Sunday, October 31, 2010

The blog post in which I waffle on...

I think this is going to be one of those blog posts where I don't quite know where to start.  Also it's probably one that serves no purpose other than getting things off of my chest.  It's been a tricky year for me trying to find a balance between health and work.  The past few weeks the balance has tipped and not particularly in my favour.  I had intended to take the past few months off but various projects came up that I couldn't turn down so now I am feeling drained physically and brain refuses to work and my body refuses to listen!  As a freelancer it's quite hard to switch off from work, especially when where you live is also your workplace.  Walking away when work is always there is more difficult than it sounds!  As is taking time off when you don't have much choice, enforced holidays are never as fun as you hope.  So now I am having to sit back and take stock of everything, try and get myself together and caaaaalllm down.

I don't really know what to do with myself, or whether I'll have the energy to commit to doing anything.  I hate sitting and doing nothing so I know it's going to be a bit of a struggle.  Try out a short course? Do some work experience? Sit and twiddle my thumbs?! Too many choices and no brain power to make one.

So does anyone have any advice, recommendations or words of wisdom?  I'll happily accept pictures of animals doing funny things too, in my case simple things really do please simple minds.

Waffling over, let the break begin.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lovely Lavenham

Ah Winter, we meet again.  As someone who feels the cold almost constantly (I'd strap hot water bottles to myself if I could) half of me dreads winter coming around.  But the other half wholeheartedly embraces it because it means a spot of winter wardrobe shopping. Wooly tights, chunky knits and bobble hats galore always somehow fall into shivering little hands.  

However the one item that always takes me longer than it should to find is a coat.  It's a tricky item to buy because I need something that keeps me toasty but that also doesn't make me resemble a mini Michelin Man.  

And so the Big Coat Hunt 2010 begins today, starting with Lavenham.

Not only does the quilted aspect of these appeal to me but it's also the choice between muted and jewel like colours, Liberty print lining and quintessential English character to them.  Their Spring Summer look book totally drew me in mainly because this is exactly how I dress (although swap the socks for million denier thick tights) right down to the shiny brogues.

I wonder if I could modify these with a huge inner pocket to slip that hot water bottle into?!

Gimme Gimme Gimme...Green(ish)

I still haven't worked out a name for this colour.  Either way, it's my favourite shade of green(ish)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sock it to me

How amazing are these socks by Kvast?  I always seem to wear mismatched socks anyway but only because they tend to disappear as soon as my back is turned.  Naughty little blighters.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's suddenly turned ever so chilly here in London within the space of a few days.  Have I missed Autumn and gone straight into winter?  Judging by the fact that I'm sitting indoors, heating on full blast wearing a hat and scarf I would say a resounding yes! So here are a few Autumn/Winter finds to celebrate the changing seasons...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cake Creations

This is what happens when illustrators go mad...

Bundt cake skirt/coffee holder, utensil limbs, cinnamon bun head and biscuit boobs

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