mustard yellow 50s skirt with pockets

In like a lion

Skirt: H&M 2012 | Sweater: Ralph Lauren (gift) | Shoes: Topshop, 2011 | Sunglasses: House of Harlow Well, who would’ve thought yellow, of all things, would become my go-to colour this year? Not me, anyway. I’d have put my last…

teal coat and tartan trousers

The Phantom of the Opera Singer

(Celebration, Florida, 2012. Has nothing to do with this post.) On Monday morning, Terry, Rubin and I were woken by the sound of an opera singer warming up her vocal chords in the office, which is just a few short…

redhead in black low-backed dress with large messy bun

Back to Black

[Dress: Karen Millen 2010 (competition prize) // Boots: Topshop 2010 // Gloves: gifted // Sunglasses: House of Harlow] Well, at least if I ever have to go to a funeral in the 1940s, I’ll know what to wear, huh? But…

Forever Amber

Leather and lace

[Lace skirt: River Island // sweater: Ralph Lauren (gift) // faux fur scarf: ASOS // Boots: Sam Edelman* // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs*] Just a very quick post today, folks: I’m actually writing this on Sunday, and Terry and…

nail po

Cut-Price Pin-Up

Dress: Missguided c/o MoneySupermarket.com // Belt: New Look // Shoes: Office (c/o) // Sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’ // Nude fishnet tights: Accessorize // Coat: in the car, waiting to be replaced once these photos were taken (although it was…

black and white dress

The Black and White Days

[Dress: River Island (2012) // Top: Primark // Boots: Topshop (2011) // Bag: vintage, c/o my mum's closet // sunglasses: House of Harlow 'Chelsea' (sold out in black, but in tortoiseshell here)] I’m embarrassed to admit it – although probably not nearly as embarrassed as I…

poppy

365 Project 21- 29: Insanity

Yeah, I know, I know: it’s ANOTHER one of those stupid “photo-a-day” roundups. Right after the last one. With nothing in between them to at least allow me to PRETEND I sometimes write about other things here. SIGH. Look, it’s…

OUT

365 Project 15 – 20: A week in winter

Day 19:  SNOMG! Last week, although I did continue taking daily photos for my 365 Project, I didn’t bother posting them on Instagram. This was partly to keep you all on your toes  because the photos I took all totally…

Rubin

Abandon heels, all ye who enter here

Jacket: Zara kids // Jeans: Citizens of Humanity c/o Shopbop // Hat: H&M // Boots: Hunter c/o Sarenza // dog leash: Rubin’s own WHAT? Oh, come on: you didn’t seriously think I’d prance around in stilettos in REAL snow, did…

winter outfit

Snowcialmedia Whiteout

Jacket: New Look (old) // sweater: Primark // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs c/o Shopbop // Pants: J Crew // Boots: Dune (bought with giftcard: new but sold out) // sunglasses: House of Harlow) “SNOWCIALMEDIA WHITEOUT” (Snow’shul’meedja white’out): the situation…

green 50s style dress

Yes, I was wearing a coat.

Dress: Dorothy Perkins (old) // Boots: Topshop Barley2 (old) // faux-fur scarf: eBay // petticoat: eBay // sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’ // gloves: gifted Oh look, I’m wearing a green dress, what a surprise! Also: we got some OMGSNOW….

studded shoes and bag

Investment Shopping

J Crew coat // Zara dress // House of Harlow sunglasses // Dune studded clutch bag (bought with gift card) // Christian Louboutin ‘Mad Mary’ heels // Gucci watch (21st birthday gift, still going strong!)  If I was the type…

365 project

365 Photo-a-Day Project #1-8: Starting Over

As I mentioned in my New Year’s post, this year I’ve embarked upon a 365 project, in which I’m endeavoring to take a photo every day for year. And I’m doing it on Instagram, because, well, OF COURSE I’m doing…

polka dot coat

Blowing the cobwebs away

Coat: Debenhams (Christmas gift from my parents) // jeans: 7 for All Mankind slim cigarette jeans  c/o Shopbop // shoes: Kurt Geiger Corso Como OK, I’m just going to say it: I’m glad the “festive” season is finally over. I mean, don’t…

telephone box

New Year’s Day

Robert Rodriguez pencil dress c/o Shopbop // Sam Edelman boots c/o Shopbop // faux fur H&M scarf // leather bow gloves (gift from my parents) // Gucci sunglasses Well so far it looks like 2013 is shaping up to be a long-sleeved…

