18 October 2014

Photo an hour

Hello lovelies!!

How are your weekends going so far? 

My day involved catching up with chores and life admin, which I decided to thoroughly document for your reading pleasure, like a slightly more feminine David Attenborough. I've even included instructions in case you want to live like me for a day. 

Wake up late, after staying up 'til stupid o'clock the night before watching Ru Paul's Drag Race. Write To Do List on phone while still in bed.

MacGyver takeaway box into container to post blog competition prizes. Use half world's stock of Sellotape. Hipster moustache tape optional*.

Eat very late breakfast of marmite on toast. Drink orange juice. Watch Him & Her on Netflix while catching up on web admin.

Dye old shoes with shoe polish. Ignore instructions about using two shoe polish brushes and two cloths. Use old pair of pants instead.

Have a shower. Eat (half past) elevenses. Photograph your drink. If there's one thing the internet needs, it's more shoddy phone photos of hot beverages. You're welcome, internet. 

Sweep floor. Offset poor progress with To Do List by adding stuff you've already done. 

Take parcel to be posted, stomping through autumn leaves whenever possible.

Worry about your choice of newsagent after the cashier makes a point of putting your parcel on a hard-to-reach shelf "so no-one steals it". Contemplate buying a bottle of wine for the label alone.

Eat late lunch of tortellini with pesto and goats cheese. Collapse on sofa due to carb overload.

Stay on sofa, pinned by weight of own stomach. Watch one two three episodes of Ru Paul's Drag Race.

Vacuum carpets. Set up sewing station and fix pile of broken clothes. Like a clothing hospital.

Turn tunic cursed with eternal static cling into pillowcase. Upon discovering the pillow fits perfectly inside tunic, try not to get paranoid that your torso has the same dimensions as a pillow.

Make vegetable tagine for dinner. Pretend this counteracts earlier carbohydrate consumption. 

Eat dinner while watching Goldie Hawn film of your choice.

Write letter to penpal. Eat chocolate for sustenance. 

Review To Do List. Feel sense of accomplishment.

Katie xxx

*It's not optional. Get some. 

14 October 2014

Three Things Tuesday


Happy Tuesday! How's things?

In true Tuesday tradition, I'm sharing three things which are currently giving me a case of the warm and fuzzies.

1. Halloween excitement
Halloween is my favourite holiday. Free chocolate, silly costumes, and an excuse to watch Hocus Pocus (not that an excuse is ever needed!) - what's not to love? Sadly, this year I won't be able to dress up because I'm taking part in my friend's wedding rehearsal on Halloween night. Given that I'm already chancing my luck entering a church at all (I'm probably going to burst into flames the minute I walk through the door) I'm guessing that being simultaneously dressed like a devil woman might be taking it too far. 

Despite having to go facepaint-free this year, I was still over the (full) moon to be sent a link to this adorable infographic* showing the most popular Halloween costumes of the last 25 years:

Image courtesy of Personal Creations

Although I have to admit, I found the scariest part to be the realisation that 1990 was 25 years ago!!! Where is time going to?! WHERE?!

2. Seriously FABULOUS TV
Just when I thought I couldn't possibly love Netflix any more, I discovered RuPaul's Drag Race. It's basically America's Next Top Model, which was already firmly fixed in my Top 5 Favourite TV shows EVER, but with drag queens(!!!) So far I've watched three episodes and seen the contestants make dresses out of "crap from the dollar store", drink cocktails with Tori Spelling, channel their inner Oprah, and hold a Destiny's Child dance-off. I. Am. Hooked. 

Finally, just when I thought I might literally burst with happiness about how totally freaking amazeballs this show is, I discovered that every episode ends with two lowest-scoring contestants battling to stay on the show by LIP SYNCING FOR THEIR LIFE. EEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPP!!! 

*bursts with happiness*

3. Lovely comments
Thank you so much for your sweet comments about what you'd like to see more of on Hook, Line and Sink Her. Your wishes are my command! I did find it quite odd no-one requested more pictures of semi-naked men, but I've concluded you all assumed those went without saying.

Katie xxx

*I was sent a link to this picture for review, but all opinions (and desires to dress up as a Ninja Turtle for the wedding rehearsal) are my own. 

12 October 2014

This is how we roll

S'up homies!

How's your weekend been?

Mine's involved a metaphorical heap of fun, and several literal heaps of curry and cake.

When I was in my teens, house parties meant drinking games, dancing in the kitchen, wearing the tiniest clothes I could find, and Secret Squirrel stage-whispering about whichever boy we fancied that week. Our house party this weekend involved drinking Tom's home brew, an Indian takeaway large enough to feed a village, double helpings of pudding, and iPad pictionary.

Here's an example of our world-class (crude) Pictionary artwork:

Can you guess what this was?

With dessert options like this, how could we possibly choose between them?!

Salted chocolate caramel tart and homemade* apple crumble cake

Finally, and most importantly, not even the most rock'n'roll house party can be classed a success unless it involves plenty of these:

I've heard Mötley Crüe's rider always included a kilo of coke, six naked women, and a nice cup of tea**.

Katie xxx

* Not made in my home. Guests who bring baked goods are definitely my favourite kind of guest. 

** That's a lie. 

P.S. Have you entered my giveaway yet? It's closing at midnight!