Monday, 30 April 2012


Ooft! This past week has really thrown me. I've had the lurgy since last Monday and still not feeling 100%. I may well have overdone it the previous weekend...

I sat my DVLA Theory Test on Thursday 19th and Passed! Yay! I've just booked my practical driving test as well, but I'm keeping the date a secret - couldn't face having to tell everyone if I fail :-(

I'd managed to orchestrate a fantastic wee cultured day for myself and my colleague at work the next day. We spent the morning building model boats out of rubbish salvaged from the River Clyde. The boats, each one containing a message in a bottle, would be launched on the River as part of a Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art event, Nothing About Us Without Us Is For Us.

I cheated. I brought along one of crew to help - he has serious woodworking skills! Gerry constructed the hull using driftwood and 2 empty bottles of the native ned juice of choice, Buckfast, or Buckie as it's known locally. I laced an old security sign to a stick, like a corset, and voila! We had our sail and SV White Lightning was born!

The real test was the rather novel floatation tank:

And all at sea!

Next on the 'arts and culture' agenda was a wee jaunt down to Glasgow Green for the opening of Jeremy Deller's interactive installation, Sacrilege. To be honest, we had no idea what we were in for - it just sounded like a good way to skive work on a Friday afternoon.

Off in the distance we could see something emerging on the horizon...

 ... is that Stonehenge?? Wait, is that an inflatable, bouncy castle style Stonehenge??

Ya dancer! "Take my picture!!"

Thankfully I was wearing matching socks with no holes in  - a rarity indeed.

Finally, after a rather energetic afternoon of bouncing, Mr G and I decided to celebrate my theory test pass by heading into town for our pal's "So & So" Fanzine launch night.

...At which many a pint of Snakebite was joyously consumed...

...which most likely resulted in over exersion and the inevitable onset of the LURGY... 
*cough, cough, splutter, splutter*

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Bitch Is Back

Ooft! It's been a while, hasn't it? Well, I'm not gonna make excuses or witter on about why I've not been posting, just know that I'm back and kicking off with my spring wishlist...

Studded nappa leather biker jacket by To Kill A Star

This jacket has it all - and some! I neeeed it, like really neeeed it. It's jumped to the top of my list and it will be mine come next payday.

Wulfrun Underground creepers in black suede (surely it'll stop raining in Glasgow at some point?)

And to brighten my wardrobe, these floral crops from Julien MacDonald @ Debenhams. I'm pretty sure there was a tailored jacket to match, but I can't find it online. I'd have the jacket too.

A quick *hello* to all my new followers as well and a wee note to say that I'm experimenting with Instagram if anyone wants to follow: baroque_boudoir
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