New Year's Eve

All that glitters

(Zara pencil dress // Schuh heels – both from 2011) Happy New Year, everyone! Every year, I try my best not to build New Year’s Eve into the emotional ordeal it so often turns out to be for me. I…

Christmas

Obligatory Christmas Day photo overload

Season’s greetings, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying a good Christmas/holiday season/Wednesday/delete as appropriate. *Goes to check that it is, in fact, Wednesday. Realises it’s actually Thursday. Panics slightly at the realisation that OMG, the time, it is passing her by….

red Tibi taffeta skirt

Festive

Skirt: Tibi c/o Shopbop // turtleneck: Primark // Boots: Topshop // obi belt: New Look (I think) Yes, I know: I look a bit like Mrs. Claus here. Trust me, it could have been – and almost WAS- so much…

tan over-the-knee boots

The Melting

Coat: Primark c/o VoucherCodes.co.uk // Dress: ASOS // Boots: Zara Well, it snowed. Boo! And then it melted! Yay! And then… it snowed again. Double boo! These photos were actually taken at the start of the week, during a “melting”…

trees in winter

A happy accident

ASOS skirt // Zara sweater // H&M scarf // Matalan shoes // gifted brooch // Gucci sunglasses c/o Shopbop // Accessorize nude fishnet tights You know how my clothes have a tendency to meet with unfortunate accidents? Well, it turns…

Green polka dot midi dress

The tale of the green polka dot midi dress

Dress-worn-as-skirt: River Island (old) // turtleneck: Primark // Boots: Sam Edelman c/o Shopbop (old) // Bag: Marc Jacobs c/o Shopbop  You guys, there was a day without rain! I got to leave the house! And wear clothes that weren’t jeans!…

stripe trench coat

A face without freckles is like a sky without stars

(Terrible weather = no new photos, so this one is an out-take from this older post…) Last week while I was looking for things to purge from the house (Aside: I think I started off too enthusiastically with this. The first few…

winter sun

Another horsedreamer’s blues…

(Er, obviously not an outfit photo, just here because posts without photos look all kinds of wrong to me now…) I HAD hoped to have another outfit post for you this week (Because I know how you all can’t live without…

polka dot midi dress

Backwards

Dress: ASOS // Boots: Topshop Barley2 (old) // sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’ A few days after this dress appeared on the ASOS website, I started getting messages from people suggesting that I might want to check it out. It’s…

Walk This Way

Dress: Zara // Boots: Topshop Barley2 (old) // clutch: vintage c/o my mum’s closet // suglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’ OK, first up, I have absolutely no idea what that weird green light on my stomach is in the very first photo….

UK fashion blog

The Understudy

Mint cords: H&M // mint sweater : H&M // jacket: New Look (old) // shoes: Buffalo ‘Beyza’ c/o Sarenza Gah. I’ve started this post about five times now, and every single time I’ve just scrapped it and started over again,…

Louche Leanna dress

In Uniform

Dress: Louche ‘Leanna’ dress c/o Zalando // Shoes: Office c/o Idealo.co.uk // Cardigan: Next Kids // Nude fishnet tights: Accessorize Last week the people at Zalando got in touch and asked me if I’d like to try out a couple…

yellow dress

And it was all yellow

Dress: Dorothy Perkins // Shoes: New Look // Petticoat: eBay // Coat: not shown, but definitely present I’ve been wearing mostly jeans and trousers (and actually, mostly the SAME jeans and the SAME old trousers) lately, so this weekend, in…

high heeled boots

Under the Weather

Dress: Dorothy Perkins  // Boots: River Island // Sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’ // Cardigan: Star by Julien MacDonald // Clutch: vintage  Well, as predicted, Everyone’s Favourite Season has kinda made me lose the will to live blog. This weekend was…

Christian Louboutin shoes

Autumn Outfit, take 2

(New Look jacket // Zara turtleneck // H&M pants // Christian Louboutin shoes) Be not deceived, fair readers (sorry, I’ve been really into Jane Austen lately…): other than this outfit and the one before it, I’ve so far spent most…

Forever Amber: personal style blog

End of the line

(H&M trousers // New Look jacket // Ralph Lauren sweater // Topshop shoes // Vintage clutch // Gucci sunglasses c/o Shopbop) Folks, I’m having a touch of Blogger’s Block here. I’m all out of words. I think I must have…

gingernut

Gingernut

I am out running. It’s a bright, sunny afternoon – one of those near-mythical crisp days which make me almost understand why people love autumn. I’m jogging along, listening to music through my headphones, totally lost in my own little…

