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Great job, Royal Fail…

Posted on November 16th, just turned up this morning, without so much as an “Oh, hey, sorry we’ve been holding your mail hostage for…

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Pot Luck

It’s been a while since I last whined wrote about my old nemesis, the OMGSNOW, and that’s because, as luck would have it, we’ve…

Video: Tenerife 2010

  Well, 2011 has come in like a lion, which is a bit weird, really, because that’s supposed to be March’s job. I wonder…

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Dressember Day 27: Ol’ Curly

(Dress, ASOS (obviously); shoes, Christian Louboutin) I actually wasn’t going to bother posting these photos because as well as the Christmas season stealing all…

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Dressember Day 13: Daylight!

(Dress, George via eBay; shoes, Vivienne Westwood for Melissa) OMG! A photo that wasn’t taken at night, on the hotel balcony! Well, I didn’t…

Two Weeks

December 26th, 2003. I always describe it as the worst day of my life so far. It’s the uncertainty that gets you, isn’t it?…

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Ten

I’ve written this post in advance, so think of me today as a kind of ghostly voice from the past, if you will. (Aside:…

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Snow My God!

I know you’re all sitting on the edges of your seats right now, thinking, “OMG, I wonder how on earth Amber is coping with…

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“But it’s SO pretty!”

Our plans for the weekend? Cancelled. Because of the OMGSNOW. Our grocery delivery today? Cancelled. Because of the OMGSNOW. (So no food for us…

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Going Commando

So, this happened: And this, my friends, is why I leave the country every December, if it’s humanly possible. “Imagine if we weren’t going…

Night of the Living Crabs

It happened again. It’s the early hours of the morning, and I wake up suddenly to find a huge piece of machinery standing next…

Friend Friday: Blogger Copying

This week’s Friend Friday is about blogger copying, and as regular readers will even now be realising with a sinking heart, this is a…

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Dreaming of December…

… because in December I’m going to be back here: Tenerife, Canary Islands. I’m up in the mountains at the time, which is why…

Meeting the Mouse

So, picture it: it’s late last night, I’ve just finished up work, and am clearing the day’s debris from my desk before going to…

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Boxwatch 2010: Boxing Clever

In the comments on my last post, Katri said she’d been hoping for an update on The Box, and, well, that’s really all the…

Blurry iPhone photos FTW!

Boxwatch 2010

Folks, this box set up residence in my living room approximately 4 weeks ago: It’s still there. It arrived containing a part for Terry’s…

Sleep Talk and Teeth

One of the most unexpected side-effects of the Invisalign treatment I’ve been having has been a dramatic increase in the number of “OMG, my…

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Queen of the Stone Age

“I die!” (Shoe Challenge # 51, for Shoeperwoman.com) Remember those sheep I became friends with this summer? Well, they weren’t the only surprise this…

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Kid Fears

If you’re a longtime reader, or are one of my parents, you will already know much, much more than you ever wanted to about…

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Back to the Asylum

Terry actually took these photos for one of my Shoeper Shoe Challenges today, but, as usual, he took about eleventy-one shots, so I thought…

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Why I Should Never Shop Alone:

I go out to buy cheap trousers, I come back with Louboutins. And this is why I’m not allowed to go shopping any more….

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Seven Random Facts

Lovely Roisin  (whose blog you should totally be reading, by the way) nominated me for a Beautiful Blogger Award last week, and because there’s…

That One Time I Tried To Ride a Rollercoaster

Bucket List With a Twist

A while back, Terry and I watched The Bucket List. Man, I hated that movie. Not because it’s a bad movie, I hasten to add:…

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The Sheep Whisperer

So, a few days after my misadventure with the sheep, I headed back to the scene of the crime: only this time, I took…

The Comfort of Strangers

On Tuesday, Terry and I decided it was time to re-introduce Rubin to the outside world, by resuming his daily walk, which we’d temporarily…

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Taking the Long Way Around

So, I decided to start running outdoors again. Yeah, I know: been there, done that, got the washed-out Nike t-shirt (actually it’s a tank…

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Back From the Blogging Brink

So, this is awkward, isn’t it? I mean, it’s been so long: we’ve lost touch, drifted apart. Some of you have probably changed your…

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Homecoming

Well, folks, I brought an unexpected souvenir back from Florida: a heavy cold, which arrived the day before we left and gleefully packed its…

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High Tea at the Grand Floridian

I’ve actually already posted some of these over at Shoeperwoman, but on the off-chance that there’s anyone still reading over here, too, here are some…

Whoops, I did it again…

I know this is essentially an action replay of my holiday LAST year, but oh look, Neiman Marcus had a sale on! Uh-oh. Minutes…

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Coming Home

Well, folks, we made it. And having only been in the States for about five hours, I’d already bought myself a Zac Posen for…

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THE FEAR

Remember when I said I was so relieved to be able to go on holiday despite the best efforts of the ash cloud, that…

Three sleeps to go!

Three sleeps to go, people! Three! And you know the one good thing about this whole Ash Cloud O’Doom extravaganza? It means that I’ll…

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Under a Dark Cloud

Here’s what happened last night: It’s not frost, it’s SNOW. This was taken at 6am, when Rubin woke us up with his patented “Yapping…

Return of The Panic

Phones. I hate ‘em. I know I don’t have to explain this to any regular readers, but for those just joining us, I am phone phobic…

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Anyone for pizza?

Just a quick photo from the weekend, when we went bowling with some friends, and then headed back to theirs to work our way through this…

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Beach Birthday

Mt Flickr Pro account expired a couple of weeks ago, and I’m too mean to pay to renew it right now, so I’m afraid…

The Mystery in the Mail

So, yesterday morning I was sitting at my desk, working away when there was a knock on the door. It was the postman, and…

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Firefighting

Yesterday afternoon, after a hard morning’s shopping,  Terry I decided to go to our favourite local restaurant for lunch. Well, we got there, sat…

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Happy Easter!

I couldn’t find a bunny, so here are some photos of a big bad WOLF instead: As you can see, the snow has melted,…

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Oh. My. God.

(Taken just a few minutes ago: excuse the dark photo, it’s, er, nighttime.) NO. Nonononono. NO. It’s almost APRIL. It’s SPRING. Actually, as of…

Help Wanted

I’ve been a bad blogger this week. Worse than usual, I mean. This time, though, I have a very slightly better excuse than usual….

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Mirror, mirror on the wall…

I HAD planned a completely different post for today, and man, it would’ve been brilliant! But I’ve woken up feeling like someone tried to…

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Papped! By Google Streetview!

Terry and I appear no less than four times in the Google Streetview for our area, which finally went live yesterday. This is the…

Things the Dentist Did

A couple of weeks ago, I went to see the dentist. It was really awful, actually. I had to get up really early, and…

The Toys, yesterday

Rubinman Strikes Again

Yesterday afternoon, Terry was out with his friends so I decided to take myself off for a quick spot of shopping. Because that’s what I do…

Changing Rooms

For the last year or two (or seven), I’ve desperately wanted to move house. The problem with that, though… well, actually, there are LOTS…

How I Met My Husband

I had two questions on Formspring about how Terry and I met, so I decided to answer those first : How did you and Terry meet and fall…

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Ask Me Anything…

So, in common with pretty much everyone else on Twitter, I joined Formspring, which is a site where people ask each other questions and,…

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I am a winner!

I know the image above is actually pretty hilarious given that I recently went out in public wearing two different boots, but allow me…