Friday, 30 November 2012

Official News...

We are moving to Bath... Yes, that beautiful city in Somerset... 
And we need to move as soon as possible... So if anyone knows of any property please let me know:) 

So I have been to Bath twice....

1st time we took my parents down, to do all the touristy bits. 


We went to see Roman Baths...
on unrelated, shall I grow my hair out again?!


Rather amazing place if you ask me...

Also the tour of the city. 
And all of us thought the same, " well this is lovely"

Yesterday we went on adventure with hubby, to look for a place to rent... 
It is super tricky to look for places in the city you don't really know. Well now we know that we won't be able to live in Corsham, or that we are not willing to have shared garden next to train tracks!

It was super cold... Yes I know I'm Russian and really should be used to cold... But it is a different kind of cold. Husband was not dressed for the weather... 


Later on the way back he took my scarf and looked annoyed all out train journey


From our trip to Bath we have learnt that it's super cute city! 
All the Georgian architecture... all the lime stone buildings.... 


We probably will need to live in the city center... also there will be no chance to have Sky TV,
more likely no central heating or double glazing...
The search continues .... 
Ideally I would love the have all three of these.. well maybe I will be able to live with no Sky but central heating... 
Maybe I should just make more crochet blankets and throws to keep us warm and cozy?

All this moving to new place is super scary... But there are amazing people down there already! 
This will be one amazing adventure!



Thursday, 22 November 2012

things...shops

Shopping is my cardio... since the epic fall from the stairs at work it is my only cardio...

Went out today... soaked! Winter is Cardiff is super wet, some places actually flooding.

But I have seen some beauties... 


these reindeer look so rustic and special! But we really don't have space for them... So go get them from TKMaxx


My love for military style will never die! 
I only need longer and skinnier legs... Well I don't have these but these Zara jeans are cute! 
Speaking of military, so gutted it's cold now and I cannot wear my vintage jacket. Camo all the way! 


I am in love... damn these small feet of mine! Topshop's size three is way too big for me. 
All I wanted is to march out into the rain with these on my feet... 


Just too cute! Need I say more?


Well I love owls... I think it's a family thing! We love owls... I want one as a pet, but it seems unfair!

winter...

What pops into your mind when you hear winter??? 

I think of baby oranges... any kind. Satsumas, clementines... anything orange that smells like Christmas and New Year! Ideally I want some real pine or fur tree next to my oranges for a full effect.. 






Anyone knows where I can find some brunches of the fur trees in Cardiff?? 

And then I think what do to for my birthday?! I booked I think 4 days for the occasion...

These lovely lights are in the shops and on the streets of Cardiff...


At the moment I'm looking for my birthday present for my self... 
These are super special! 

Oh and Winter is coming... yeah I said it! I really need to get on with Game of Thrones books!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

it's a race day!

It's a race day!

I had an extra long and extra bad day at the office.... got home and stayed up till 1am doing my play list....

and I am absolutely gutted that I cannot do dash in a tash.... I fell down the stairs at work last night and bruised my hip, have this light purple muscle bruise. It's super painful...


Let's just say when I tried to turn on my left side when sleeping and felt lots of pain... 
For the 1st time I went just to see the race... My number was there just sitting and waiting to be picked up... So sad!!
But! I am super proud of hubby he finished at very respectable 1.10min!


Fantastic time for the 1st race ever!
Annalie did amazing too! She run it in super fast 51min!!:) 
It was one great event, lots of mo around, some fake some real and very glorious! 
Seen people dressed up as superheros, fuzzy animals, sexy nurses and french maids. There was even a lady running with the pram, so me and Owen decided that next time he will dress up and giant baby and I'll be pushing him... Well we also need to find a big pram!


Well hope I will be running soon... Just need to find a race to join!! 

And massive thank you to Owen to keep me company and cheering for wonderful tashed runners!



Friday, 16 November 2012

A glorious MO!

Mo as in for mustache ... Movember is here and only 2 days till the next race!! Felling the buzz...

Last year when I did dash in a tash I really thought it was the best race I have ever completed I do hope it will be the same this year:) 

This year Hubby and Annalie are joining me....

Well, hubby did have a twisted ankle about a month ago, so he is not really confident... Annalie is overworked and feel that she won't be able to finish... I say run it's fun!! 

So stay tuned for post race updates!!

Super excited!!



Tuesday, 13 November 2012

random...

I got a collection of random and interesting pictures on my phone... so I though hey, I will share these!

So object number one is a book chair...


It't just so cute, looks like a real deck chair but still a book stand. I think I might want one for Christmas. It is really tricky to read and eat at the same time... Super bad habit of mine!

Number 2 is a hair cut mug... 
I thought it is just very funny! There are a lot of tash mugs, but why not a haircut mug?


Number 3 is a window display of American Appareil in Camden...


by far is my most favorite thing I have seen in recent weeks... very Gothic and dark, yet fascinating  Couldn't walk past without snapping a picture.