House of Harlow 'Chelsea' sunglasses

Here be pirates

[H&M skirt // Zara shoes (old) // thrifted sweater // House of Harlow 'Chelsea' sunglasses //  Accessorize nude fishnet tights // vintage bag c/o my mum] So, picture it: we’re on the way out to dinner. Despite having known all day that…

Forever Amber: UK personal style blog

Pale September

 [Cord trousers and cable sweater: H&M // Shoes: Faith (old) //  Marc by Marc Jacobs  bag and Gucci cat-eye sunglasses (c/o Shopbop)] (OK, I know it’s October now (and boo hiss to that, I say!) but it was still September when these photos were taken…

heart print pants

Heart print and high heels

(Trousers, shoes and scarf: Primark // clutch: New Look // Top: Dorothy Perkins // Sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’) No one was arrested – or, indeed, questioned by the police – during the taking of these photos. That’s the good…

red-hair

How to Enhance Red Hair

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about my hair colour: specifically, is it real, and if not, what the hell is it? (My favourite of these questions so far: “Is that REAL hair on her head?” uttered…

D70_1438

A Person of Interest

(Skirt: ASOS // top: Zara: shoes: Primark ; clutch: New Look // sunglasses: House of Harlow ‘Chelsea’) This was going to be a totally different blog post from the one it’s ended up being. I WAS going to talk about…

red jeans and Rubin

Not Dark Yet

[Jeans: Next // sweater: Primark // Blazer: H&M // shoes: New Look] I don’t consider autumn to be officially under-way until the day I get all of my winter clothes out of storage. And I don’t normally do that until the…

perfect fit button

This week I…

  … broke my mouse. My computer mouse, I mean. Not an actual, real-life mouse. Because I don’t have an actual, real-life mouse. If I did, though, I’d be advising that actual mouse to get the hell out of my…

H&M peplum top

In the Nude

[Trousers and peplum top: H&M // Shoes: Dune 'Olsen' // Sunglasses: House of Harlow 'Chelsea' // Hair bow: American Apparel // Bag: my mum's] Hello, Google searchers who’ve found this post having searched for a very different kind of “redhead posing”…

perfect fit button

The Pursuit of the Perfect Jeans

 [Jeans: J Brand c/o Shopbop // Jacket and collar: Zara // peplum top: Topshop // Shoes: Rocket Dog // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs c/o Shopbop // Sunglasses: Gucci]  For the past couple of years, I’ve been constantly in pursuit of the…

mint green outfit

The Lion, the Witch and the Transitional Wardrobe

[Jacket, top and trousers (sold out in mint, but other colours available here): H&M // shoes: Carvela 'Australia' c/o Sarenza // sunglasses: eBay // necklace: ancient, no idea] OK, before we go any further here, I’m just going to come…

pink polka dot and stripe shoes

One more for the road…

[Skirt: Topshop // T-shirt: Primark // Shoes: Menbur c/o Sarenza // Petticoat: eBay] …one more 50s-style skirt, worn with high heels and a bun, that is, then I promise I’ll stop … until next summer, when this little “uniform” of…

Amber

Blogstory

[ASOS skirt // Forever 21 shirt // Casadei shoes] Last week, Sarah at Tumbleweed Twine wrote a wonderful post about her “blogstory”, i.e. the story of how she got into blogging. I always find this kind of thing fascinating anyway,…

D70_9260

Veruca Salt

[Skirt: River Island // top: Primark // shoes: New Look] On Friday morning, Terry and I were woken from our slumbers by the sound of a workman arriving at the house next door. Or, rather, we were woken by the…

gingham peep toes

The Star of the Show

So, there I was, just hanging out in the garden, as you do. Posing. Totally unaware of Terry standing right there in front of me, with the camera. When all of a sudden… Oh. Hi, Rubin. Why so suspicious? You…

Florida

All Off-White on the Night

[Trousers and top: Zara // bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs c/o Shopbop // Shoes: Buffalo c/o Spartoo // Sunglasses: random gift shop in Orlando c/o my dad] Well, folks, it’s a big day here at the ol’ blawg, for today,…

retro fashion blog

The ’59 Sound

[Dress: ASOS (new, but sold out) // Shoes: Paul & Betty c/o Sarenza // Bag: New Look (ancient) // Petticoat: eBay] Not the best photo location, I’m afraid  (We’ve noticed recently that even if it’s been sunny all day, it’s…

