Friday, 31 October 2014

The Matrix

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Celebrating Halloween is not something I've ever joined in with over the years. Back in the olden days when I was a little girl it wasn't a 'thing' to go trick or treating, then when it did become a 'thing' my parents said it wasn't a nice thing to do. My Nan is very anti-Halloween as a devout Christian and her opinion is that you're pretty much in league with the devil for buying pumpkin at this time of year. There was one time I was allowed to dress as a witch with a few black bin liners but had to change back when Dad got home...

By the time I was old enough to go to house parties I didn't have any friends anyway.

These days I'm more than happy to put the lights off and pretend we're out in the hope that greedy kids don't bother calling round, in fact I may hand craft a 'BEWARE THE STAFFIE' sign even though the small print would technically need to read 'because he really wants kisses and cuddles'.

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Jumper, jeans and tee – charity shops, boots – yard sale, feather necklace – Iced Rainbow Jewellery, bangles – misc.

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I just thought I'd share this outfit today as the new-to-me jumper is vaguely Halloween-y colours. Chris immediately pointed out that it's obviously THE MATRIX which wouldn't have thought of independently, but it's so obvious now he's said it.

Whether you're partying, hiding in your house or have forgotten about Halloween altogether I bid you a good day and may your weekend be filled with merriment too.

Sophie

Thursday, 30 October 2014

West Acre

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We heard a rumour that you could walk around a lake at West Acre. It's not true.

Being familiar with Castle Acre, we go there for a little walk and a good dose of fresh air but had never really thought of trying the other 'Acres'. After a perusal of a map we thought we knew how to drive there but we did a couple of laps of the village before settling on somewhere to park.

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It's lovely to walk along the lanes and along the grassy footpaths to the two fords, then weaving through the woodland (look, more mushrooms!).

We've dropped by a couple of times as we enjoyed it so much. Sadly, it seems that people who fail to clean up after their dogs also like the place which makes it stink in the heat (that's over now, but still means you have to watch where you tread).

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More to come from near here again soon and that's a good thing.

Sophie

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The spy who sh*gged me

Dressed as Austin Powers

I'll put this one down as the time I accidentally dressed as Austin Powers.

The wool skirt was a find quite recently, it's a bold electric blue which caught my eye and I had to buy it. Winter skirts are a winner for me and I own precious few minis; mini skirts used to be a young teenage staple for me and I kind of miss wearing fun little skirts all the time.

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It started so well; new skirt, fairly co-ordinating blue knee socks with trusty brown boots. The cream pussybow blouse is a favourite of mine, the floaty material and sleeves are right up my street. Knowing it would be cool out (a few weeks ago when it was cool and not mind-numbingly freezing) I absent-mindedly reached for my precious navy velvet jacket, thinking oh it's blue so it'll be appropriate.... We're walking through town when Chris asks why I've dressed as Austin Powers, way too late to do anything about it!

Dressed as Austin Powers

Being me, I kinda love it but since when have I been one for convention?

Sophie

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Stiffkey from Wells-Next-The-Sea | The Norfolk Coast Path

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We've done a lot of walking lately. Taking a few hours at the weekend to just slow down, breathe in some fresh air and drink in the scenery at a steady pace on foot is invaluable. In Norfolk we're very lucky to have plenty of well walked paths and trails (although never enough in my book, but that's perhaps just me being demanding again) with the Norfolk coast path being a significant route following the coastline.

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Usually when we visit Wells-Next-The-Sea we mooch through the high street down to the harbour then straight down to the sand and along as far as Holkham sometimes. It's not often we take the coast path East.

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Back in September we thought we'd ring the changes and take the walk from Wells to Stiffkey. The wind blew away the cobwebs and the fresh sea air left us feeling more tired than usual – is that a myth or is there some logic behind it?

Once we arrived at Stiffkey there was nothing for it but to turn around and walk back again, what else.

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Sophie