My week 12

So, blog post number 50. Exciting!
 
Here is my slightly belated week in photos. Lots of food and running – totally balance each other out. 

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*Another 1930s shoe from my calendar – I’m really liking this decade in terms of footwear
*I wore my new zebra blouse on Monday both to work and the Fiona McIntosh talk for the Manchester Fashion Network which was great btw.
*My face – just to prove to you that I in fact have a face.
*Butternut squash and sweet potato soup and a magazine – lovely!
*Went to Wales for most of Friday for work. Was amazed at the name of one of the towns we went to: Llanfairpwllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Awesome.
*Couldn’t find Rose for a bit. Turns out that she had found a tiny space on my bookshelf to hide in. 
*I splurged on makeup this week.
*Enchiladas make the weekend awesome.
*I enjoyed running around dressed as Gromit on Sunday. We raised £65! Wanted to die in my suit with the hot weather, but it was worth it.
*May have stopped off at Hey Little Cupcake…in costume. Oh yes (I also drove my car in costume – another weird thing to tick off my list). Went for a mint whoopie thing but saw that it was the last day they were selling these savoury cupcakes: Smoked salmon and cream cheese. So got one for later. Another interesting new thing I’ve tried. 
 
So how was your week?
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My week 11

I’m back, it’s been a fun weekend. Did something a little different for Claire’s birthday. Me, her and the bf took a road trip to Barnsley (exotic yeah?) for something called Scary Tales in a town nearby. It was like a haunted house type thing where you walk through different themed rooms with actors there to scare you. I have to say I was really impressed with it, and it was a right laugh (and scream!). It was nice to do something different for the weekend. Anyway, here is what I got up to in photos:

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*Went to town on Saturday with the bf to get costumes for sports relief and may have bought a star trek mug. I’m such a nerd but I love it!*
 
*Closeup of a jumper I wore to work*
 
*Went to a cafe in the Northern Quarter and had BBQ chicken pancakes and a ginger and lemon ice tea. Yum!*
 
*Paid my first visit to Hey Little Cupcake in Manchester to pick up Claire a cupcake for her birthday. And me and the bf might have got one each as well!*
 
*I hand made a card for Claire with a little doodle of a cupcake with legs – the idea just popped into my head.*
 
*The outside of the theatre that Scary Tales was in. Didn’t get any pictures inside for obvious reasons – was too busy screaming and being followed by a possessed gingerbread man among other things!*
 
*Another Flux card game – this time the Monty Python version. We played this in the hotel room accompanied by alcohol and a chinese takeaway – We are a classy bunch.*
It was all about the weekend this week. And I have officially set up a webpage for me and the bf’s sports relief run. We are going as Gromit (as in Wallace and Gromit) and Garfield. He’s Gromit and I’m Garfield. I saw a Sylvester costume but no Tweety which was a shame as the bf actually said he would have been Tweety. Anyway, check out our page here. How do you like our team photo?
 

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In other news, I’m going to the Manchester Fashion Networks Fiona McIntosh (the founding editor of Grazia Magazine) talk tomorrow. I’m quite excited as I’m really interested in what she has to say, but I’m also quite nervous as I’m going by myself. The fun of not knowing any fashion people, but I’m really proud of myself for having the courage to go alone as there is no way that I would have been able to a year or two ago.  Woop!
 
How was your week?

 

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The adventures of Charles the unimpressed robot

Just a quick one today. A couple of my doodles recently.

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Charles made a friend.

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Lot’s of friends!
 
Drawing is very therapeutic for me at the moment, especially with work being hectic. I missed drawing, I used to always be doodling while I was at school (usually during lessons!).
 
What is your therapy? 
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My week 10

A much better week I’m glad to say.

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*Went to Sheffield on Saturday to see my mum and do some shopping at Meadowhall. May have bought a couple of things including a certain blouse I blogged about the other day. 
 
*We went to Rice for lunch which was really fun. I’ve never been before and my mums always up for trying new food so we went. 
 
*I had the mongolian lamb with ginger, rice and veggies. Was very tasty!
 
*Axl stretching out across my bed. He’s a grumpy man but can be very cuddly at times.
 
*My mum got to meet my baby (my Alexa).
 
*My outfit I wore (new shirt bought yesterday) to the cinema today to see Safe House. I rather liked it. Was a man film with shooting but also actually had a plot. 
 
*Rose giving me the “Who you taking photos, just pet me woman!” look.
 
I also booked my plans for next weekend for Claire’s birthday. Looking forward to it – a mini road trip, a travelodge and paying to get scared in the woods (yes seriously!).
 
How was your week?
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Sports Relief 2012!

So, Sports Relief is coming up and I’m definitely going to run one of the miles. I did the 1 mile run in Manchester 2 years ago and had a blast. Of course me loving fancy dress, I decided to wear something outrageous since it was for charity. I went as Scooby Doo which was a big thing for me as I don’t really like drawing too much attention to myself! My friend Claire ran with me and she was a banana.

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It was really fun and for a great cause so I’m really looking forward to doing it again this year. I really hate running but I did the 1 mile with no problem so I think I’m going to push it this year and do 3 miles. The bf said he’ll do it with me. And of course I really need to top my Scooby Doo costume with something more outrageous. Found a few ideas:
 

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Maybe I can get the bf to be Tweety? ha ha
 

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Just looks funny.
 

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I love penguins though it may be difficult to run in.
 

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Not what I was after but pretty cute!
 
Think I’ll have to have a browse in the costume shops in Manchester. 
 
Any ideas? Are you going to take part in Sports Relief?
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