The Weekend Edit #17

The Weekend Edit #17

Any week without vertigo is a good week! 

Taken from my films to watch now post - read here!

Taken from my films to watch now post - read here!

It has definitely gotten colder up North, the leaves have been falling for about two weeks now and I have been watching the squirrels gather up huge conkers and bound across the branches back to their dreys. I think we left each other on Monday so let's pick up from Tuesday. 

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Tuesday - Hairdresser time! Ugh. I always like how I feel on leaving (usually tired). This week I took a photo on to my hairdresser and we are walking towards be going brunette/bronde/balyage-y. I left 3 or 4 shades darker which was hard to pick up on camera!

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When I saw the back of my head in last weeks post I knew I wanted to dull down that blonde blonde and I was thankfully so happy with the result. That evening I treated myself to my usual Mexican takeaway. Stomach was not ready for that, and I felt like shit for 2 days after but I am kind of used to feeling crap at the moment so didn't let it dull my week (plus anything is better than vertigo) 

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Wednesday turned in to an unplanned self care day with candles, magazines and lovely films. My delivery from The Botanical Candle Co arrived just in time, I ordered lavender and rose geranium for my bedside and then the new Tinder Box because I thought it sounded lovely. I lit it whilst I had a bath and watched when Harry met Sally. 

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Taking a day off on Wednesday meant I had to catch up on work asap which I managed to do by about 4pm then tackled that days to do list. I was surprisingly efficient and had only a couple of things outstanding! Not sure what got in to me! 

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That afternoon my Space NK delivery arrived. I re-bought my beloved Kiehls moisturiser but I was in need of a new exfoliator and picked up The Algenist after reading good reviews. I then couldn't resist and treated myself to a new Autumn perfume, Super Cedar Byredo, which I have had compliments on every time I have worn it since Thurs. Very woody, floral and a gorgeous base note of vetiver. See my perfume post for more details! The exfoliator is lovely so far but only used twice. Will report back after 2 weeks use. 

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We then went to go and visit puppy Gatsby, he is exceptionally cute and terrorised Atticus, who didn't seem to mind tooo much. When he is a little bigger Atticus will have a lot more time for him. His training is going well and he has seemed to have mastered the basic commands! He is a terrier though, stubborn at heart. 

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That evening I lit my new candle, put on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and hung up laundry and chose which items to get rid of. I then uploaded this picture to instagram and all hell broke loose. 

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The comments ranged from "is that all you own" to "omg I wish I could do this". I am going to write a blog post on minimalising your wardrobe but not having a capsule wardrobe. I have implemented a one in one out policy for the last couple of years and it works so well for me. A few points to note; I have a dresser for underwear, gym, loungerwear/Pjs and I work from home. I could wear my wedding dress every day if I want to. So I don't necessarily have a 'work wardrobe'.

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Friday morning I woke up and jumped straight on the laptop so I could book tickets to see one of my favourite comedians Joe Lycett. I am the proud owner of 2 tickets for the leeds Feb showing, this will be my first ever comedy gig!

Michael had the day off work and I scheduled a house viewing. The house was terrible, the garden was lovely. Getting so bored of not finding the right house! And I am sure you are all bored of me whining about it!

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I then commandeered a neighbours doorway for some blog pictures, hoping that they didn't arrive home or need to exit their house. (I did text to ask, I am not that creepy)

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I have found a new podcast to listen to which I popped on before bed. It is about missing people with the odd murder thrown in. Missing people cases fascinate me. Its called Already Gone

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Saturday was a totally chilled day. I found myself involved in a missing puppy case. Randomly a couple of days earlier some lads were messing around with a staffy outside the house. I then noticed they had a very young puppy with them, off the lead following the older staffy. I took a photo and videod the puppy because something was just a bit off about it all. These lads are known to our little street as they like to throw fireworks in the wood next to it. I was on facebook Saturday morning and came across a Wanted poster for the exact puppy I saw the other day. Turns out the pup was stolen out of the arms of a little girl who was waiting outside a newsagents!! Can you believe that? Anyway, I called the number and left a message then called the police and told them everything I knew and passed on the footage. Long story short. As of Sunday eve the puppy has been returned to the owners!

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We left the house for suppliers but came home and finished off watching Stranger Things. I watched American Horror Story and Taskmaster.

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Ahh Sunday! A totally relaxed day. I did a few work emails, had a long bath and then we went for a dog walk. Watched the bake off whilst eating soup, and now I am writing up this before bed! Whilst on the dog walk I came across a poster for a Tough 10k at Roundhay Park for Cancer Research. My question is, what level of fitness do you need for this and is it achievable to get there in 6 weeks? I don't particularly care about a good time...but will I die whilst doing it? 

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I wore new Zara scarf (£19.99) and have already got make up on it, but it was big and cosy. You need it in your life too. 

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Enjoy your week! Embrace Autumn in all it's splendor and keep everyone updated with the #simplyweekend hashtag on instagram!