Icebar

Icebar Orlando

Because we don’t get to be freezing cold often enough here in the UK, when we were in Orlando this summer, we decided to go and be freezing cold in the Icebar, which, as the name suggests (and as you…

Tantallon Castle

East Coast, represent

[Dress (worn as skirt): Miss Selfridge via ebay // top: ancient, no idea // shoes: gift from my parents] When I was just a few years old, my parents announced that we would be going on holiday to Spain: a…

uk fashion blog

Women Who Love Polka Dots Too Much

[Dress: handmade by my mum // shoes: Buffalo 'Alisha' c/o Spartoo] The sun came out. And so did the polka dots. Actually, the polka dots come out regardless of whether it’s sunny or not. You all know this. But this…

Schuh 'Garda' red gingham wedges

In Praise of the Midi Dress

[Dress: ASOS // Shoes: Schuh 'Garda' wedges (old)] Hi everyone! It’s time for your regularly scheduled weather/outfit report. Because I just KNOW you all wake up in the mornings and think, “Gosh, I wonder what the weather is like in Scotland…

High Tea at the Grand Floridian

Heart-Shaped Shoes at The Grand Floridian

[Dress: River Island (old) // Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa c/o Sarenza // Cardigan: H&M (new) // Sunglasses: Gucci c/o Shopbop] I’ve written about high tea at the Grand Floridia (or “Grand Tea at the High Floridian, as I just wrote….)…

I propose to find a new path

Jupiter Artland

As I mentioned in my last post, Terry and I decided to take a couple of days off last week to try and take advantage of the drier-than-usual weather (That turned out to be a wise decision, too: I’m typing…

UK fashion & personal style blog

Surf n’ Turf

(Dress: Topshop (old) // Blazer: Zara (new) // shoes: River Island (old) ) Last week, as loyal readers (hi, mum and dad!) may recall, Wednesday was to be the only vaguely sunny day of the week, so we took full…

Disney's Boardwalk

The Accidental Dress

[Dress: Stop Staring 'Boardwalk' dress // Shoes: Paris Hilton (yes, really) via TK Maxx] This dress is Stop Staring’s “Boardwalk” dress. And I wore it to… Walt Disney’s Boardwalk. Yes, I went there, with the matchy-matchy. Yes I did. My…

ASOS gingham pencil dress

One Thousand

[Dress: ASOS (sold out in gingham, but new versions available in block colours here , wallpaper print here, and OMGPOLKADOT here) // Shoes: Carvela 'Assemble'] This is my 1,000th post here at Forever Amber. I thought I would mark the occasion by writing my…

totally has a face

The Prisoner of Bathroomatraz

Everyone else is writing about the Olympics opening ceremony this morning. Instead of doing that, though, I’m going to write about that time I locked myself in the bathroom. That time known as “yesterday”. (With apologies to those of you…

shoes

Playing hookey

[Capri pants: ASOS // tank top: River Island // shoes: gift from my parents // glasses: eBay // cardigan: shop in Orlando about 8 years ago // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs c/o Shopbop] Back in the days when I…

green polka dot skirt

Double Dotted

[Swimsuit: George at Asda (old) // Skirt: Forever 21 (new, but not online) // Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa (old)] Yup, we’re back in Florida, folks. Not literally, obviously – just in the sense that I’m back to posting outfit…

Blue dress and cardigan

What not to wear on a windy day

[Dress: River Island (old) // Cardigan: H&M (new, but couldn't find it on the website) // brooch: New Look (old) // Shoes: Carvela 'Australia' c/o Sarenza] Over the weekend, Terry and I noticed that we were starting to get some…

Hogwarts

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Every year for about the past five years now, Terry’s birthday (and my dad’s too, actually)  has fallen while we’ve been on holiday. Which just isn’t fair, is it? I’m currently campaigning to have my own birthday moved to June,…

Ted Baker 'Keanah' pumps

If in doubt, wear green

Dress: Louche ‘Leigh’ spotty dress // Shoes: Ted Baker ‘Keanah’  After the extreme wordiness of my last post, I’m going to keep the talk to a minimum with this one, and merely note that these spots? Are pin dots, not polka…

and they all lived happily ever after

The Ducks

OK, so, on the last episode of “Amber Recounts Her Holiday in Tedious Detail”, I was still in Clearwater, where I was wearing a playsuit, and probably flashing everyone within a five mile radius, for all I know. After a…

