Saturday, 30 July 2011


I've had a bit more time on my hands this week and have finally joined Twitter! I have been following some of my favourite bloggers.

I think it might be more fun If I had a follower or two myself, then I may even tweet! (he he how technological am I?!)   I am wendy_cakes_ (two underscores, damn someone being a bit quicker on the old username front!)

Pop along and say Hi!

Some Bargains Just Can't be Ignored!

So I've been pretty good and resisted lots of nice things lately but some sale items just can't be passed up! I feel like a very lucky girl to have snagged these:
Shoes@ TK Maxx

Horay for TK Maxx and the red price tickets!

Good News! Finally Somewhere to Build a Nest!

Wohoo! Good news! After six months of accommodation turmoil (and about six years of saving a deposit!) we have exchanged on our little house! I'm so relieved! Finally somewhere to build a little nest all of our own!

As for nest building this brings me to my new hobby. Which I've promised myself I'm not going to get carried away with and go hobby obsessed! So for now its more of a project than a hobby! My mum has taught me to knit, eek! Now I have friends who can knit fantastic things, things that are actually designed to fit the human body! As for me I've never been able to knit, I can bake and sew but knitting has always been like trying to eat soup with a fork! (as a far as nemeses go I think I got off quite lightly, knitting)

Still, inspired by re-runs of 'Kirstys Homemade Home' I have picked up the knitting needles and am knitting us a blanket!


OK so I should probably come clean and say the white ones not mine! When I say I am knitting a blanket I am performing some rudimentary knitting and roping my mum into doing me some beautiful patterned squares.

Here's another one of her gorgeous stitches (Rice Stitch)

Pretty Cool eh? I'll keep you updated as to how my blanket is going! I haver a feeling it may not be ready for this winter!

I will post some pics of the new house when we get in. Hopefully we will be getting the keys next week. After that it's just the small matter of finding a job to pay for things!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

A current OOTD!

Still here! and life is still very up in the air, I can't wait to write a post with some good news in it, alas for now I will have to settle with showing you a good dress instead! Although I must add that the light at the end of the tunnel is getting ever closer and we remain cautiously optimistic! 

It's not often that I show you something that is still available to purchase! (usually too slow with OOTD's) I bought this dress from New Look recently (with a gift voucher- still being careful with cash - given the current ubiquitous sales that's not easy- grr!). 

The earings are from Accessorise and were one of my few sale purchases, I think they were £1.60 but they look much more expensive than that -well I think so!
Dress @ New Look
Jeggings @ Evans
Cardi @ New Look
Earrings @ Accessorise

Anyhow this dress is great, the bust line is very flattering and the fabric is very floaty and feminine. The rose print is really pretty (although it confused a bee/wasp yesterday who crawled inside it and stung me on my back - my first sting ever beelieve(lol!) it or not!) The slip inside is independent of the dress (but has connecting poppers) and has adjustable straps, although the fabric is very synthetic I don't have a particular aversion to it but I know some folk do. Back to the print; the pink, red and peach tones in the roses act as a good bridge between black and brown, hence the brown bag (I say hence the brown bag, at the moment it's my only bag not in storage!).

Here's me doing a bit of a mermaid pose! 
 The location for this 'shoot' is Hornsea, a small sea side resort on the beautiful East Yorkshire coast. We have some fantastic beaches in Yorkshire, sadly the East coast is eroding very quickly in places, Hornsea being one of them. The huge rocks at the top of the beach have been put there in an effort to slow the loss of land, I hope they work. My photographer was my mum who it turns out is pretty good behind the camera!
Lastly our main reason for going to the seaside are these little guys:
They are called Florence and Bobby (left to right) they are papillion crossed with Shitzu and they are just gorgeous! They both love running around on the beach but neither of them will go in the water!

Lastly apologies If I'm not responding to comments very well at the moment, things are busy and my internet access is patchy, I do appreciate comments and want to say a big thank you for such positive and lovely comments. As soon as life settles down I will be a much better blogger!