It really was as well. Now, I will say that I was already in a good mood. Partly for all the flattery I’d been receiving via those new-fangled electronic messages they have, but mostly because it dawned on me – I’ve cracked this confidence thing. Ok, I still have days when I feel like total shit, but thats normal, and most of the time I really could just dance through life feeling ace and tiptop.
So I’ve spent today with one of the best girls in the world, the lovely Miss Jem. She had toddled over from the Peaks to the fair city in which we met and it was a day full of covering old stomping ground and seeing my beloved hometown with fresh eyes. I’m not kidding, I discovered shops that had been there a good while but never noticed….I swear Jem is like a shopping good luck charm!
However, her own style of blogging did actually rub off on me, and the next thing I knew, I was taking pictures of all sorts of things….ok, so well mainly trees and buildings. But still, I got arty with it, so thats fine!
The last three pictures are from an amazing vintage shop in Hockley, Nottingham…which is actually full of them, these days but we did get into hot water for snapping away – I think they must have had problems with students before for some reason….I think its fine to come over and politely ask why someone’s snapping on their phone, but tbh, in our modern electronic age, surely its a given people will take pictures for their own amusement when shopping? Just me?
Window display of a proper magpie of a shop….it kind of has a grown up gothic style to it, and their black painted tables awash with jewellery inside made me want to get a bag and just pull all of the shiny things into it!
From the outside I was expecting this to be another expensive but chic boutique, but turns out it was a charity shop, and not too badly priced….I’ll be heading back, thats for sure. However, the china in abundance may have spoken to Jem, just saying!
Had that proper vintage shop smell….shame that I’m not talented enough to be able to pick up something that wouldnt fit and whip it up into something that would! They did have some great silk collars that I might head back for!
Couldn’t resist going in the best branch of Waterstones ever (fact) and the Agatha Christie display had us both stopping and drooling….in fact, I swear we were in there at least half an hour wandering around going ‘oooh, I want to read that….and that….’
Some arty tree shots….not perhaps that arty, but oh well, I enjoyed taking them!
So, all in all, it was a fantastic day…definitely made the top twenty of best days ever. Funny acedote, as we were walking down the street, we can hear the refrain in the distance of a male busker whom didnt sound too bad. In fact, dear reader, it was exactly the sort of music that when busked or just played, will send this fair blogger into meltdown – have I mentioned that boys with guitars and a decent set of pipes just tend to make me go insane? Anyway, after a quick poise to laugh, we then continued on past the busker. Whom as we did, according to Jem’s eyewitness account, he sang right at me. I wasnt looking at the busker because I’d have giggled….he was singing the sexiest music in the world, which makes midly attractive men hot (which is motown/soul. fact)
Anyway, this did make Jem later invent a song entitled ‘Sara fancies a dirty busker’ when we had to walk within earshot of his playing once more. But, to add to the hilarity of this event, when we walked around the corner, there was a tramp playing a tin whistle whilst sat on the floor. Which, well, you can see where the humour then lay. Because of course a busker with a proper amp and everything is the same as a tramp with a whistle. Which I might have just said a bit too loudly at the time. (it isnt the first time I’ve gotten entranced by a busker….in fact, I’ve spent far too much time watching them when they’re really good and attractive to boot…)
But really, it was about the shopping and the really lovely food and even more lovely company….it was quite saddening to have to wave Jem off. Sob!
However, I did wear clothes on this outting, so right at the end I’m getting to an outfit post….go me!
Shirt: New Look | Jeans: Evans (ancient!) | Jewellery: Accessorize and Primark
On the way home, I took a short cut through House of Fraser and the Urban Decay girl offered to let me have a try of the Naked 2 palette….and you should all know that if I like a makeup brand, it is nigh on impossible for me to refuse being made up, even if I am on the way home! I have to say I was glad I did, because its made me 100 percent sure that I need to have one of their palettes in my life….they’re amazing!
So that’s it folks, my day in a very long nutshell!!