Stop Staring dress

Polka Dots & Cherries

(Dress, Stop Staring; shoes, Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon ‘Cherries’) On our way back to the apartment after the trip to Tarpon Springs I wrote about in my last post, we stopped in at the little town of Dunedin*,…

Forever Amber

Baby, there’s a shark in the water…

The whole time she was at the coast, my mum (who is a worrier, like me) remained in a constant state of RED ALERT, perpetually scanning the horizon for the sight of the shark fins which she was convinced would…

Florida sunset

Sand in my shoes

(Dress: Bettie Page ‘Jazmin’ dots; shoes, Zara; sunburnt nose, Amber’s own) Ladies and gentlemen, let’s have a warm Forever Amber welcome for this red belt! It’s a little crooked, it looks like it’s fastened in the wrong hole, and I…

Clearwater

Freshly squeezed Florida orange

(Shorts, H&M; tank, New Look; wedges, River Island) One of the things I love about Florida – and about holidays in general, actually – is the way an ordinary little café can suddenly feel like the Best! Place! Ever! just because…

Zara stripe tulip dress

Red, white and blue

(Zara dress; Christian Louboutin shoes; Gucci sunglasses) Today is the 4th of July (Happy 4th, American friends!), and even although that fact has absolutely no relevance for me whatsoever, I figured I’d show you this little red, white and blue…

Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach, June 2012

Well, folks, we’re back, as you can probably tell from the fact that my Instagram photos have abruptly switched from photos of sunsets (and, er, rubber ducks…) back to their usual programming of photos of Rubin. And rain. (OK, I…

Forever Amber

Fashion Blogger, jumping

(Blazer and shorts, H&M; top, Madewell; shoes, Zara) Hey, folks, remember me? I’m still in Florida, but we’ve been having a spell of rainy weather, so I’m taking advantage of the downtime (while my dad barbecues in the rain, wearing…

Forever Amber

Carried Away

(Terry carries me back to his cave after Steven and Lindsay’s wedding this week…) Thanks to the wonders of scheduled posts, by the time you read this, I’ll be… um, I was going to say I’d be en route to…

birdcage veil

The Saga of the Trashy Diva Honey Dress

(Dress and jacket, Trashy Diva; shoes Christian Louboutin; fascinator made by my mum, and handbag stolen from her, accessorized with Trashy Diva bow) Yesterday, our two good friends Lindsay and Steven got married. It was an absolutely amazing day: the…

Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Lady Dragon jelly shoes

As Happy as a Dog With Two Tails

(Dorothy Perkins dress; Vivienne Westwood /Melissa Lady Dragon heart shoes, c/o Sarenza) Unlike me, Rubin isn’t a big fan of the heat. Which I guess is understandable, given that “personal style” for him involves wearing the same, white fur coat…

50s style gingham circle skirt

One gingham skirt short of a picnic

(ASOS skirt, Jasper Conran shoes, Primark tee, eBay sunglasses) If you’re a regular reader of this here blog, and you happen to be based in the UK, you’ve probably been expecting this post. “Oh great,” I can almost hear you…

shopping

On the south-most tip of North America…

[Clearwater Beach, Gulf of Mexico, Florida] This is where I’ll be this time next month. This is also why I’ve been a bit quiet recently: as regular readers know, the approach of a holiday sees me pretty much chained to…

Forever Amber: the story of clothes

The Story of Clothes

(Zara pants, La Redoute sweater, Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag and Gucci sunglasses (c/o Shopbop) A couple of years ago, I discovered a vintage Jean Varon dress in a thrift store in Edinburgh. Now, I’m no fashion historian, but this…

polka dot dress and red wedges

Fields of Gold

I have to admit, all these years I’ve been writing about Nigel, the International Man of Mystery Next Door, there’s been a little part of me which secretly hoped the mystery would never be solved, and that we would just…

Forever Amber

I Quit the Gym

(Primark trench, J Crew trousers, Next shoes.) I quit the gym. Yes, Others, YOU WIN, with your space-invading ways, your whistling and your general other-ness . You can have the gym, see if I care. Although, before you go feeling…

Forever Amber

Seven Things

( Miss Selfridge via eBay dress; Vivienne Westwood for Melissa shoes; mystery  cardigan, eBay sunglasses) Jenni tagged me to do one of those “Seven Random Things About Me” posts a couple of weeks ago, and I started it, then quickly…

Nigel the International Man of Mystery Next Door

Nigel Cometh

Our car was officially written off yesterday. I knew it would be, of course, but I’m still completely devastated. It doesn’t help that right before we got the email (yes, they told us by email. Presumably so that we wouldn’t…

Forever Amber

What’s black and white and red all over?

