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Varsity jacket wearer, cheese eater, book geek

I was disappointed to not get an opportunity to blog earlier than today but I was busy busy with all things associated with buying the house this weekend - including visiting the house with the owner to check all the electricity/water etc works, and in the process getting lots more ideas for decorating and DIY. Naturally we took the opportunity to visit what will be our local pub when we move too!
In other news my varsity jacket finally came (all the way from South Korea!), and I barely took it off all weekend.  I am yet to perfect the art of outfit photos so to the left is a hasty snap of me wearing it (along with my Honour over Glory tshirt and some leggings).

Tomorrow is one of my workmates' (and very good friends') last day at work before she gets married this weekend so we are going out for a yummy lunch and have thoroughly covered her desk in confetti, balloons and banners.  I have bought her the above present - a lovely set of wooden letters from Not on the High Street; a brilliant website I encourage you all to visit if you haven't already! I will be spending lots of money in there when we come to decorate the house I expect! 


Tonight the other half made us baked camembert with thyme, tiger bread baguette and an avocado salad.  Nomnomnom indeed! There is a recipe on the BBC website here but really it doesn't take much cooking so it's perfect for a bit of post work comfort food!

Finally, I have been throwing myself into my aim to read 25 books this year and bought a few second hand books off PlayTrade and Amazon this week, so I have loads to queue up.  Most of the Amazon ones were a penny, and the PlayTrade ones £2.50 with free postage so in total they cost £15 which is a bit of a snip for six books.  I bought:
  • Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
  • So Many Ways To Begin - Jon McGregor
  • All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy
  • Batavia's Graveyard - Mike Dash
  • Anna Karenina - L N Tolstoy
  • Your Money or your Life - Joe Dominguez
Gem from From Gem With Love is starting a little blog book club she will be blogging about from tomorrow and I can't wait to get started on reading the first book from that too.  Moreso I can't wait to get in the new house and have walls lined with bookshelves full of books.  Do you have any recommendations for books I should add to my list? 

12 comments

  1. You shouldve gotten the 2008 version of Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin. It's much newer. I read it and really liked it. It put a great perspective on how the things you buy cost you hours of your life because you work for the money.
    sorry... rambling I think.

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  2. @ Bethany Yeah, I think I bought the older edition - I was being thrifty as the new one was three times the price. I figured if I really like it I can buy a new copy, although I'm sure that's probably against the advice in the book!

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  3. You look lovely lass :) the varsity jacket is fab, I wish mines had a hood! never heard of not on the high street before, shall defo go check it out :) I am really rubbish at reading, I know that sounds silly but I genuinely am. Would love to read more books, I did when I was younger! Gem's book club sounds like a great idea xx

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  4. LOVE your jacket!

    I read so many books, Im going to try remember to blog about them!

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  5. that bread and baked camembert looks delish! i love cheese and its even better when its all melty.
    the things your doing for your friend sound lovely, im sure she's feel very special x

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  6. you're so lucky, i want to move so i can decorate and buy housey things!

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  7. AHHHH I love that website too! I too cannot wait to line my shelves with books! Glad it's all getting moving. I think you should post pictures soon :-). That blog book club sounds great, I keep meaning to join a book club. xxx

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  8. Mmmmm baked camembert sounds delish! Good luck with the move, always stressful but worth it when you're all settled in :) x

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  9. So you bought the new book? I havent read the old one, but I really liked the 2008 version. Except the last chapter is a little boring because it's all about how to invest if you have a lot of money (which I don't. lol)

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  10. Love the jacket! And don't us girls take so much advantage of leggings lol I wear them with EVERYTHING! T-shirt, dress, sweatshirt, tank top.

    And as for the books, you should try and read like a classic. That's one of my goals. Like the Illiad or something like that haha.

    Love your blog! following!

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