Terry

Goodnight Miami

(OK, so most of these photos were actually taken in Key Largo and Naples – you don’t get to see the sun sink into the sea from Miami itself – but you get the message, I’m sure…)

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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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Size Zero, my ass

This skirt is a UK size 6, which, for the benefit of my transatlantic readers, roughly corresponds to a US size 0: I say “roughly”.  The size charts will normally equate US0 to a UK4 (which is a largely mythical…

Ghost in Glasses

Y’all from the city?

Folks, I’d like to introduce you to the new man in my life: It’s Terry, the slack jawed yokel! Handsome brute, isn’t he? Don’t you just LOVE his hat?   Weird thing, though… when I was editing these photos, I…

Bettie Page Rita dress

Dressember Day 28: Secret 70th

(I absolutely hate these photos of myself, so I took them down. I seriously have no idea how daily style bloggers cope, because no matter how much time I allow myself for getting ready, I always end up running around…

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Dressember Day 12: Anniversary

(Dress, eBay; shoes, Zara) First of all,I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who left comments on my last couple of posts: the internet connection here isn’t letting me do much more than hop on every…

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 car, which, bizarrely enough, was contained inside a much smaller box, which was inside this one….

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 halted after The Episode, thinking it might be best to try and keep him quiet for…

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…

You know you’re a blogger when…

Terry: Last night I had a nightmare. I dreamt we were in a car crash. The car rolled over onto its roof, and I was trapped inside it… Me: Wow, that must have been scary! Terry: And then you got…

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 in love? How did you and your husband meet? You seem like a perfect couple –…

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Friday Photo: Reflection

Gran Canaria, December 2009. At least SOMEONE in the house still has his favourite pair of sunglasses. And oh, hey! If you look really closely, you’ll see that I’m actually wearing mine in this photo, too. Gah. Nope, still haven’t…

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Paper Surprise

Remember my birthday surprises, and how you thought there was no way I could possibly still be talking about them in MAY, considering my birthday was in March? You were wrong. I still had one surprise left to redeem. That…

Engraving Surprise

After all of the complaining that went down in the comments section of my post about Terry’s results, I figured it was time to lighten the atmosphere a little with one of our regularly scheduled “surprise” posts. Sadly, there are…

The results are in…

… and Terry’s kidney is absolutely fine, nothing to see here, move along please and all that jazz. All of the blood results were in the “best they could possibly be” range, and now that’s been confirmed I can go…

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Crispy Surprise

As well as jelly sweets, one of my other favourite food groups is the Crispy Cake: you know, just like your mother used to make? And, lo! The Crispy Surprise turned out to be: Three crispy cakes, all covered in…

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Wax Surprise

On Sunday night Terry offered to run me a bath. Well, of course I agreed, but little did I know that Terry was about to spring the WAX SURPRISE – duh duh DUH! Because I am stupid, it took me…

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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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H&M Surprise

One day soon, I will write a post here that ISN’T about the surprises Terry gave me for my birthday.  Maybe tomorrow, in fact. Or, you know, maybe not, because I’m actually quite enjoying writing posts that don’t require me…

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Gel Surprise

As many of you have long since realised, I am secretly only eight years old. So when I woke up on Saturday morning and found this sitting on my desk waiting for me, naturally I shrieked like a child: And…

Calcium Surprise

Calcium Suprise

So, the Calcium Surprise turned out to be, not a carton of milk, but grilled haloumi cheese, cut into hearts and served stacked up, with a handful of grapes: Best. Thing. Ever.

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Surprise Red

I hate Fridays. Hate them. I know all the cool kids hate Mondays, but I reserve my ire for Friday, which is The Day From Hell for me, because, for reasons too complicated and boring to go into here, that’s…

Sparkle Surprise

I called in the “Sparkle Surprise“… …. and discovered that Terry now has to be responsible for all house-cleaning duties (including ironing, yay!) for the next week.  So my house will… sparkle.  Do you see what he did there? Of…

The One With the “Twang”

This week I’ve been going to the gym on a semi-regular basis. I’ve done Body Combat. I’ve done Body Pump. I’ve done Blast Abs. I would’ve done Body Attack, but …. well, we all know what happened when I tried…

Car Wars II – The Car Strikes Back

One of the biggest advantages of being self-employed and working from home is that I don’t really have to leave the house very often if I don’t want to. In the winter, I don’t normally want to, so while we…

Thankful.

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, obviously, but today we’re celebrating anyway, because as well as being Thanksgiving, today is also the day we got the results back from Terry’s latest round of blood tests. This something we…

How not to be a domestic goddess

Last night, as I waited for Terry to finish doing the grocery shopping online (they only charged us £5 for last week’s shop after the whole non-delivery debacle, by the way – result!) and make me dinner, it occurred to…