(Dress, River Island; shoes, Office c/o Idealo; clutch, stolen from my mum) Thanks for all of your comments on my last post, everyone: I’m still feeling pretty craptastic about it all, to be honest, so here are some photos from…

It Could Have Been Worse

Last Thursday morning, Terry and I had some errands to run. We set out early, and it was a bit of a stressful morning, for one reason or another, so by the time we got back into the car and…

edinburgh

What March Looked Like

Kurt Geiger’s wall of shoes I had a whole other post planned out for today, but then I remembered it was Easter, and that no one ever reads blogs on holidays, do they? Which makes them as good a time…

OMGSNOW

And then this happened

(Image fails to depict blizzard that was blowing at the time…) … which kind of explains why I was so happy about the sunshine last week, no? I guess it’s a good job I kept out some coats and boots…

tunnel vision

So little to say, so much time

It’s a sad fact of my life that when I’m actually, you know, doing stuff, I don’t have the time to write about it, and I usually forget to photograph it, too. I will never be one of those people…

Forever Amber

Fashion Blogger Clichés, Part 2

(Dress, River Island last year; Shoes, TK Maxx, about 6 years ago.) For some reason, sunny weather (Oh, hey, did I mention we’ve been having sunny weather recently? Did I? Because I feel like I haven’t gushed about it quite enough…

Forever Amber

A host of golden daffodils

So picture it: there I am wandering lonely as cloud. You know, like I do. When all of a sudden, what do I see? Only a crowd! A host! Of golden daffodils! That totally matched my outfit! “Quick, Terry,” I…

Amber of Orange

Yes, I am still talking about it

This morning I got up not-so-bright and early, and headed to the supermarket, where I purchased the bottle of Head & Shoulders Citrus which I should have just bought the second this whole “orange hair” saga started.  Well, you know…

red hair

Orange Crush

It’s… still kind of orange. I’ve been washing it faithfully with Head & Shoulders, and it’s faded quite a bit, but I still have my orange temples (That’s totally going to be the name of my band, by the way: Amber…

vogue

Cheers to the freakin’ weekend

(The highlight of the weekend: a crisp (potato chip, Americans) with a heart. The only thing better would’ve been a crisp with a shoe. Or if I’d backed the hell away from it a bit, so this photo wasn’t such…

you're welcome

For External Use Only

It’s been a long week. I haven’t been sleeping very well, which means I’ve been even more tired and groggy in the mornings than I usually am: and trust me when I tell you that I’m usually REALLY tired and…

green pencil skirt

Save Our Shoes

If you read any of my other blogs, or follow me on any of the approximately 1,763,345 social networks I’m currently part of, you will probably already know that I’ve spent the last 24 hours shamelessly begging people to join…

Forever Amber

Season of Spots

You know how people have Advent calendars, to count down the days to Christmas? I think I want one of those for Spring. I get MUCH more excited about Spring than I ever do about Christmas. Even although there is…

mint green top

Saturday Morning Shopping

(I took this photo by mistake while scrabbling around on the floor, trying to find a sock I thought I’d lost while trying on shoes. I thought it summed up my morning pretty well, though.) I wear earplugs every night…

march

February in Photos

February has always been my least favourite month of the year. It’s a dark and vicious little month, and for a long time, it felt like if something bad was going to happen, it would definitely happen in February. And…

Scooby Ru(bin)

Just in case any of you were worried that my recent silence is a sign that the ghost which switches our TV on and knocks over our posters had taken more drastic action against Terry and I, I’m here to report…

OMGUFO

A Walk in Winter

This afternoon, we decided to jump in the car and take Rubin for a long walk in the countryside just outside town.  We actually thought we were being pretty clever here (Yeah, I know: famous last words…), because the thing…

beehive hairdo

Messy Beehivehead

A few weeks ago, Terry decided that he hadn’t seen enough snow over the past couple of winters, so he and a couple of his friends booked a series of snowboarding lessons at a place in Glasgow. The lessons are…

rubin-in-the-bath

Oh, the irony…

So, after yesterday’s incident, in which Terry left the front door open all night, prompting the police to pay us a visit in the early hours of the morning, I resorted to desperate measures to make sure the same thing…