Monday, 24 February 2014

All kinds of wonderful..

I have to admit, after starting the weekend off in so much pain on Friday night (it seems my mysterious stomach pains are back with a vengeance), I didn't have high hopes for the rest of the weekend. I planned to mostly curl up and cry my way through it - it's been known before.

But first, I had plans for coffee with my Nan on Saturday morning, and nothing would get in the way of that, so drugged up to the nines with painkillers I made my way into town, stopped at the library on the way to choose a new book, before meeting her at M+S for a filter coffee and a chocolate chip cookie.

Once we'd put the world to rights and parted ways, I wasn't feeling too bad so decided to make the most of the voucher I'd been handed at the till and book myself in for a bra fitting. While I waited, I picked up my Accessorize order - the Cara Camera bag from my wishlist post, and I already love it. I was pleased to see that with the "ready for collection" email from Accessorize, you're given a code for 10% off anything you buy in store when you go to collect your order, which is good to know!

I did a few other errands, making use of the 10 books for £10 offer on children's books in The Works for my friend's little boy's birthday later this week. Although I can't post a picture of the actual books, as I know my friend reads this blog, I was particularly excited by this one.

After meeting up with a certain someone, I was pretty spoiled for the rest of the day, which certainly worked to cheer me up. A pretty Topshop necklace, a Brit-Stitch satchel and a cute Nelly Jane pirate brooch later, and we went off for my fitting.

M&S had vouchers in store which were offered £5 off if you spent £30 on lingerie, so I ended up getting this pretty floral longline set, as well as this purple lace one. Even though actually being measured brought me close to tears, I guess it's good to know I'm wearing the right size for me.

After another coffee and chat, we headed home and got changed and ready for a party (I wasn't full of enthusiasm, but am glad I didn't just stay at home like a bore in the end). The next morning, I was due to meet a friend in town for her birthday breakfast, and I accompanied her on her errands afterwards. I really didn't mean to come home with these Marks and Spencer shoes, or a new DVD, but it did keep me occupied during an afternoon of sewing.

I don't often do these kinds of "haul" posts, but I wanted to do something to remind myself of a lovely weekend turning out better than expected, I suppose. And, you know, pretty new things..!


  1. Wow you certainly worked all the discounts :) I LOVE that camera bag, it's SO pretty.
    Rosie x
    Every Word Handwritten

    1. I've already used it once and only got it on Saturday!

  2. I'm glad you had such a lovely weekend. It's good to record these things. It'll make you smile when you look back on it in the future.
    The satchel is very cute.

  3. I love Moonrise Kingdom. You picked up some lovely bits, glad you enjoyed the weekend x

  4. I WANT THAT FLORAL BRA! Blogged about it last week lol x

  5. I want that bag so much! It's so pretty!

    Corinne x

  6. Really glad you had a nice weekend when it could've been horrid being ill! What a lovely satchel bag! X

  7. That satchel and brooch are awesome!!! You lucky duck :)

    Michelle x

    Under The Cherry Rainbow

  8. Sorry to hear you're having horrendous stomach pains at the mo- I get them on a regular basis and they often leave me in tears, too. It's amazing you got yourself out of the house, but I'm glad you got lots of lovely things to cheer yourself up. I really want the camera bag! (Good to know about the Accessorize discount!) I love the look of the Brit-stitch satchel, too. x

  9. Wow you did some good shopping! I love that little Brit stitch BG - so cute!
    I'm also loving your dressing screen in your outfit pictures

    Jenni x

    Bows Bangles & Bakes