A few random pictures..
Monthly Archives: August 2012
Maybe the most random thing I’ll ever post.. Maybe not..
Over the year I have dropped several hint to friends and family about potential 30th birthday presents..
Liverpool is stunning! Not what I was expecting at all. Beautiful architecture and many free museums and exhibitions ( Titanic). It’s fabulous for shopping (Liverpool ONE= the best shopping centre) and Mathew Street is home to loads of cafes and boutiques including the famous Cricket Boutique. The tourist attractions (including Beatles tours, Docks and the Liverpool Eye) are ALL within walking distance from each other. A ‘South Bank’ style restaurant haven that rivals London’s is the setting for exotic eateries including ‘The Beach'; a sandy, decked bandstand complete with Cocktails for Adults and luxurious sandpit/pool for kids. The good weather meant we enjoyed every meal al fresco, and although led to believe Liverpool City is expensive, its FAR cheaper than London meaning we could stay right in the heart of the City in a decent hotel for around £60 a night.
‘….Ooooo.. I love your nails!!!’ the waitress in Wagamamas screeched, in her thick Scouse accent. I said ‘thank you’ but failed to add that she had just missed one falling into my Ebi Katsu moments earlier! I loved my nails too, however I’m a lazy girl who detests nail shops, and my DIY extensions ; which welcomed the omission of barbaric techniques in local nail salons were letting me down!!
Shopping for school shoes was a nightmare that lasted for many years. I remember squeezing my feet into a funky pair of Size 7’s and nodding so hard when asked if they fit, I nearly gave myself whiplash. They didn’t! In my eyes the more painful alternative: leaving Dolcis (RIP) with horrendously ugly Size 8’s, that looked like the leather had been donated by a leprosy-ridden cow.
For years I’d wondered , why ONE side of my face seemed to be more prone to pigmentation and acne than the other. Not even my dermatologist at the time, could provide an answer. The answer came from watching a documentary ‘Horizons: The truth about looking young’, which highlighted that ‘truck drivers’ and people who spend lots of time in cars (which I did for a period) have considerably more pigmentation or sun damage on one side of their face, due to the way UVA rays filtered through the driver window.
Where is the sun? Methinks its taking a vacation in the form of FaithChild’s jeans! I love the yellow denims, but love his jacket more!! Three things from Wednedsay evening are etched in my mind.. the Live UK Gospel Scene is second to none, (p)Leather is IN and rats in London have no shame!
Happy Birthday Andrew !!!
Having my Husband Andrew and Dad sharing a birth date is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing that I have one less date to remember, and a curse for poor Andrew that he now doesn’t get a day thats solely his. He’s had to put up with six years of me stretching out my birthday often making them week long events, and ‘our’ Anniversaries will probably be hijacked by me.. doing things I want to do, because he’s as long as I’m happy he’s not fussed about details. He’s had joint celebrations with my dad, which will probably continue unless we move to Alaska! So today is an Ode to Andrew! Its Andrew Gray Day (Sorry Dad!*) and I’m revealing
my his 3 desert island wash bag items…