A new everyday bag from Next
. I spent about two weeks popping in and out of Next looking for an ideal bag and a hat. I picked this bag up each time but was not so sure about the pattern, in the end I went for it as it was a good boxy shape which is what I was needing. I purchased this bag with a voucher I was sent from Next as a thank you for taking part in a Christmas competition they did. I always pop into Next if I am in town as I really like the shoes they do and because of looking at the bags so much I have managed to make a little list of bags I really like. Do you ever go into Next ? I know a few people still feel it is all a little oldish in there, but they really have changed over the past few years and you can find some really lovely on trend bits. Oh and of course they have lovely adverts too.
I have been finding that all the bags I own get heavy so quickly. It seems to be that they all sink down in the middle and all the weight adds up fast so I get a sore arm. So I have been looking for a box type bag with a nice sturdy shape. Some of you may call this kind of bag a satchel, which is what I would call it sometimes. But at the moment ‘a boxy kind of bag’ is what I have been looking for and have thankfully found.
This bag is a medium size, it fits at most ( so that it only just closes ) – my diary, 2 purses, phone, book, lipstick, carmex, inhaler, ipod and train card holder. As you will see I didn’t have that much in it when I took these photos. I have always said that what is in my bag changes from day to day and I still stand by that.
This is what was in my bag at the moment I was taking these photos. Not so exciting as you can see, but all the things I generally need were knocking about in this pretty new bag.
It was my first day at my new (second) job today, I only did three hours but it went very fast and I really did enjoy it. Tomorrow I am at work (my other job) working on my Healthy Media project, I am looking forward to going in as I have a few ideas that i want to be researching.
I hope you have all had a lovely Wednesday.
An orange is the best kind of snack, at the moment anyway. It’s fancy bright colour makes me feel most happy and has made me realise that I need an orange coat, yes, a fun coloured jacket is what I am missing right now.
This is what I have found over at ASOS
- £75.00 – it is just what comes into mind when I look at the orange above and yes that orange makes me feel a need for the 60′s. Well, it was all about the bright colours wasn’t it?! I think this mac does it perfectly, bright and a little swinging 60′s… just what I need for these dull rainy days.. ! They have it in blue too, being a big fan of the colour blue means that I of course would like to click buy on that one.. but this year is all all about new things and I said an orange coat is what I need, so it is what I shall get. When payday arrives (I have not been paid since early December..not cool) I am thinking I will click buy. On the orange coat and not the blue, obviously.
This is sure to go with all my dresses and i am trying to think if I have some hats which will go nicely with it, maybe ill try the bowler hat.
These photos are from my phone…
A sneaky look at a vintage bow my sister gave me for Christmas. At the moment I am all about wearing hats, hairbands and bows. I have always been quite a fan of all these things actually, I am just making a bit more effort to wear something different on my head each day of the week.
I got this hat in the sale at UO just after Christmas.. here it is with a little snow on it. I also got a bowler hat which has gone down well with friends at work, however I haven’t really worn it in my town, I don’t think they are quite ready for the bowler hat yet..
I think that over the next few months we will be seeing and wearing a hell of a lot more upon ones head. I have already spotted some pretty hairbands in New Look
I also quite like a scarf fashioned into a bow on the head ..
What I used to make this lemony cheesecake .. I googled how to make a cheesecake and took inspiration from a variety of places.. this is very easy :
200g of digestive biscuits… smash them up!!
200g butter – melt this and add to the biscuits when smashed.
Squeeze half a lemon/1 lemon or just a dash of lemon into the biscuit mix. Depends on how much you like lemon.
Place into a tin and make it nice and flat and evenly spread out and then pop it into the fridge.
Get your whisk at the ready !
200g of cream cheese
150g of thick double cream
Whisk it !
Squidge some lemon into the mix.. I used about 2 lemons and the rind of one.. why the rind? why the hell not !
Nearly there now !
Just add 75g of icing sugar… or there about !
In it goes…and whisk!
Remove biscuit base from the fridge…evenly spread the mixture onto the base.
Pop it back in the fridge for as long as you can wait !
When you simply can’t wait any longer take it out of the fridge, put the kettle on and have a slice of homemade lemony cheesecake and a cuppa good english tea.
I was tempted to make this look pretty….but I didn’t have much time as people were waiting to eat it. So it is here..a basic cheesecake that tasted very good !
Don’t forget ! You can adapt this to anyway you like…maybe you fancy lemon and lime or orange. Do it and if you want to make a bigger size than I did then just double the ingredients.
On Saturday I went to Salts Mill
with my mum and sister. Although I have a bit of a cold at the moment I had a lovely time and of course, some tea and crumpets. Salts Mill is full of David Hockney’s
paintings, photography and a fantastic slideshow of his iPhone
and iPad paintings.
is a good read – Find out why the iPad and iPhone inspire David Hockney !
I came away with lots of inspiration from my little visit to Salts Mill and also a list of books I would really like.
I did take a bunch of photos via my iphone but they are on facebook at the moment.. if i get the chance i shall show you some of them. For now you will have to enjoy the photos of tea and food !
Friday morning brunch in Afflecks
, house hunting via iPhone and maybe just maybe we found a place to call home… fingers crossed.
It would have been nice if it was cupcakes and not iphones in this photo and it would have been more yummy.
Playing on my iPod over the past week:
This was in a little goodie bag from my auntie. She was spot on with this lip balm, I adore passion fruit, so a lip balm that smells just like them is a sure winner ! I keep taking it of my bag to smell and pop a little on.. tastes good too!