I'd like to think that December is a mad-busy month for everyone, what with all those presents to buy and wrap, parties and dinners to attend and the fact that even a quick trip to the shops for a few necessities can take hours as you battle through the crowds!
With all that being said, I was a little surprised to have received two separate emails this week asking where I was! Ha!
First of all, I'd like you all to know that if the day ever comes when I decide that I don't want to blog any more, I would certainly inform you and not just slip out of the back door!
However this is currently not the case, and in explanation for my brief absence - I have been working a lot more than usual, and blogging has taken a bit of a back-burner position in favour of earning pennies for all those Christmas expenses!
On my sporadic days off however, I have been snapping still! These photos were taken during the last couple of weeks. I've been torn between practicality of wrapping up against the fierce cold, and my love for winter shorts!
My tweed blazer was from Brightons Vintage Nation event earlier on in the year (Joshua found it for me! What a star!) worn with a high neck blouse I found on eBay, and some Topshop shorts from a couple of years ago...Fortunately these thick wooly tights from Primark keep my legs relatively warm!
I've also recently re-discovered this rabbit-charm necklace. I cut off his pearly-bead tail and now find myself wearing him all the time!
(Hair still photographs gingery despite being more and more brunette in real life - argh!)
On another recent day off, I tottered off to nearby Lewes with some of the lovely ladies I work with at the Blackbird Tea Rooms. We had a lovely day out despite the bracing weather!
First port of call was some lunch! We chose to dine at the lovely Bills (I always enjoy the food and atmosphere!)
Kate and Stephanie...
Myself, Becca and Chloe...
We then set off exploring Lewes numerous antique shops, where I spotted, and promptly fell head over heels in love with this little guy! Isn't he amazing?
Next was a good rummage in the huge Lewes Antiques Centre. On this occasion it wasn't entirely fruitful for me (I walked away with just a miniature wicker basket) but I still enjoyed having a mooch...
Were it not for the price I would have loved to have taken one of these thick eiderdowns home with me, such gorgeous fabrics!
Cute soap holder anyone?
With four or five floors full of trinkets and antiquity to look at, we were certainly kept busy for an hour or so!
This antique little cupboard was also a heart-breaker. Much as I loved it, I couldn't justify £60...Boo!
The ladies all wrapped up warm outside (Chloe showing off her little bag of vintage baubles!)
We then discovered a beautiful little boutique called 'Scarlett Rage Vintage' which was filled with heavenly vintage...Look at those vintage Louis Vuitton cases!
Admiring a beetle brooch...
Chloe and the dresses!
After a good natter with the shops owner (who oddly knew the owner of our tea rooms! Small world!) we set off home just as the sun began to set on Lewes...
What a beautiful afternoon!
So there we go! I'm not dead/in prison/no longer blogging...I've just been keeping busy in other ways!
I do have some ideas for some future posts though, so fear not, I'll be back soon!
Love Yours Truly, x