Royal Mail get Fashionable?

I can’t say I ever imagined writing a blog post about stamps; but then Royal Mail go and do something like this and suddenly it makes perfect sense! For years I’ve mocked my Dad’s stamp collecting hobby…now I’m considering starting one myself!


Some of Britain’s most renowned fashion designers are being featured on ten new first class stamps. The stamps will be available from all Post Office Branches on 15th May

Hardy Amies, Norman Hartnell, Granny Takes a Trip, Ossie Clark, Tommy Nutter, Jean Muir, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Alexander McQueen share a fashion showcase of stamps. The images featured on the stamps were shot by renowned fashion photographer, Sølve Sundsbø
Celebration of fashion in the UK dates back as far as 1693 with the publication of ‘Ladies Mercury’, the first ever specialist fashion magazine.

Will you be picking up some of these? I’ve only posted my four favourites; the others are just as fabulous!


1. Experiments with the cake pop maker (seriously awesome and not the gimmick I’d feared) 2. Obsessed with YooMoo  3. Monster Mae 4. Random outfit, I’d forgotten I’d bought this top 5. Jordans meet Doc Martens 6. New blazer 7. Rockin’ the polyester for work 8. Chocolate Percy Pigs…LOVE.

TGIF. Sorry for the filler type post today, I’m all out of ideas!


P.S. Get yourself some Percy in the Pinks NOW…SO good!

life in an instagram

Just a few things that have happened lately

(or, jumping on the bandwagon to fill an otherwise empty post)

I’ve been donning my sexy polyester uniform and becoming overly posessive of my tourniquet since starting taking blood; anyone who uses one will understand!

Blogger treats at Bristol Fashion Week.

Sunny weather = perfect excuse to buy new sunglasses; one day I will own some Raybans but until then I will luxuriate in these £14 wonders from Accessorize (a step up from my standard £1 Primark jobs)

Couldn’t resist these gorgeous metallic nail polishes when I was in Superdrug and the two for £5 pricetag sealed the deal.

Best friend and I.

Popcorn! Savoury and Sweet surprised me with this box of goods at the weekend. I reviewed their range on the blog a while ago and they were kind enough to keep in touch AND send me some treats in their snazzy new packaging.

Starbucks stop whilst in Bath last week after best friend drove me over so I could attend a phlebotomy course; I am loving taking patient’s blood and having a whole new level of interaction with them!

Cherry Blossom. I love Spring.

Tough times = comfort food, for me that’s a bowl of porridge (Dorset Cereals make my favourite oats, including the infamous Gingerbread ones!)

And there we go!

What’s going on in your world right now?


clearly my mind has wandered

I don’t know what’s come over me, but having just checked out I’m starting to think one of these would make the perfect Christmas Day attire.

Warm, cosy…and no waist bands/belts to loosen after a third helping of Christmas Dinner.

Perhaps my senses have vanished with my voice (it’s still not back!)

Fancy one for yourself? Head down to their new shop in Boxpark, Shoreditch, or check out the website!


More Mustard

My love for this shade of yellow may soon border on obsession. Apologies for the dire quality of the photos. I’m sure there is a way around it, or a decent editing programme, but dammit, I am not a born photographer!

The tee is a new arrival to New Look and was a present from my Becca. The cardigan is another example of what New Look has to offer for the Autumn/Winter and was the product of Sunday’s window shopping!

I hope everyone living in cities affected by the riots is managing to stay safe. I’d love to write something deep and profound but I just.don’ Checking the news this morning they have now spread down to Bristol…but why? The world confuses me sometimes.


P.S. A thank you to everyone who has expressed well wishes and kind thoughts towards Flash, who is poorly at present. Please continue them. He’s so much more than “just a cat” (which kind of cements my crazy cat lady status, but I’m cool with that)