Friday, 28 February 2014

Time of the Season

"It's the time of the season,
When the love runs high..."

This post's TUNE comes from The Zombies.  I wasn't about in the swinging sixties to know much about these, but from listening to this tune and other music in this wonderful era I'm pretty damn sure I would have fitted in perfectly.  This song came on the other day on my ipod using the ever brilliant shuffle, which every now and again throws out a song which makes me smile, this is one of them.  Give this song a listen, you'll love it.

You can listen to this wonderful tune here, and find out about The Zombies here.

Righteo then...

 Coat: H&M (old)
Bag: Peacocks (old)
Skirt: Internacionale (old)
Shirt: River Island (old)
Jumper: Primark (old)
Shoes: Office (£23.00, sale)

Yup, thats right, everything is old.  Sometimes it's ok to dig out those bits and pieces in your wardrobe that have somehow made it right to the back, sitting there all old and lonely.  We can't all wear something new all the time.

This week has been a crap one, I'm consoling myself by booking a holiday.  Sometimes we just need to have something good to look forward to, especially when it seems like there isn't anything nice and bright on the horizon.

p.s. I edit all my pics with PicMonkey.

Stay Sexy,

Wednesday, 26 February 2014


When life hands you lemons... cry

So right now once again I am sitting here feeling lost.  Monday, after having to make the hardest decision of my life, we made the decision to put my most beautiful little cat Peggy to sleep when her cancer had become just too much.  It's hard not to be selfish, all I wanted was to keep her for as long as possible, but even though we had literally done everything we possibly could for her, sometimes its just not enough and we knew it was time.  I wish I could put into words just how much I love my little one, but I can't, I will miss her more than anything, she was quite honestly the best little kitty cat we could have ever have hoped for, and I wish we could have had more time.

This brings me on to my title... I'm now at a cross roads in my life.  I would never ever have dreamed of leaving any of my beloved pets but it seems cruel fate has taken them away and now it's just me and my boyfriend.  We now find ourselves in a weird position with no real ties, all the options have opened up to us and we just don't know where to go from here.  One real option is leaving this country and going to live somewhere completely different for a year.

With this in mind, if you have ever packed up and moved somewhere completely new then let me know what it's like, is it as scary as it seems in my head?

p.s. I edit all my pics with PicMonkey.

Thank you,

Monday, 24 February 2014

The Book of Tomorrow: A Review

"Lose yourself in the magical and mesmerising story from Cecelia Ahern of how tomorrow can change what happens today.
Sometimes tomorrow has to start today…
Tamara Goodwin has always lived in the here and now, never giving a second thought to tomorrow. Until a travelling library arrives in her tiny village, bringing with it a mysterious, large leather-bound book locked with a gold clasp and padlock.
What she discovers within the pages takes her breath away and shakes her work to its core."

I'm going to be honest and say that I have never read a Cecelia Ahern book, they have just never applealed, seeming a little too happy and fluffy for my likeing, maybe it's just the titles that have put me off (p.s. I love you... bleugh).  But after spotting this little gem on a bookshelf in a charity shop I thought I would give it a whirl.

Admittedly the story didn't sound too good, but I loved the cover, how very very shallow; but I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you should always judge a book by it's cover.

Anywho, this story centres around Tamara Goodwin, a spoilt self-centred little rich girl who's grandiose life is turned upside down when her father takes his own life leaving her and her mother with a mountain of debt and no choice but to live with her aunt out in a little village miles from anywhere in Ireland.

Immediately my reaction was to take a dislike to Tamara, who seems to have all the traits of those girls in school who thought themselves just that bit better than everyone else, I'm sure everyone knows the type I'm talking about!  But as the story goes on I found myself finding the real Tamara and couldn't help but feel so sorry for her and seeing her for the real young teenage girl she really is deep down.

When Tamara finds a locked book on the travelling library a whole new world starts opening around her, meeting new people and finding out some hidden secrets and snippets of information that were destined to stay buried forever.  Now, I don't there is anything wrong with me saying, especially given the title, that the book Tamara finds does indeed tell the tale of what will happen tomorrow.  For me, I don't really understand this element of the story; maybe I'm a bit old fashioned, but I did't like this whole seemingly childish element and was the only thing about this story that didn't quite float my boat.

