22 October 2014

A Wonderful Week

Hello lovelies!
How's your week going? 

Mine has been EPIC so far. So many good things have happened already, and it's only flippin' Wednesday! 

First off, I discovered an alternative word for "diagonal" - catty-cornered. How brilliant is that?!

Secondly, I'm spending two days of this week on a training course, and day one involved so much cake that I had to bring some of it home for Tom(!)

Thirdly, my bestie sent me a link to this video. "Joey" climbing the ladder totally made my day. 

I'd assumed today would peak when I finished work and got to put on my new socks. If you're thinking that sounds a bit sad, you've clearly never experience socks this cosy before. 

Anyway, cosy or not, I was fantastically wrong about the socks being the highlight of my day. I arrived home to find this mystery parcel waiting for me:

I was mentally revisiting recent online purchases to think of anything that might have such a beautiful, handwritten address, and came up with nothing. Then I unwrapped it and found this:

That's right. Ribbon AND glitter. By now, my heart was beating like I'd just run a marathon. Or so I assume, given that I have no idea what a post-exercise heartbeat feels like. Then I opened it and found THIS:

Freakin' UNICORNS people. Sadly, I can't share smells with you over the internet, but this box also smelt like vanilla cookies and MAGIC. Turns out it was this candle:

And I also found all of this inside:

While unwrapping the presents (accompanied by plenty of gleeful squealing) I kept searching for a card to reveal the mystery sender, but had no luck. It was only after discovering the diary contained a rather special date that I realised it was from my future sister in law:

I immediately sent her a totally non-hysterical text, to find out what I'd done to deserve a mystery box of such awesomeness. Then she told me to look under the lid...


This week is seriously kicking ass. 

Katie xxx

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.