A Weekend In Pictures.

I haven’t done one of these posts in ages! My weekend consisted of a Halloween party on Friday, Saturday was a write off; hungover/feeling sorry for myself and on Sunday myself & J took a walk, had a spot of lunch and I was treated to a massage by the man himself!

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I Don’t Vant To Be A Vampire.

That time of year is nearly upon us (Halloween) and yes it is time to start thinking about your costume and I have found the perfect one which is now out of stock on the Matalan website. First world problems at its best!

Just look at it! I could be a stylish Mummy sipping on blood themed cocktails, but no. Not unless they have my size in store or have my size restocked online, then I will have to resort the afore mentioned Vampire or a Zombie, my two ‘go to’ Halloween costumes.

halloween-mummy-dress-fancy-dress-costume2 It’s only £15!!!

Now, Zombies and Vampires are easy, wear an old/nice outfit and apply blood to said outfit or if you do not intend to ruin your best threads, apply blood over the face, neck and exposed body parts, always a winner… But not everyone wants to attend a party where the majority of guests have had the same idea as you (Yes, I know, the Mummy costume isn’t exactly thinking outside the box, but it is something different for me).

I have been scouring the internet to find a costume that is cheap (but not cheap looking), not a Zombie or Vampire and also something that doesn’t have the word ‘sexy’ in front of it. These are just some of the little beauties that I came across…

*The below costumes are going in the ‘No’ pile.

Examples –

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Sexy Scottish Girl

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Sexy ‘Jackie’ Sparrow

OR

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Sexy Orange M&M(!)

None of these appeal to me, sadly. Not even the ‘sexy’ Orange M&M… Which might come as a shocker.

Most of the Halloween costumes that are aimed at women are ‘sexy’, now if this floats your boat then go for it. I however, would rather be classy or all out bloody and gory and some of these costumes aren’t cheap, which astounds me considering there is very little fabric! I think £15 is the most that I would spend on any Halloween costume and I’m just hoping that Matalan will restock the Mummy costume soon.

Thankfully I have a few weeks to get my costume in order, whether I buy one or throw something together at the last minute I’m sure it will be good or at least it will be covered in blood and Halloween party appropriate.

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A Wee Round Up.

So I’ve been quite lazy with my blogging over the past few weeks and my excuse is that I have started a new job (yippee!) and when I come home I just want to chill out and sleep.  Yes you have read right folks I have a new job, I am now no longer a cinema employee!  This is my 3rd week in the new job now and I am enjoying it, however it is strange to go from working with 34 people to 3, shift patterns to 9-5 everyday and having the weekends off.  I feel like a proper adult now, I have my own desk, with a big brand new and shiny Mac and a lovely new leather high backed chair, whoever would have thought that I would get so excited about a high backed chair(!). 

I also went on a mini break a couple of weekends ago with 4 of my besties up to a place called Portnellan.  We managed to pick up a deal on itison in February and booked it for October.  We thought we would be staying in a log cabin but we were given a cottage(!), it was beautiful and we settled in no time, the view from the cottage was stunning also.  We visited a few places, stayed in in the evenings eating, watching telly and getting a little tipsy… Twas a much needed break for all of us and we are keeping our eyes peeled for more deals like that so we can get the whole gang together!

Then there was Halloween… I spent the morning carving my FIRST EVER(!) pumpkin with Lisa and the evening was spent at Amy’s new flat.  Myself and Lisa didn’t decide what we were going to dress up as until 4 hours before and we chose go as…(drum roll)… ZOMBIES!  All we did was bloody up an old shirt and zombie-fy our faces, considering we had a minimal about of time I think we did a bloody good job (get it, ‘bloody’…Haw!).  Everyone made such an effort, however Paul had put so much more time into his costume than anyone else, he looked wicked and I could barely take my eyes of him.  We had fab wee night, but I left when everyone else decided to go into town as I was skint.  SAD FACE. 

And last but not least I went to see the beautiful Katy Perry on Tuesday night at the SECC in Glasgow.  We missed the support act as we never made it through to the SECC until 8:30pm.  It was packed when we arrived and there were lots of folks dressed up and out for a good time, some of the outfits were fantastic.  I was singing my little heart out and Jaimie was trying to sing along(!) and was tapping his feet.  We left at 10:30pm to get the last train back to Edinburgh and we were shattered the next day.  But I urge you to go and see Katy Perry in concert she’s amaze and oh so puuuuuurdy!