Number 4 massive fire escape sign....


it is just soo huge! 
I wouldn't seen it if I was not sat in the window of the restaurant... 


 Number 5 is a goat's behind... 


Sometime is not the object but the angle one's looking at it. Just made me giggle... 


 Number 6... is a bicycle chic! Hello Kitty!


Perhaps this is a light... or just decoration. Bikes like this yellow beauty just make me want to ride one...
but then I remember I am not very good at this, so I stick to spin class!

So have you seen anything exciting and have a picture of? wanna share?

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Life is better when you have music...

So many people tell me that they saw me on the street but could not get my attention... 
Yes I am one of these annoying people who are in the world of their own and constantly have music blasting in the headphones... 
Music makes me happy... 
With music I ran better... with my race obsession it is super important!:) 
I cannot say that I love certain music, I love most of it... all depends on the mood... 
Lately I have been listening mostly to this... 


How can you not love dudes with cellos playing metal?! 

Vintage... My Love!

I was always fascinated of the 50's dresses, 60's tiny skirt and flat shoes... I got married (fake wedding) in a vintage dress... Well and it was better quality then you can get on high street... and vintage is green! Don't care what you say but my snake skin clutch bag makes me think that I recycle that unknown snake fellow who had to die to become one... It's bad but hey, it's better then chuck it out, this bag has been used by me over and over again....

So I went to Cardiff Vintage Fair... There are only few vintage shops that I know of, it is almost impossible to get inexpensive vintage piece in Welsh Capital. Ebay is a life saver then... Fair was good but, lacking something... I don't know I just did not feel it there... But I did get these beauties for £7 only!!


Sadly I have lost the broach last night coming back from the cinema... 
So the next day after the fair I got up early and went to London...
Walking throw Camden market I realised that I haven't been in London for over a year... And Camden grew so much, did change but got so much bigger... 


I got my self some new tribal looking earrings, new stud for my tongue and new earring for my new ear piercing . It is still healing the lady who sold earring to me said not to change it just yet. 


However I do regret not getting a hand painted vest. The designer was sitting there in her booth and painting trainers... Just amazing!


I also saw some epic rings... But did not get any since rarely wear them now.
Couldn't find any vintage stuff that I liked... There were some boots, but all wrong size... 
So I jump the tube and went to Spitalfields market. 
The plan was go to Beyond Retro, but one really needs 2 hours in the shop just to go through everything I didn't have that time, so I just popped into Absolute Vintage. 
Best decision ever... 

Got these boots... Gray leather, leg hugging, high yet comfy heel... Dream really...


Vintage shoes and boots fit me better.... hard to find, but well worth it. 
Shoes that fit! 
I wish high street did more small sizes, not only kids have size 2.5(UK) or 35(Eur)


Thursday, 8 November 2012

remember remember the 5th of November


     Remember, remember! 
    The fifth of November, 
    The Gunpowder treason and plot; 
    I know of no reason 
    Why the Gunpowder treason 
    Should ever be forgot! 


Well I don't know if you know this story... I will post the full poem soon. In my head it is not Bonfire night, or Guy Fawkes night... it's Danger Fire Night! 
We had couple of incidents over last few years, no one had to go to emergency room (in case you are wondering)

So our mate Dicky and his other half Karly were throwing a fire work party in their house in Newport. 


It was lovely!! 
I was a sous chef:) Its nice to be of help to your friends... however I still claim that I took a tip of my finger off... just a tiny tip, but still an injury


Not a great picture of us, but funny...


Sparkles are wonderful! Shiny shiny!
Fireworks do not come out great on phone camera... They were loud and shiny too!


Massive bonfire... lots of old furniture went on it. Including that wonderful door nob... I wanted it, but it was too late to rescue... shame really.


We had tons of food, these Polish sausages were amazing, trick is to burn them slightly. 
Morning after did not look that scary... 
Very much looking forward to next year party... Yeah just invited my self!



Saturday, 3 November 2012

Cinema.. Again!

The other day I was feeling a bit down.. home alone... just me, Daisy and rats... was a bit lonely....

So anyway... I was a bit down... and then I saw a Mulan DVD. She makes me happy!! Have you not seen it?! Where have you been?? 


However hubby says that new Disney is poo and he won't watch anything made after Hercules ... 
Haven't seen it but truly love cartoons so don't care what he has to say!

Me and Owen went to the cinema twice in last two weeks... 
We saw amazing Looper! I would highly recommend it, great... everything! 


it was extra great since they did not over think the whole time travel thing... no diagrams! 
And of course lovely Joseph and manly Bruce! Man candy!!

Today we went to see Frankenweenie... Tim Burton at his best... 
Very funny and so not for kids.. Well they would like it but its funnier for older people and who are familiar with Burton's work... 



We had a giggle!


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