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Update on Absence

Hi everyone,
It certainly has been a while... after all our visitors had left (two weeks of friends visiting is a lot more tiring that I expected) I needed some time to recover. I'm still young yes, but London is stressful and right now my life is very emotional which is something I have to deal with. Nothing major, not to worry. It's just work related and the fact that I lack motivation for pretty much anything doesnt help much either, plus I worry that it might be MS related. So I just wanted to let you know that I'm still here, doing some small projects on the side but nothing major yet to blog about. I only have some pics of the tourist things we visited on London to share. And some recipes that I havent written up yet for the planned linky party. Lots of ideas and so little action. I do apologise.
Please dont go anywhere, I am so pleased to have 122 followers! I will be writing again soon after the biggest mess has cleared (dentist appointments for the next 3 weeks and…

New Stove!

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FINALLY!!! After not having passed our gas safety certificate for several months now, we finally got our new stove! Our old one had so many things wrong with it... The screws holding it in the cupboard had fallen out and for some reason could not be put back in so the oven was actually slowly burning a hole through my kitchen, the seals of the oven were bust, the back heated more than the front, the burners on the stove didnt function properly... The list went on and on... so during our time off, one day was scheduled for some repair work on the flat where all things wrong with it were wear and tear after years and years of not having any maintenance done to it.

So now I dont have to be afraid that the tank of the toilet will fall of every time we flush (the wall had disintegrated and the tank was only being held up by the pipe), the windows were temporarily fixed (the frame ended up in Stephane's hand when he opened it the other day, we will get new ones soon), and the pipes under…

London Alternative Bring & Buy Sale

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I have to admit, this was a few weeks ago, but I wanted to share this anyway. Especially since that is where I found my new skirt :)

Every few months, the Gothic Meetup Group organises the Alternative Bring & Buy Sale. It is a day where lots of people come together and sell each other old clothes, books, jewellery etc. Some retailers also have a stall and sell their brand new and often unique goods. Entry is usually free (or 50p if you are not a member) and it's just great to meet friends again and to get some really good bargains. :) It's a great way to get really expensive gothic clothing for a lot less than usual.

Remember our trip to Windsor Castle? I was wearing my new skirt that I got at the AB&BS for only £15! It's by Dark Angel and was exactly my colour :) It was also brand-new as sold by one of the retailers there so not even second hand. This was me at Windsor Castle:

It was so cold that day! Anyway, this is the skirt I mentioned. Tiny pic isnt it? So let me…

I Have a Button!!!

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We have visitors this weekend but as they all wanted to watch the Ultramarines movie (they're all Warhammer geeks LOL) I decided to work on my blog in the meantime to avoid this really quite uninteresting movie. Dont get me wrong, it's not bad, but I've already slept through it twice and didnt need a third time ;)

So I changed my blog a little. Have you noticed? I changed some fonts and actually corrected the description a bit as I forgot to type a few words while happily describing this year's contents. Oops... it seems as though no one noticed though as I'm sure someone in blogland would have mentioned it *wink*

I'm thinking about linking parties and how I might start one. Not sure yet though but just for fun I now have A BUTTON!! Yes, I found some great tutorials and managed to get my very own cool button using a picture of the Mombi dress so it all matches.

The tutorials by Musings of a Housewife are great and so easy, check them out:
CLICK HERE to learn about …

The Little Green Dress

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Hi all!
Wow it has been a bit longer than planned... LOL... after the Royal Wedding, I spent another few days vegging out at home doing nothing majorly special after the week's major events of castle visits, the Royal Wedding, and getting some things repaired in our apartment. A well-deserved rest I can assure you :) Then work started again on Tuesday and even though it was only a 4-day week for me, I was exhausted every evening... On Thursday I came home at 7.30pm, quickly reheated some food for dinner and fell asleep on the sofa at about 8 until nearly midnight! After which I moved to the bed and happily continued sleeping... So not a lot of time to create something or even to blog. So now I have a lot of catching up to do :) Let's start with the green dress:

You may remember our visit to Hampton Court Palace where I was wearing this cute little green velvet minidress? In case you dont, here is a picture:

Let me tell you how this dress came to be... I LOVE the movie Practical M…