Rubinman

Rubiman, the amazing bichon frise

Pawsome: absolutely Pawsome

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shown you a beauty box and a lifestyle box. It’s only fair that I show you a doggie box too, isn’t it? Wait, wait: lower your expectations here, folks, it’s NOT a box full…

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Three Months Later

Tomorrow is the three month anniversary of the day we moved into our new house (Yes, we’re still referring to it as a “new” house), so I figured that would be as good an excuse as any for me to…

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In the bag

[Jacket: New Look (old) // Trousers: H&M, 2012 // Shoes: Dune c/o Sarenza // Bag: City Shopper c/o Florian London // White fur coat: Rubin's own] I should probably begin this post with the hopefully so-obvious-it-doesn’t-need-to-be-said-but-I’ll-say-it-anyway disclaimer that these photos are strictly…

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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…

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….

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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…

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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Photobombs

FASHUN BLOGGING = SO HARD, you guys! Witness:   In other news (which will be totally repeated news if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter: sorry!), yesterday morning we woke up to this: Well, actually we woke up in…

Skirt and Shoes

Happy Christmas Eve-Eve!

(Skirt, ASOS; Shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti c/o Shopbop; top, ancient, no idea) Wow, ever since I realised I have nothing to post about here any more, I’ve been posting a LOT, huh? I bet you’re all thinking, “God, I hope Amber’s…

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Happy Halloween!

I know it’s not actually Halloween until tomorrow, but my mum just emailed me this photo of Rubin (he stayed with my parents’ last night while we were out partying: we’re heading off to pick him up soon!), and it…

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Rubin would like to thank you…

… for voting for The Fashion Police in the Cosmo Blog Awards: Um, you DID vote, didn’t you? Because, if you didn’t, Rubin has created this “thank you” photo for nothing, and that will make him MAD. You won’t like…

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Forget Something?

Every Monday, Terry and I have dinner with my in-laws, and we normally take Rubin along with us. Last Monday was no exception, and, as it turned out, my brother-in-law and nephew were there  when we arrived, and my sister-in-law…

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LETTUCE: A Photo Story by Rubin

LETTIS!!!!  OMGLETTIS!!!!!!!!!  BRING IT!!!!!! OK, then, DON’T bring it. I’ll just bring ME to IT instead. If the lettis won’t come to the Rubinman, why, the Rubinman must go to the lettis. LETTTIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I pray to the Mighty Lettis God….

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Rubin fashion from Topshop

Topshop call this a “polar bear” sweater: But it’s clearly a Rubinman, no? HOW VERY DARE THEY?! It’ll go nicely with one of those Rubin hats River Island seem to bring out every year, though: He is taking over the…

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Monday, Bloody Monday

On Monday morning, I woke up 7am, to the sound of Terry swearing and muttering to himself in the hall, and to a REALLY strong smell pervading the house. No, this isn’t an action replay of my last post: don’t…

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Random Rubinman

It’s been a horrendously stressful couple of weeks. This is the kind of thing that’s been helping us get through it: Well, that and the wine. Oh, and watching my parents and Terry slide down Arthur’s Seat on their butts…

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Dressember Day 25: Christmas Day

(Dress, ASOS; boots, River Island; cardigan, used to belong to my friend Stephanie, but I asked to borrow it so many times she finally told me just to keep it. Thanks, Steph!) “Christmas Day”. I think that has to be…

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Dressember Day 2: Please Mr Postman

(Dress: Dorothy Perkins; Boots: River Island) Yesterday I showed you the omgsnow at the front of our house, so today I figured I may as well show you the slightly less dramatic view at the back. With these two shots,…

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A Clarification, by Rubinman

A guest post, by Rubinman…. OK. I wasn’t going to say anything, because I didn’t really think it was my bizniss, but here’s the thing: Amber tells lies. Yes, she does. I mean, she’s not actually some red haired “blogger”…

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The One Where Rubin Goes to the V-E-T

Last time, on ‘Oh My Holy Hell, Will Amber Ever Learn to Write Concisely?’: 1. I had gone to the optician to find out whether or not I had a brain tumour 2. Terry had gone to visit a friend 3. Rubin…