Overall this was a pretty good book, albeit not necessarily my usual cup of tea.  I loved Cecelia Aherns writing style however, there were some elements of the characters that were missing and it did feel a little rushed at the end with too many loose ends tied up in one go.

I'm very happy I picked up this book, it's opened up my eyes to Cecelia Ahern and am will now most definitely be reading many more of her books.

I give this book a:

You can buy this book on Amazon here and find out more about Cecelia Ahern here.

p.s. I edit all my pics with PicMonkey.

Stay Sexy,

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Getting to Know You: Part 2: The Fringe

It's weird the little things that make you, well you...

Every month I am going to try to do a bit of a 'get to know you' post with any wierd or wonderful topic that I have decided upon.  Last month, I started off this series with 'My Bookshelf', which you can read here, if your interested that is, otherwise, just don't click on the link and you will never see what a wonderful collection of books I have, but then again I'm biased.

Anywho, this month I have picked 'The Fringe'.  Right, I know that hair is important to everybody, it plays such a massive part in how we present ourselves and for some makes up a little part of who we are.  For me, I don't define myself by my hair, I am quite happy to chop and change it however I feel like.  I'm certainly not the type of person who has lovely long flowing locks who couldn't possibly dream of cutting them off.  However, even though I am quite happy to get scissor happy at the drop of  a hat, there is one piece of me that has always been there... the fringe.

Now for most people having a fringe cut in is quite a big step, but for me, it's the other way round, growing it our actually scares the sh*t out of me, I feel weird and exposed without it.  It's been with me for the last twenty seven years, of course I'm going to feel somewhat attached to it!  Although it gets cut, grown over to the side, cute again, cut shorter, grown long and sweeping over my face, the fact remains that it is always there.

So yes, like I said, it's been there the last twenty seven years.  You know those little toddlers you see that look so cute with their great big huge fringes that their mammy cut in, well I was one of those, except the difference in my case is that I still am.  Well technically not a toddler, but I still have the big fringe.

Right now I'm at a weird point with my hair, I've reached a weird kind of phase where I'm bored of having a fringe but scared to grow it out, I'm worried that people will look at me and think, 'christ, what the hell has she done to her hair'.  I'm trying to consider exactly what I want done, trying to limit the thoughts of 'oh my god, why god why' after emerging from the hairdressers.  If you have any ideas of what hairstyles you think would suit me then please leave a comment below... I will entertain most ideas, however, just so you know, skinhead is not an option.

So thats it really, me, my fringe and I.  Let me know if you too are long term fringer, I'd love to know I'm not the only one out there!

p.s. I edit all my pics with PicMonkey.

Stay Sexy,

Thursday, 20 February 2014

La Roche-Posay: Effaclar Duo +

Woah there, stop right now, this isn't a review, just something of a public service announcement if you will

No, this isn't a review, but today I picked up the La-Roche Posay Effaclar Duo + after reading like a bazillion reviews that all said how amazing it is.  I ordered after spotting the Boots offer online, and today my friends I went down to ymy local boots to pick this bad boy up.

I'm very excited to use this especially given the current state of my skin.  Regular Fragile Bird readers will know that I like to have a little moan about my skin every now and again, what with it being extremely far from perfect; but recently it's decided to go all kinds of nasty with some lovely little spots all bubbling up nicely under the surface with a head liner of a yellowing shiny red spot right smack bang in the middle of my cheek which quite frankly hurts like hell.  Right this minute I can feel the little devil getting bigger and bigger!  Spots ey, for such tiny little things it's surprising just how much difference they can make to your mood and appearance, arrrghhhhh!

So after seeing so very many reviews saying just how good this stuff is I thought I would give it a whirl, and after seeing the sticker on the front of the packaging I am feeling very good about this one.

As you can see, if it doesn't work it's money back, they must be pretty confident in their product, the offer states (for those interested in joining me on my road to clear skin):

"Offer available until 15th August 2014.  Valid on purchases made between 10th February 2014 and 31st May2014. UK & ROI residents aged 18+.  For refund, keep pack and sales reciept and register online at 1 week before refund request.  Internet access required.  1 refund per person, per household.  Brief explanation required.  Minimum 15 words."

So there you have it, I will update you in due course with documented pictures and everything.. oh god, the shame of it.  Let me know if you too will be trying this product, we can be like Effaclar Duo buddies or something!

You can buy this product from Boots here!

p.s. I edit all my pics with PicMonkey.

Stay Sexy,