Thursday, 11 April 2013

Gin o'clock #3

La Petit Anglaise

Today had a decidedly Gallic theme, I went for Essie’s Sand Tropez as a chic accompaniment to Russell and Bromley’s Paris bag in burgundy, gin wise I’m back on the Waitrose cheap stuff. 

I must confess I recently invested in a second R&B Paris bag, in black. As my mother always says, sometimes you have to be extravagant.

The twins...


I am a little bit concerned that the size of my handbag armoire is becoming insufficient. By the time I stuff them with tissue paper and tuck them into their dustbags there simply is not enough space, and I do hate to squish. My current solution is to let one sleep next to me on handbag pedestal (or, bedside table to use layman's terms) I do this on a rotation basis, I find them a comforting presence to wake up to.

Seems everyone’s got something to say about Maggie Thatcher this week so I thought I would throw my twopence in too- she knew her way around a handbag and she died in the Ritz, what a great epitaph.

Also, has anyone else looked at the Anna Wintour’s ebay donations, honestly, whadda load of old crap.

Is she taking the piss? New without tags? See you in the Resolution Centre Anna!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Gin o'clock #2

Jacky has a headache so I've enlisted Jo while my paws dry (I haven't changed the colour since yesterday, it's still Essie's 'In stitches', I've just touched up the tips). I'm sipping Hendricks, controversially with lemon - not cucumber. 'What's the point in choosing Hendricks?' I hear you ask.  Dunno - I ran out of the cheap stuff. Sometimes I choose to be classy, sometimes I have class thrust upon me.

Today my ship really came in big style. As I understand it, the good people of Easyjet gave me €400 in return for a slightly lengthy wait in Rome airport. So naturally, I hot footed it straight to Russell & Bromley and picked up the latest addition to my handbag family. 'Quilty' (its name)

But it hasn't all been gin and handbags! I hosted a wedding this morning, followed by lunch on Budleigh Salterton beach (went halfsies with my Dad on a sausage panini), nipped out to Russell and Bromley to purchase my handbag (courtesy of Easyjet), sold a fish tank, now squeezing in a bit of blogging and gin o'clock before a night on the lash at Exeter Cavern later. I. Am. Pooped.

I just had a look at my page views and it's alarming. Who the hell are you people? Especially that one person from the Netherlands.

So here I am, 8pm, four gins in. ('Will you make it to the cavern?' asks Jack) On that note, today's development is, if you have two glasses on the go, you can send one to be refilled wile you finish the other. I am a very deep person.

Anyway, nails are dry - so off I pop. Shout out to my peep, in the Netherlands. I'll leave you with this picture of the 'holy trinity' (gin, handbag and nail polish).  As I said, didn't have time to change my nail colour, just touched up the tips. But in my picture of the holy trinity you will see Essie's 'Bordeaux', which is what I would have painted them if I hadn't had such a hectic day. Deal with it.

I need a wee, I hope my nails are actually dry.

Old people on bikes. What's that about? As a solution to all this animal cruelty biz, change to 'Gran National' and race old people instead. Same amount of heart attacks, but at least the RSPCA would be happy.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Gin o'clock #1

So, a little bit later than I'd like to be tonight: owing to a rather hectic afternoon and a late lunch/burger, but here I am! Finally G&T in hand and drying my nails.

Tonight I have gone for a generous measure of Bombay Sapphire, dash of tonic (slimline, lets not go mental), slice of lemon and a good bit of ice. I have recently become a fan of having a lot of ice in my gin. I know what you are thinking- doesn't that displace valuable gin space? That's what I thought too, until I had the epiphany that ice keeps ice cold so therefore it melts slower and dilutes the drink less. I just had to buy bigger glasses.

As I mentioned previously, I like to multi-task with gin drinking and nail painting. Todays colour is a failsafe, Essie's 'In Stiches'. A lovely autumnal dusky pink with brown hues. I think what I like most about this shade is the fine line it treds, managing to be both a light and a dark at the same time. Tonight I had quite a large gin and went for three coats, it's been a long day.

Also, should we be worried about North Korea?

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Gin o'clock

Everyday at 6pm (3pm on weekends and bank holidays) I will be posting my thought for the day over a nice G&T while I paint my nails. I have enlisted the help of Jacky to do the typing.

See you at 6 Gin and Handbag lovers!


I like this one