Bedtime in the Forever Amber household

So, on Friday night Terry and I are getting ready for bed. I come out of the bathroom, only to find Terry standing at the bedroom window, scanning the street, and sniffing the air like a bloodhound. “Someone in the…

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Friday Photo: Best Joke Ever

Rubin and I just heard the best joke ever: We’re totally not going to tell you what it was though. Sorry. Today I decided, in my infinite wisdom, that I would start up a Tumblr. Well, all the cool kids…

The One With the Cyclist

So, I’m out walking Rubin. I’m NOT wearing a dress, you’ll be pleased to know, and neither is he. He is, however, wearing his leash, and because it’s one of those extendable ones, and Rubin likes to be as far away from…

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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, but it’s still very, very muddy. Especially in the region of Rubin’s belly. I’ve taken a…

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 when I’m left to my own devices, obviously. (I also apparently buy a whole bunch of…

It never rains but it….pees

Last night I stumbled off to bed fairly late. We’ve been working hard to get back to normal after the events of Black Friday, obviously, so I was exhausted and looking forward to a good night’s sleep. I kicked off my shoes,…

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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 on the front of it, and, this being the first race of this type Terry had…

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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: Remind you of anyone? I think Terry and I should get one each, and wear them…

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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 bathroom door was closed, and – get this – he actually went and pushed it open…

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Crime Scene, Do Not Enter

Yesterday I was working away at my desk when I happened to look round to find that OMG, there had been a MURDUR!  </ Taggart> This photo doesn’t really do the scene justice, because there was stuffing EVERYWHERE. Whoever the…

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Gardening with Rubin

I hate gardening. And, yes, I know, I’ve already made my point about that, thanksverymuch, so don’t worry, this isn’t going to be YET ANOTHER POST about how much I hate and resent the fact that I work hard all…

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Inside the mind of a dog

Sometimes I look at Rubin and I think, “GOD, what is that on his face? Has he been eating cat droppings again?”  “You know, I really wish I was him.” I mean, not in respect of the Eating of  Unmentionables,…

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A picture is worth a thousand blog posts

There hasn’t been much time for blogging this week. Well, there’s been time for BLOGGING, obviously, because, well, that’s pretty much all I’ve done. But I’ve done so much of it here, here and here that there just hasn’t been time…

No one puts Rubinman in the corner!

A Guest Post from Rubin: WATERGATE

Yo, peeps, Rubinman in da house! Yes, it’s really ME, the R-Man! I’m here because, it’s like, I read Amber’s last entry? The one where she’s whining about me peein on that “radiator”? And it was as I thought. They…

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Three Go Down to the Sea

After my fun walk through Bandit Country, Terry and I decided it would be better if, for my next trick walk, we went somewhere far, far away from the Banditos. Or far enough away that I’d find it harder to…

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Rubin’s Surprise

Well, would you look at that: looks like I DIDN’T find anything other than my birthday surprises to write about this week after all! Let’s just pretend I did, OK? I won’t tell if you don’t… Anyway, as I mentioned…

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A Christmas Message from Rubin Santa Claus

  Yo ho freakin’ ho! Yes, folks, this “blawg” message comes to you from me, the Rubinman, Santa Claus, standing in for Amber because – guess what? Yeah, she’s freakin ILL. AGAIN. She totally got the cold, like really bad, on…

The one where I get dog vomit all down my legs

Now, clearly this isn’t the classiest post title I’ve ever come up with in my life, but let it be a warning to you folks: if you have “problems” with vomit (you know, like I DO), you’re going to want…

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By Popular Demand: the coat!

Slightly against my better judgement, but because several of you asked to see it: I decided to keep it in the end, after my mum showed me how to tie the neck properly (I had been doing it totally wrong….

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I’m so taking this out of his pocket money…

This morning I was wandering around the house, obsessively cleaning the floors, as you do, when my gaze drifted over to Rubin’s lair, which is where he drags the many things he has killed throughout the day, and I noticed…

Marching On (Ho Ho!)

So, that thing I said about having finished all of my Projects of Doom for the month? Scratch that. Actually, my life just seems to be one huge, endless P.O.D at the moment: no sooner is one finished than another…

They say it’s your birthday

As well as being the six month anniversary of the transplant, my dad’s birthday, father’s day, and MOT day, last week was also the week of Terry’s 28th birthday. As part of the general birthday celebrations, we also had a…