31 August 2012

Fashion Find Friday!

I love clothes, but I don't always have much money to spend, so I've taken up Pinterest shopping! It might not quite give me the thrill of lugging a full bag of pretty dresses home, but adding new stuff to my Pinterest style board is a damn sight cheaper. If you'd like to follow my board, here's the link.

This week I enjoyed drooling over the brand new Autumn Winter (yes, I know!!) collection from Yumi. I am totally in love with their print dresses, especially the one with a giant fox. I also found a funky fish print dress on eBay for you to enjoy..............

30 August 2012

My Olympic Mascot Love Affair

I'm not afraid to say it..... ♥ I love the Olympic mascots ♥

In another life I would've been the one to design them; I mean, one-eyed crazy creatures - that's kind of my thing. Unfortunately it wasn't me, so I have to be content with buying some mass-produced 'made in China' plush jobbies like everyone else. Or not like everyone else if I'm to believe most mentions of them in the media. I get so annoyed hearing people slag them off as ridiculous or meaningless. OK, they are not your typical two-eyed teddy bear, but isn't that a good thing? We've got enough teddies in the world already surely? I'm proud that our Olympic mascots are different. I love the fact that every part of their design has been thought about and woven into a back story. If you want to find out more, don't just read Wikipedia, check out this interview with Wenlock himself:

I realised I had a slight obsession with defending these mascots when asked what my favourite moment of the Olympic games had been, and hearing myself reply that it wasn't seeing Jess Ennis or Mo Farah win gold, it was definitely the moment I saw a giant Wenlock, holding a little gold Wenlock, jumping around on the track at the end of the men's 200m final!!!

Given my obsession, I was pretty excited when I heard about the Mayor of London stroll discovery trails around London featuring huge mascot statues all dressed up as various landmarks or characters. I knew I had to try out the routes, and so far I've spotted about half of the 82 mascots! Here are a few of my favourites:

And for anyone who loves them as much as me, you can even design your own mascots online! Here are 2 sporty mascot versions of me I had fun designing..............

28 August 2012

Tuesday Tunes

I love this song so much! It's so atmospheric, and she has such a great voice. It's a perfect sunbathing song for me........

Sleep Alone by Bat for Lashes

Golden Lego Bench Monday

Looks like Princess Leia liked that golden bikini after all!

21 August 2012

Tuesday Tunes

This song has the power to make me smile no matter what. I can't help but bob along and think of happier days.........

Once Around the Block by Badly Drawn Boy

20 August 2012

Something Fishy Lego Bench Monday

What a great view from the lego bench this week!

14 August 2012

Tuesday Tunes

This week it is a glamorous, and rather beautiful, video from Florence and the Machine...

Spectrum by Florence and the Machine 

And for those of you who prefer a more upbeat sound, here is the Calvin Harris dance remix. I prefer the original myself.

Spectrum (Say My Name) by Florence and the Machine (Calvin Harris remix)

13 August 2012

"Have I missed anything?" Lego Bench Monday

I think this Olympics fan might be running a little bit late...............

07 August 2012

Tuesday Tunes

One of my old favourites - go girl power!!

Just a Girl by No Doubt

06 August 2012

Medal Winning Lego Bench Monday!

A Team GB gymnast celebrating her beam medal with a little bench work!
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