2009

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Happy New Year!

I keep forgetting that today isn’t just the last day of the year: it’s the last day of the decade, and the first decade…

Yo, ho, ho!

On. A. Break.

Well, folks, at last it’s that magical time of year! No, not Christmas: my cheap winter-sun vacation in the Canary Islands, duh! We fly…

Pre-Holiday Product Haul

Well, as I’ve mentioned a couple of times (or three, or four…) I’m off to the Canary Islands on Monday, to try to grab…

sand dunes

Winter holiday is GO!

You know how in the aftermath of Black Friday, I was all, “WAH! Advance posts deleted! Can’t go on holiday! Life over!”? Mercifully, it…

Yet another catastrophic failure

After the “catastrophic failure” that mysteriously led Heart Internet to lose all of my websites on Friday afternoon, I had thought all of our…

Almost Ill

As my mother would say, I seem to be “hanging” with some kind of illness. This is Scottish-speak for “Why, I fear I may…

Tetris Legs

Anyone play Tetris? I’ve been playing it a lot this week. A LOT. I’ve been playing Tertris on my phone, in fact, every time…

Lancome Deluxe Brush Set

I badly need to replace some of my makeup brushes at the moment, and even although I know I’ll probably bow to the inevitable…

the-culprit

In the doghouse

Remember the shirt Terry got for completing his 10k run on the weekend? It was white. Pristine. It had the name of the race…

Gym Etiquette, revisited

Riddle me this, readers: You’re at the gym. It’s empty, but for one solitary person – a clumsy redhead, say – who is wheezing…

rubin-beanie

Hat Trick

Last week I was taking a look at the River Island website (for, er, research purposes, you understand), when this hat caught my eye:…

At the pool*

Friday Photo: Wine Time!

So, I’ve noticed that no one actually comes here on a Friday, so I thought I’d revive the Friday Photo that I used to…

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The Day I (Almost) Died

Today I did my first ever 10km run. 10km! And OK, I did it on the treadmill rather than outside, and I didn’t exactly…

When good brands go SPAM

…and I’m not talking about the spammer who keeps emailing Terry using the subject line, “Terry you’re an idiot” and providing a pornographic image…

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Gratuitous Rubin: sunbeam

Rubin’s favourite sleeping spot: the little pool of sunlight that falls through the bathroom window and lands in the hallway: On Saturday morning, the…

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The Green Dress Cometh

Well, the replacement green dress arrived on Saturday morning (I waited all morning for the mail, so obviously it arrived the very second I…

Green Dress Update

Remember my beloved green dress? The one that was tragically and mysteriously LOST? Well, it’s still lost. Sorry, I just realised that the start…

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The birds! The birds!

This week we’ve had a new visitor here in The Shrieking Shack (if you’ve ever had birds, you’ll know exactly why I call it…

Review: Sephora Brand Atomic

I guess it’s fitting that my favourite mascara so far of all the brands in the Sephora Lash Stash pack should be the Sephora brand mascara…

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Ol’ Scabby McScabberson

[Important Disclaimer: I wrote this post in a misguided attempt to be funny. Almost all of the posts I’ve ever written on this site…