that I had huge crushes on.
#5 I once came away from an All About Eve concert with a blow up sheep given to me by the guitarist. Not exactly sure why. I soon abandoned it when it started to attract a lot of unsavoury attention from the waifs and strays of the London Underground. I was very naive in those days.
#6 The first film me and Mr N went to see together was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I still watch it sometimes, mainly for Clementine's hair and clothes.
#7 I was once tested for Aspergers syndrome. I met 3 out of 5 of the specific criteria and was found to be at the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. I cried my eyes out when I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Apparently we all have a bit of it in us
The rules say I have to tag more blogs but I'm going to pass on this bit. A lot of my fave blogs have either already already been tagged by me or other bloggers recently or have just tagged me!
If you made it to the end of all that, thanks for sticking with me!
I'm off to watch David Bowie & The Story of Ziggy Stardust on BBC catch up
Have a good night