How to Be a Ladyperson at the Holidays: 10 Important Tips


This is how we should dress this ‘season’
I particularly love ;
Show off all your many dimensions at once. When planning outfits for your holiday soirées, think: “I’m an heiress and an Italian professor at this upscale tropical funeral.”

And “Pants are for suckers! Merry Christmas”

Originally posted on I Miss You When I Blink:

Straight from the ad pages of your favorite magazines, here’s your guide to being a girl in December. Take notes.

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1. Stay cozy. Wear a baby.

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2. Flaunt your complexity.

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3. Represent feminine softness in a hard masculine world.

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4. If you’re truly hot, you won’t get cold.

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5. Sit like this while waiting for the valet at the end of a holiday party.

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6. If you insist on being serious, you must be 100% serious at all times.

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7. Live every moment like a dream sequence.


angel cats of christmas

they're everywhere

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8. Do a sports thing. That’s funny.

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9. Wear makeup, like a deviant.

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10. Ignore the voice of reason.

Pants are for suckers. Merry Christmas.

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(Past fashion ad life-guides are here, here, here, and well, there are…

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Wish we were back there again

View of Queenstown across Lake Wakitipu

View of Queenstown across Lake Wakatipu

In January last year we went to Australia & New Zealand to visit friends and family in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Queenstown.  As the weather gets colder her it is easy to miss the heat of Perth, the warmth of Sydney and Melbourne, and the alpine-summer like temperatures of New Zealand.

Even easier today as we are expecting the arrival of Peters first grandchild any-time shortly, but he will be born in New Zealand.  Sometimes it’s really hard to be on the other side of the planet!  I’m only going to be a step-grandma (phew!!), but even still its really exciting!!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Gone, But Not Forgotten.”

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The Walkie Talkie Building

One of the buildings that my dad wanted to see when he was here in London last week was the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building, because of its unusual shape

The Walkie Talkie BuildingThis building has a major design flaw however, and it’s not that the fact that it is top heavy.  During the summer this building burnt a car! Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge; Converge


Once again I feel like the daily Post has been following me around as I take photos!  I took these pictures while I was walking around London with my Dad last week.  The water running down the middle of the street drew our eyes to the far distance Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge; Angular

The Lloyds Building in London

Once again I feel like the daily Post has been following me around as I take photos!  I took these yesterday!! Continue reading

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Under a Blood Red Sky……

The lines of a U2 song are ringing in my head after last night’s sunset!

Blood Red SkyIt was stunning!

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Wilson looking for a stick

I put this video on You Tube because it was so funny watching Wilson jumping in the ferns trying to find his stick…

BUT then we put on subtitles!  They are hilarious!!

Wilson with a stick

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Another Blue Monday: A Blue Chicken

Blue Chicken

“Big blue cock erected on fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square”

Here is another of my collection of blue photos for Sally’s Blue Monday challenge

This one I found on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, originally intended for a statue of William the 4th on a horse, but remained bare for 150 years due to lack of funds.  In 1999 a sequence of three contemporary artworks were displayed, and the display was so successful that now the Plinth is to be used for the temporary display of artworks.  Currently a giant Blue Cockerel!

The statue received great reviews in the UK press with punning headlines such as “Big blue cock erected on fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square”, “Boris Johnson in Trafalgar Square with a Massive Blue Cock And Disgruntled Woman” and “Boris Johnson unveils giant cock in Trafalgar Square”


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Weekly Photo Challenge; Achievement

Producing my ‘selfie‘ a few weeks back for my photography class was a major achievement.  I was very proud of myself… but it is only when you look at the photos that ‘didn’t make the cut’ can you see how difficult I actually am to photograph!

Here are a few of them to cheer up a rainy Sunday Evening :-)

Finally I found one I was happy with!! Continue reading

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Monochrome Madness, Week 38

P1300574This week I’ve been exploring with spirals for my Black & White Photography… which one should I send to Leanne for her Monochrome Madness challenge?  I can never pick :-( Continue reading

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