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A few days in photographs

Frustratingly, it's been a few days since I've been able to blog this week due to being on call as a press officer and being very, very busy.  I work full time as an Internal Comms Manager but as I work in the Press Office of our organisation we also do shifts taking press calls and writing press releases out of hours and this week has been a particularly busy one.  What this means is that this week I have to carry three of the things in the photo below - my work mobile, pager and Blackberry - and outside of the office hours anything press related will come through to me.  I only managed two hours sleep on Monday night, and not much more on Tuesday so you'll have to forgive my slackness on updating the blog this week.


I have incorporated showing you my various telecommunications devices with a 'what's in my bag' snap - nothing wildly exciting here - my little toiletries bag which contains some bits like lip balm, moisturiser, compact mirror, lip gloss and painkillers for those eventualities where you need them! My keys (including my Fleetwood Mac tour keyring, mini Lomo Fisheye and a bottle opener in the shape of a kiwi!) My headphones, diary, wallet, hairbrush, iPhone and aforementioned work devices!

I'm going to do a little weekly round up so far rather than do my usual 'Thursday three', which will inevitably involve things I've bought and blogs I've been reading anyway (I'm not cheating, honest!)

On Monday I went to the Post Office to pick up a parcel all the way from America, packed full of sweet treats! I took part in Ashley's Yummy International swap on her blog and swapped with Angelica, who lives in California.  Was super excited to receive all these goodies, and have been eagerly munching my way through them...



It was payday on Monday too so I treated myself to a Diana lens for my digital SLR.  I already have the adaptor to use it on my Canon 350D so I was excited to receive it through the post and start snapping away with it - hoping for dreamy, wide angle photos like the Diana takes. I am not wildly impressed with it so far but maybe it needs an outing on a sunny day - the sample shots I took from my balcony were a bit rubbish!



So normally for my Thursday three I write about three things that I've bought, or am lusting after this week, however I am hoping to save as much of my money as possible this month in advance of moving into the new house so all I've allowed myself is the lens and a little jaunt around Primark.  I came away with two pairs of shoes (£8 each) although I'm not quite sure yet what I'll wear the panelled brogues with.  Any ideas?


Talking of the house, Tom and I went to the solicitors' today to sign all the contracts and get ready for the exchange.  This means that all going well (keeping all our fingers crossed!) we should be looking to move in at the end of next week or early the week after.  We just cannot wait to get in now, and I'm afraid you can expect my blog to be taken over for a little while with snaps of us painting walls, pulling up carpets and me hunting for perfect little vintage-y pieces to adorn our new house with. The first thing I am desperate for (and may well get thanks to having a Mummy who runs a vintage website) is a steamer trunk to use as a coffee table.

I love the idea of having something that has a history or a story behind it.  The one in the photo doesn't though - it's from US home furnishings giant Pottery Barn! 

On a final, lighter note, I have been loving the story in the local papers about a hamster that was found in a train station near Poole.  They think it escaped from a nearby house and are searching for its owner! If they don't find him I will give him a home! Here he is in the toilet roll they caught him in...


And here is a snap of my little hamster Pancake.  Do you think they would be friends?


And finally, my three to follow this week are Lily Loves Lola, The Curious Pug (both of whom have little pugs! Want!) and the gorgeous Rani from Cupcake Couture.

25 comments

  1. Love the brogues! They'd look cute with a tea dress!x

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  2. geez so busy! crazy amounts of phones there. i read that story in the metro! glad they found him safe ;)

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  3. omg pancake is so friggin adorable I would love to cuddle with! The yummy international swap I am so going to take part of it!!

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  4. LOVE the shoes you got! I really need to get myself down to Primark and check out their new Spring footwear x

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  5. Pancake is a cutie, i think him and the runaway hamster would be besties :) xxx

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  6. That's madness that you have to carry three mobiles and a pager around, must make your bag super heavy, and a nightmare when one rings ;)
    I love your purse, and mmmm Reeces :D

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  7. I though pagers were just for American hospital dramas! tYour hamsters so cuuute, all my hamsters went weird and died so now i'm not allowed anymore pets :(

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  8. Aw your hamster is adorable! Love the name Pancake :)x

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  9. what a great catch up girlie :) I felt like we've just been catching up over the phone haha, youve got lots of exciting stuff going on at the moment! cant wait to see more pics from your new lens, and that swap looks bloody amazing. i did a swap once with a girl in america and it only took me a day or two to consume all the amazing sweeties she sent :p thats brilliant about the house, I am excited for you lass ♥ also, that would make THE most amazing coffee table! wish we had nicer and more quirky furniture in our flat, maybe when we have our own house rather than a rented place we will REALLY be able to make it our own :) xx

    ps. where is your purse from?! its perfect!!

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  10. I see Sour Patch Kids! I could eat those til I get sick. haha

    Oooh, I just bought some brogues like those, except they're black and white. So cute!

    Also, that is so weird that someone just found a hamster. It's adorable! :)

    ps. You should have a blog button so I can put it under my frequently read blogs.

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  11. those brogues are gorgeous, they'll go with most stuff but would look fab with tapered trousers or girly with ankle socks and a tea dress!
    Also i would love to do one of those international swaps - i'm obsessed with american candy :D x

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  12. You have such a cute blog going! I'm glad you had fun with your trade!

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  13. Your job sounds super hectic!
    And I love Reeses - nom :)
    Your brogues are shweeeeet - how about a cute skirt and jumper?

    Rosie x

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  14. I love the look of your wallet/purse!

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  15. LOVING your adorable blog! Your pictures are total eye candy!

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  16. Wow, your job seems so hectic!
    Ooh, I bet your diana lens will work better in better light, like a sunny day... :) hah, that hamster is so cute! xxx

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  17. Awwh, I love your hamster - so cute!

    The Diana Lens doesn't look as good as I thought it would be but hopefully it will be much better in sunlight! x

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  18. Aww at both the orphan hamster + your hamster!
    Too cute!
    Congrats on your house!

    PS. Is your wallet by Iron Fist?

    Ayeisha
    x

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  19. cute post :) pancake is adorable!

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  20. its the first time -and probably the last one- that i am saying this:

    this HAMSTER is damn cute.

    and i got a question for you: 3 mobile phones? u must be a really busy girl! I have one and it drives me crazy! :P

    "stop making fetch happen" indeed AN EPIC movie

    ur blog is amazing and i am your fresh new follower *

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  21. I want a Diana lens too. I love your blog. Congrats on the new digs. I can't wait to see photos. I'm a new follower.

    Come check out my giveaway. I think you'll like it.
    xo,
    Audrey
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  22. I love your purse! It's gorgeous.
    Those sweets are making me hungry x

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  23. i really love the shoes!
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    love cassie,
    xx
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  24. I love the shoes! Keeping my eyes open for those x

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