new specs!

I've broken my glasses, the arm has snapped right off. I think wear and tear must have caught up with them, I wasn't being clumsy or anything, honest!  As I'm typing this I have Sellotape keeping my specs together and although I'm enjoying feeling like Harry Potter right now, short of learning the 'Occulus Repairo' charm I think it's time I bought some new glasses..

For some time now I have been eyeing up the Orla Kiely range of frames which is exclusively available at Boots, I even switched to their contact lens reward scheme as one of the perks is 1/2 price frames. So which ones to choose?


Tortoise Shell

Honey & Cream


Aren't they super? I really love the Mad Men vibe. I have an appointment booked for next week I'll let you know what I decide - knowing me something else entirely might catch my eye .... sorry.



Over the last couple of weekends I finally got the chance to get out with my camera and capture the last of the autumnal loveliness... If you love photos of trees and colourful leaves then this post is for you!

Isn't Bristol just beautiful?! I know I gush about it alot but I really do love my home town.

Just look at how bare that tree in the last picture is - I think I'm going to have to accept that we've kissed goodbye to Autumn. Winter is just so much harder to love ~  earmuffs, winter coats, mulled wine, hot water bottles, Christmas ~ Ok I'm good! 

PS - If like me you've got to wondering about why and how the leaves turn colours in the autumn. Then read this for your homework.


Wednesday Wants : Get Shirty

I'm really loving shirts & blouses at the moment. They're perfect for layering at this time of year and great if your in the mood for comfy wear - the way I see it wearing an oversize shirt with a pair of leggings is a perfectly acceptable state of dress for most occasions but I still sort of feel like I'm in my PJs! There are a great many lovely shirts about at the moment... here are a few of my favourites.






                                     ~one~   Majorie Blouse by Louche : Fox & Feather 
                                     ~two~   French Navy Birds : Joules
                                    ~three~ Heart Throb Blouse : Sugarhill Boutique 
                                    ~four~  Yellow Check : Topshop
                                    ~five~  Geo Print Shirt by Cooperative : Urban Outfitters
                                     ~six~   Basic Denim Shirt : Zara 

Autumnal Inspiration

Everything is looking so beautiful and autumnal at the moment, I plan on taking my camera for a walk at the weekend to capture my local area looking so lovely. For now here's some beautiful pictures found on Pinterest.  


This Is Halloween....

Happy Halloween everyone!!! I just adore Halloween, I love the dressing up, carving and cooking pumpkins, the scary films and Halloween themed music - all of it!

Here's how I'll be celebrating this year....


~The Nightmare Before Christmas~
I think I have watched this film every year at Halloween since seeing it at the cinema as a child.  It's a beautiful film and watching it  gives me that lovely nostalgic feeling, it has the added bonus of stating to make me feel Christmassy too!

~ Buffy the Vampire Slayer ~
I'm a little obsessed with Buffy so decide to have a little 'Hallowhedon' fun and watch the three Halloween episodes - Halloween, season 1, Fear Its Self, season 4 & All the Way, season 6 - back to back. I usually binge on episodes in sequence but it was fun to watch them according to a theme instead.


~ Pumpkin Risotto with Leek & Crispy Smoked Bacon ~ 

~Pumpkin Soup with Croutons~

Pumpkin makes for perfect comfort food on cold, dark winter's evenings. I made up the recipe for this hearty risotto as I went along and had more pumpkin than I needed so I also whizzed up a yummy soup. When I have a little more time I will update this post to share my recipes.


~Wednesday Addams~
On Saturday night I am going to a Halloween party dressed as Wednesday. She's such a classic gothic character that I can't believe I've never dressed up as her before. The party is has a film & TV Halloween theme - I can't wait to see what other people dress up as!

Don't you love Halloween!? How have you been celebrating my favourite holiday?