Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The best way to spread Christmas cheer... singing loud for all to hear! I love Elf...

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas, I myself have eaten so much food I think I've put on roughly three stone (classy Mags).

After working Christmas day (boo, hiss) I came home to a few large glasses of wine and a game of Scrabble with the fambo - Q massive arguments, oh my.

Boxing day has been spent eating SO MUCH CHOCOLATE.

Breakfast, brunch, elevensies, lunch, after dinner snack, dinner, general snacks, supper, basically any mealtime I could possibly think of has been satisfied through mountains of chocolate. This, I could get used to.

shirt: primark mens     jumper: charity shop     skirt: internacionale     shoes & bag: charity shop

The skirt is a beautiful bright coral colour, unfortunately this hasn't shown well in photographs!


This is my boxing day outfit (ladylike, huh?)

The collar on my shirt would make Wednesday Addams proud. 

I truly love these shoes, and bought them at an absolute SNIP of £3 although they are ridiculously high and really I can't walk in them with any sense of grace or elegance. (especially following a g&t ... or ten)


Saturday, 22 December 2012

I could never be with someone who has a boat.

- You've Got Mail (1998)

This is a very short little post as spare time is simply non-existent in the run up to Christmas (3 days!)

I got these little beauties in the post this morning and couldn't wait to show them off, unfortunately it hasn't stopped raining for about 3 days so they'll have to wait for their outdoor debut...

bag: new look     green beauties:

Apologies for my incredibly pale skin... it's been a while since these feet seen any sun (cry!) but how lovely are these shoes?

My favourite style, a slipper you can wear outside (when the rain stops).


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

My life is good. Real good.

- Nacho Libre (2006)

My friend Joan and I hit Smiling Jacks last night for mexican, margaritas, and early Crimbo presents. This is an evening I could definitely get used to.  

We had a 'Nacho Sampler' to start hence the title of this post (see what I did there?!) but as we were starving we dived right in and forgot all about photos. You'll just have to take my word and pay a visit!

I am far from a food connoisseur (out of date milk? smells fine) but honestly, that MASSIVE quesadilla you see there? delicious!

Scotland in December demands chunky knits. I am quite happy to oblige as my wardrobe is just full of jumpers - I'd literally wear a jumper every day if I could get away with it.
shirt: h&m     jumper: george at asda      necklace: poundland! (can you believe it?!)

boots: (guess how much £, go on, guess!)

jeans: new look     bag: charity shop
in case you can't tell, i love a bargain.

Stirling really is quite pretty at Christmas time: 


Saturday, 15 December 2012

And I am here for the food.

- The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992)

Christmas has creeped up on me so quickly this year! I spent yesterday Christmas shopping with my long suffering dad (poor soul) and we took some time out to watch Muppets Christmas Carol.  

(Christmas is ever complete without a decent helping of the Muppets: fact)

I would happily argue this is Michael Caine's best film. The Great Gonzo's narration never fails to bring a massive cheesy smile to my face... ahhh

Since moving away from my University city (graduate life: boohoo!) I don't often get to see my wonderful friends I 'studied' with. Social networking and phonecalls can only do so much, a Christmas card complete with santa stamp on the other hand? Whole new level of happiness! 

This was sent to me by the wonderful Alex!

I'm definitely getting in the Christmas spirit now, I hope you are too!


Being an English graduate, I am ashamed to admit how long it took me to type the title of this blog. Sightsee-ers? Sightseers? ... night - mare.

As a cinema usher (and devotee, ahem) it's my job to 'know' about films, i.e watch them. So this week,amongst a pile of coursework I am continually ignoring, I watched Sightseers:

(Image: Sightseers Blog)

Scripted by stars Alice Lowe & Steve Oram (who, by the way, are terrifying and brilliant) and directed by the amazingly black humoured Ben Wheatley, this film is an absolute gem.

Bizarrely finding myself laughing away at on screen murder is a situation I'm rarely in. Go see it, and laugh like a crazy person too. 

(Although saying that, I will never relax on a campsite/caravan holiday again. It's always the quiet ones, isn't it?)

Monday, 10 December 2012

Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.

- It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Christmas is coming! In fact, Christmas is only 15 days away... I should really get cracking with that shopping list. Have you started?

To get in the festive spirit, the boy and I spent our date night in the village of Falkland, with a visit to the wonderful Fayre Earth Gift Shop amongst a few other crafty village shops!

(picture heavy)

Our date night was finished off by a few drinks in the local, right by the Christmas tree!

Now... where are those mince pies?


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

If we wanted applause, we'd have joined the circus.

I met up with a friend recently and we sauntered off to see Argo (fiiiinally). I have to be honest, it didn’t live up to much. Essentially I found the story very interesting (definitely gonna snoop out some more info on that one) but the film as a whole fell a bit flat.

Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston and the wonder that is John Goodman, were fantastic. Love me a bit of John Goodman. 

I mean this in the nicest possible way, but does Mr. Affleck have any other facial expressions than ‘serious’ ?

See below...

i do not own these images

Mix it up, man!

It has started snowing here in Scotland, which has got me really upset as I have a lovely pair of berry red suede (rhymin'... almost) shoes I haven't yet had the chance to air. 

Time to find nice wellies?!


Thursday, 29 November 2012

Never ask for what oughta be offered.

- Winter's Bone (2010)

There is a chill in the air now! I defrosted ‘Mavis’  (- yes, I’ve named my car) this morning, and nearly cried while doing so. Don’t get me wrong; I like Winter… when I’m inside watching films with the fire blazing and a massive mug of tea - and a whole pack of custard creams. Other times, me and Winter do not get along. I will continue to dress inappropriately until such time as the Scottish snow forces me otherwise, today’s choice was a lovely flower pattern dress… but I layered a cosy jumper and paired it with leggings. 

jumper: charity shop     dress: new look     belt: ebay

I did also wear my ‘wonder-coat’, a beautiful burnt sienna number found for under £5 in Oxfam. I’ve left that in the car though, as I’m a smart cookie.

Speaking of cookies…

(Oaty) Snacktime made (and burnt) by my fair hands! I put berries on the side so I can pretend it’s healthy... 

This week I watched ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ with Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper. I wasn’t blown away, but there were a few giggles and is definitely worth a watch if you can catch it! Plus, boy is Mr. Cooper a tasty bit of eye candy…

(Tastier than these cookies, for sure. Back to the recipe book!)


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

I'm a sure thing.

- Pretty Woman (1990)

I’ve decided to start this blog as recently my graduate life seems to be significantly lacking in discipline and structure (It's 11pm on a Wednesday night, I'm watching Pretty Woman and stuffing my face with Chocolate Orange... I wish I had Julia Roberts' hair.) Also I’m incredibly nosey and love having a snoop around other people’s lives, in all honesty. 

So here goes nothing, welcome to my blog! (full of sporadic ramblings no doubt, bear with me!)