Southern Yacht

My little take on plus size fashion, life, travel and smurfs

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Car booting and things that make me go arghh!

Hello there,

It's been a funny old week in my world. A very kind neighbour decided to drive into the BT junction box in our road. Luckily no injuries but it does mean we've been without any access to the internet for over a week now with no end in sight.

How on earth did we manage in the old days!!! I've been wandering around friends and family begging to hook up to their connections. For someone who works from home, it's been a bit of an arghh week! And a very good excuse to eat chocolate....lots of......

Another downside is that I haven't been able to do anything with my blog for ages. I have lots of ideas in my head, but at the moment they're all on paper. So this is a quick little update while I steal internet time perched in a friends front room (THANK YOU!!)

Here's me looking slightly manic while heading off to a Bank Holiday car bootie last Friday. I love this jacket so much, it's from Joe Browns at Simply Be and is a real old faithful. It will be a sad day in my household when it eventually wears out.

Jacket - Simply Be (old) - size 24
Tunic (20) and shoes - Marks and Spencer (old) 
The sizing on clothes really confuses me sometimes. Looking through my wardobe I have clothes ranging from a 24 to a 16 - huh? I think that is definitely a blog post for the future.
Thanks for reading and fingers crossed I get connected soon!




Sunday 13 April 2014

Little things that make me happy

Hello everyone!

A little post about some things that have made me smile this week.

I think I'm lucky because a lot of things make me happy, family and friends especially. But some things make me sad too, so on days like this when the sun is out and I have some free time, it's nice to appreciate the little fun things.

This is my happy necklace. It's a few years old and when I first saw it in Accessorize I wanted it so so so much! But it was way over my teeny tiny budget :-(. I kept looking though and come the sales, it was half price! Everytime I wear it, it makes me feel summery and colourful

I seem to have a bit of an obsession lately with frilly socks! These came from Accessorize too (part of their 3 pairs for £8 offer). I sometimes find that socks can cut into your ankle leaving the dreaded sock line, but these are ok and so far, nice and comfy. The shoes are from good old Primark for £4 and remind me of an orange sorbet! (and my trousers aren't really that short - honest!).

And finally, this really bought a smile to my face this week. Mooching around Tescos I checked out their F&F range. Now, this hasn't always been the most successful range for me in the past and I've struggled to find things that fit well, but just lately I've found some good stuff. This was hidden at the back of the sale rack for £7 but had a small hole in the back. Nothing 5 minutes with a needle and thread won't sort out though (plus it's at the back and I can't see that when I'm wearing it!).
Tescos - size 22
I've seen lip prints before and didn't think I liked them, but the colours in this remind me of raspberries and summer. That sounds weird, but I hope you know what I mean!!
Anyway, these a few of the things that have made me smile over the last couple of days. I know they're frivolous but sometimes I think we all need things like this.
Thanks for reading

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