Saturday, 29 August 2009

The wait is almost over...

By C.Elizabeth

There are two things I am very excited about at the moment: my holiday in my home country and my new Ted Baker dress.

I haven't been home for roughly a year now so I really can't wait to see all my family and to simply be in Canada. I am almost all ready to go despite the fact that we are leaving only Tuesday. My suitcase is mostly all packed and the same for my hand luggage. Bits and bobs and whatnots are still to be added but I am quite proud of myself for not being too "last minute"!

A while ago, I found the cutest name tags on ebay,very retro and colorful! I took pictures of the two we will be using but it actually came as a pack of four. I just don't know where in my suitcase I put the other two, which I am taking with me in case I lose one. After all, we all know how careful luggage handlers are!

A few days ago, I received a package I was waiting for impatiently. My new Ted Baker dress. I decided to wait until we get to Canada before wearing it... to make it even more special! But anyway, here it is:

The lovely Imogen gave me an award in July! She is such an adorable girl and her blog is one of my favorites... so I'm very flattered. Thank you!

The winner must list seven interesting things about themself:

1. I can hardly sit still... I either need to shake my legs or rock the chair in the living room. It kinda annoys Andy when he's trying to watch TV.

2. I worry a lot and very easily and often about silly things.

3.I used to moan about snow all the time... now I miss it. I used to enjoy rain... now I hate it.

4. I mostly only wear dresses and skirts due to the fact I really dislike wearing pants. I find them very uncomfortable.

5. I'm quite an impatient person, especially if I am excited about something.

6. I have always wanted to live somewhere down south but I somehow ended up in England. That simply shows how unpredictable life is!

7. I would have loved being a teenager in the 1950's and a young adult in the 1960's. I simply love those two decades...

I am giving it to:

Passionate Star

Hanne from My Life


Resplendent Tranquility

I am leaving on Tuesday for just under three weeks, so this is probably my last post until I come back! Take care. -xXx-

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Polka dots and Melanzane Parmigiana

By C.Elizabeth

Last Saturday we went out for a meal in honour of a member of the family's birthday. To my greatest pleasure, we all decided to eat Italian! I feel I never can go wrong with (vegetarian) Italian food as it is always very tasty. I had a meal called "Melanzane Parmigiana" and it was delicious. It's mainly made of aubergine,tomatoes and cheese. It looks pretty much like a lasagna.

It was the perfect occasion to wear my pretty new dress which I bought in a shop where I almost never go as I don't usually like anything they sell. It's called "Wardrobe" and it's in the little town where I live at the moment. I even found some gorgeous shoes! I think that from now on, I might visit this shop a bit more often... we never know!
It was also a good occasion to wear the beautiful ring my mom gave me a few years ago. It's the first ring my dad bought her in the 1970's, even before they got married! It has a perfect pearl on and I simply love it.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

In a vintage shop's treasure chest...

By C.Elizabeth

As our trip to Canada is getting closer, we went to Manchester in order to finish buying little presents for my family. It can be a bit tricky as we want each find to be special but also practical to travel! Therefore, we haven't quite found everything... but we still have two and a half weeks.

Of course, now that I know where they are, I had to go to some vintage shops. I saw a lot of pretty things but nothing really took my eye except for a lovely hat. I wasn't looking for one but couldn't resist it when Andrew showed it to me. Luckily, it looked perfect with my outfit so I could wear it right away!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Treasure hunt & bargain buys

By C.Elizabeth

On Sunday, Andrew, his dad and I went to an antique fair near where we live. It was the first time I ever went to one here in the UK. I saw so many beautiful things that I could easily have spent a real fortune in there! Though, I'm one who thinks there's no need to spend a big amount of money on things just for the sake of it... Which is why I always keep my eyes open for some good bargains! I was especially lucky on that day as I bought several items, all antique and vintage.

Here's what I found:

An antique silver jewellery box.

The most beautiful apron I have ever seen.

A lovely vintage dress.

A very cute bow necklace.

Some pearls.

And a very pretty brooch.