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Fantabulous Foto Friday

First of all, I’m REALLY sorry for neglecting all you lovely people who have left comments on the blog over the last week.
I pride myself on visiting your blogs when you comment and also returning those comments, so I’m a little angry with myself right now.
It wouldn’t be a proper Chick Named Hermia post if I wasn’t over-dramatic.
*begins the self-flogging and hand-wringing*

Anyway, with being up in Belfast last weekend for the IBAs, viewing potential houses every evening and The Boy’s granny being in hospital, time has been scarce.
Actually thank you so much for all the well-wishing tweets and texts for his granny…she’s making nothing short of a miraculous recovery right now, so fingers crossed she keeps going in that direction.
I’m heading to Paris for the next few days to visit The Boy’s French granny, who is also sick right now so I’ll be MIA until next Tuesday.
And then I’ll be busy preparing for the big move into mine and The Boy’s first (rented) house.
Three bedrooms and a big garden: we won’t know what to do with ourselves!
I’m really excited!
When we moved into our apartment, it was perfectly decorated so we never got to do anything to make it really feel like home.
This new place looks like it belongs in the seventies though, so we’ll be shopping for paint and carpet and all sorts of home-making goodies.
I’m desperately in need of a creative project.
Plus, The Boy has bestowed one of the bedrooms on me so I can have my own little office.
*excited squeal*
This is in return for me allowing us to get a few sports channels.
Sweet compromise.

We haven’t signed anything yet, so hopefully nothing mental happens between now and next weekend when we had over the deposit that makes the landlady stop loving us…and by ‘us’, I mean The Boy…



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Fantabulous Foto Friday

Nothing to write today.
I need to save my words for a specific thing.
It’d be nice if people didn’t keep me waiting though.
With great power comes great responsibility.
And basic human compassion would also be nice.
PS: This is turning into a horrific week. Included on the list of things I’ve lost in the last few days is this amazing apartment I found in the city centre where I work.
It had a spiral staircase.
Someone else got there first.
Damn them.


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Developing a Home Crush on…. Annie Morris

I’ve just seen artist Annie Morris’ London home featured in this month’s British Vogue and without hesitation, I would do all manner of things, legal and otherwise, to be able to call it my own:


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My mother just informed me….

….that a GIANT package just arrived for me.

I love you DotComGiftShop!!!!

I will post pictures of me rolling in homewares tonight.


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Argh and Woohoo!

Argh: Work is terribly busy today so blogging will be at a practically non-existant minimum.

Woohoo: I couldn’t RESIST posting about The DotComGiftShop. The wonderful Eliza J from Blaubushka recommended it to me when I asked for some apartment decorating sites and OMG they have the most beautiful stuff!

I’ve clocked up a £600 basket in “Oh I’d Like That” clicks, but obviously I’m going to have to trim that list a bit!lol!!!

Anyway, here are some of the things I won’t be crossing off the list….


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Apartment Inspiration

I’m so excited about moving out with The Boy! Although we’re at this ‘limbo’ stage because I REALLY want to start shopping for apartment stuff, but bar some basics, I can’t really buy anything until I’ve seen the place we’re going to be living!

So while my fingers itch to open my purse and just buy EVERYTHING I see, I’m going to put this time to good use and brush up on the interior design research so that I’m brimming with ideas for that wonderful day I can begin making our little rented apartment our home!

OH …..can you guys recommended any good design websites?


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Here I Go

I was tagged by Lyndsay to do this …

The rules:

1. respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

2. tag eight other people.

What is your current obsession?
Material possessions …I’ve been like a magpie recently, snatching up anything even remotely pretty to hoard away with the rest of my collections. Interior Designment, here I come …

Who is your favourite photographer?
Tim Walker…I just ordered his book from Amazon …yipeeeeee! Also liking Patrick Demarchelier.

What are you wearing today?
Skinny jeans, black cons and a sleeveless long cardigan, which has these cool granny buttons on it.

What’s for dinner today?

Why is today special?
It’s special because I’m going to the gym for the first time in a year!

What would you like to learn to do?
Stand on my head ….or photograph professionally.

What’s the last thing you bought?
A ticket for the Monday matinee of Killed by Curriculum.

What are you listening to right now?
Friday’s recording of McGurk on 4FM

What is your favorite weather?
Warm and sunny or frosty and dry.

What is your most challenging goal right now?
Not walking out of my office job so I can save money for my move to Oz.

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
I think she should continue her career as a banjo player.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
In Dublin …I wouldn’t really want to live anywhere else for long enough to purchase real estate.

What would you like to have in your hands right now?
Something that’s not work related…possibly a lasagne.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Egypt …just enough to see the pyramids, but without having to get vaccinated.

Which language do you want to learn?
Improve my French, I suppose ..it’ll come in handy in a couple of weeks.

Who do you want to meet in person?
Tim Walker, Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn.

What’s your favorite type of music?
Music I like.

What’s the favorite piece of clothing in your own closet?
Greg’s grey wool jumper.

What is your dream job?
Features writer or photographer for Vogue.

Any favorite models?
Lily Donaldson, Agyness Deyn, Lily Cole, Sasha Pivovarova.

If you had $100 now what would you spend it on?
Topshop something.

Favorite designers?
Stella McCartney, Christopher Bailey for Burbery and Coco Chanel.

Fashion pet peeve?
Lol …uggs. Oh and combining denims.

Style Icons?
Zooey Deschanel, Emma Watson, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett.

Describe your personal style
Hmmmm I dunno …generally I just like my clothes to be pretty, comfy and a little quirky.

If your personality was a Magazine, which one would it be?
Vogue UK-Domino hybrid.

If you could be one item of clothing, what would it be?
A pretty and versatile tea dress.

I was also tagged by Lottie to do this….

The rules are as follows:

1. Put the link of the person who tagged you on your blog.
2. Write the rules.
3. Mention 6 things or habits of no real importance about you.
4. Tag six persons adding their links directly.
5. Alert the persons that you tagged them.

1) I have an entire journal filled with pitcures from magazines.

2) I can make my face turn a bluish-purple.

3) I spent two whole teenager years saying ‘groovy’ and ‘wreck da head’ while thinking I was super cool.

4) I am completely against abortion …and this does not make me conservative, Joey 😛

5) I’m hugely irritated by anyone who’s brain doesn’t work as fast as mine does…it’s not personal, I just hate having to slow down my train of thought

6) I came second in a cookery competition when I was 15, yet spent all of last year living on various combinations of lasagne, garlic toast, guacamole, penne pasta, noodles, soy sauce, waffles, baked chicken and lemon and corriander humus.

I’m going to spare you all a tagging since I tagged some people in my last post! 😀


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