Friday, 25 December 2009

BOXING DAY GIVEAWAY (or borderline Lula madness!)

Hear ye, hear ye, come this way, I announce a giveaway!

And I promise, this one you'll be BONKERS to miss!

But halt! Contain your excitement! For there is a sorry tale to precede these jolly happenings...

What do you do when your nearest Borders, stocking the latest nuggets of literary excellence such as i-D,POP, Lula, KoreanJapaneseRussianItalianyounameittheyhaveitVogue, Elle, Seventeen etcK etcK is 5 minutes' walk away from your house?

No, this isn't a cracker joke and the answer is not (insert clever borders-related pun here), but is in fact, that you live H.E.A in your little red-brick house sipping coffee in front of House MD and making cabbage brownies like any sane old granny, and be warm'd with the thought that you can pop into Borders at any time you wish and cosy-up in a corner and have a flick through Lula...or two...or three...

But what do you do when (this is getting somewhere I assure you), after peeacefully dozing off in the car after a tiring skate at the rink, you spot something that makes you jolt bolt upright and, after a prolonged pause of disbelief, succumb to sorrowful sobs of...sorrow? Namely, a black-on-yellow banner snaking across the Borders sign saying 'STORE CLOSING - everything must go'?!?! You feel overcome with unbearable grief, and secretly wish for plentiful reductions...

Or at least, that's what it was like for me. But rejoice, my lovelies, for this tale doth indeed have a joyous ending... The eve of the very last day of Borders' existence, my mother whispered in my ear as she put me to bed some advice which I later embraced with eternal gratitude..."get yourself down there," says she, "with a big bag. just en case." What wise words. So the next day I crunch over to Borders in the snow, and of course almost wept with tears of bittersweet joy as I flew to the magazine discover an enormous, enormously reduced pile of Lulas! You'd think at £1 each it was already a bargain to be had (and when do you ever see magazines reduced ever?), and so did I when I was just about to head to the tills, when...


a booming voice thundered from the sky:

"Good afternoon Borders customers, for the final 20 minutes of this store every book, magazine and Paperchase item is now 10p"


It was decided in an instant. Let's just the end, my bag was unliftable. I had to "borrow" a broken trolley to take everything home. And thus, my dear readers, I am happy to announce a Lula giveaway! I will be giving away 2 copies of Lula magazine (possibly three depending on how many entries there will be), drawing names at random out of a hat.

Because.. I really wanted to do something to thank you all properly, and also because I know like me, there are a good few of us who have been recession-beaten and cannot spend £6 on a magazine, or simply have nowhere to buy it. I hope that this is worthy enough for my first ever giveaway, and hope to do some more in the near future!

To enter, all you have to do is simply leave a comment with your name and e-mail, and a link to a pretty picture (optional :P) I will put all names in a hat and draw one winner on the 3rd January 2010!! Good Luck everyone, and please spread the word: the more people enter the merrier! <3

Monday, 21 December 2009

White Winter Hymnal

I was following the pack, all swallowed in their coats, with scarves of red tied round their throats, to keep their little heads from falling in the snow, and i turned round and there you go...

Isn't it wonderful when snow comes? Every year I long to crawl out of bed one morning and know that somebody up above gave the earth a generous sprinkling, like icing on a giant Christmas cake ready to be treasured until every last morsel is gone...

Hat, T.K.Maxx
Scarf, gift from Narnia
Shirt, Hollister
Fringed waistocat, Hollister
Bodycon skirt, Miss Selfridge, thrifted
Tights, gift
Boots, Clarks

Lyrics: Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal . If you haven't heard it yet you must!