Crimbo is nearly here

I'm back! After a long absence of moving house to chorlton in the land of Manchester (thats in the norf!), changing jobs and loads of other things I can now devote time to blogging again, which I am super pleased about. This post is a little photo based which I do appolagise for, but sometimes pictures are better than words. Sorry about the rubbish iPhone pictures, I haven't unpacked the box which contains my camera charger yet!
Today the pictures include my lovely new tapestry doctors bag I got off etsy, a fabulous horse jumper from oxfam in chorlton - perfect for the farm and some crimbo snaps.
Merry Christmas

An old fashioned Halloween

Hello! Sorry I have been away for so so long.

I have moved from London to the bright lights of Manchester so I haven't had time to put my heart into blogging and thought it would be better to wait to post something when I really had thought about it instead of rubbish!
Right here we go...

Now any of you who have been following my blog for a while now will remember my excitement at Halloween and this year is no exception.I have been deliberating for a number of months now as to what my costume should be, so from starting off as wanting to go as Tippi Hedren's character Melanie from the birds and not succeeding at finding any cheap fake black birds (honestly look on the internet they are impossible to find!) I went scouring the Halloween database once more for inspiration.

I like the tradition of Dia del los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico where the friends and families of the dead go to the cemeteries and pray and remember those who they have lost. I think this is a tradition which should be celebrated worldwide, it is so beautiful to celebrate their lives. The friends and families offer sugar skulls, flowers and food as gifts to the altars they make at the graves. So as I think this is a lovely way to celebrate those who have passed I am going as a sugar skull, which basically requires my artistic skills to decorate my face. There are some examples below.


Hey my lovely followers. I need to apologise to you all for my lack of posts over the past few weeks. The reasoning behind this is that I have relocated from London to the glorious North that is Manchester.
I will be back on form soon enough that I get a house with decent Internet connections.
I have lots to tell you all...


Crazy Times

Hey, sorry about the lack of posts lately I am having a crazy life moment which desperately needs sorting out so when its all calm I will be back with a bang.

Thanks to all my new followers I have gained over the past couple of weeks. You won't be disappointed.

xx Kim

North Tea Power reviewed | Food & Drink | Manchester Confidential

Read the review of the fabulous North Tea Power - my big sisters tea shop! I need to try some of that famous marmalade tea!
North Tea Power reviewed | Food & Drink | Manchester Confidential

Cosmo Blog Awards have you voted?

Have you nominated for anyone on the Cosmo Blog Awards? If not better get your skates on as the votes close soon. If you would like (hint hint) to nominate me for best new blogger or fashion and style blogger I would be pretty happy!! Just click on the link below.

Are you ready to jumble?

Come down to the Bar Music Hall near Old Street tube on Sunday (August 1st) where Jade and myself will be manning a stall at the annual Let's Get Ready to Jumble. We will have vintage clothes, shoes, bags, belts, records (and some not so vintage DVD's) on our stall. There will also be film screenings and music playing so why not pop in. It starts at 12.00 and goes on till 18.00. Its free entry and you are guaranteed to get some bargains.

The price tags I am making...

I will try and take lots of pictures and report back about the jumble! I am so excited!!

Here are all the details you will need.
12pm - 6pm
Bar Music Hall
134 Curtain Road
London EC2A 3AR

Probably the best fancy dress costume in the world.

So I previously posted about my flatmates Secret Garden Party costume where she is going as Max from Where the Wild Things Are. Here are the progression pictures!! I love it!

Oh I do like to be in the countryside

Having been in London for about 4 years now I am starting to get those pangs of countryside longing as I was a country lass from a young age. I think this is probably increased by the fact I don't have a garden - one of the things I will need to change soon as I need that fresh air!
SO I do like the fact I can escape to my parents house once in a while and here and some (pretty boring) pictures of my last escape to the country. Enjoy!

I think a camping weekend is needed soon...

Tattoo overload

Here is another installment of my long tattoo list which I am now racking up. This was done by the delicious Harry at Flaming 8 in Kentish Town and took all day!! Its settled down now as its been about a month since I had it and I love it so much. It has little Ezma's name in one heart and the next one is being left blank for my next love! I also have the Kozy and Dan rabbit with headphones on my inner arm - that hurt the most. Ouch!
** Mum if you read this hope your not too shocked!** (Come on this is my 7th tattoo surly the shock is over now!!)

Talk about a cool doo!

I love Etsy it must be the best online shop in the world as there is absolutely everything you have ever wanted on it and also some things which you didn't know you wanted! I have become a bit in awe of the seller puppycatmeow who makes lots of different types of hair extensions! Now I am not normally this sort of girl but I really think I might treat myself the the Mohawk hair piece! It will match my hair perfectly!

Braided Faux Hawk Wig - $38

And doesn't everyone need a tea cup head piece?

Birds nest hair accessory anyone?

Secret Garden Party

My flatmate is off to the Secret Garden Party festival this weekend, I alas am not as I am a skint Minnie but I did help her make this amazing costume for the fancy dress. Every year they have a theme and this year is fact or fiction so Jade has decided to go as Max from Where The Wild Things Are!!
Her costume is brilliant if I say so myself - we did hand sew the entire bloody thing as both our sewing machines broke down and the crown is not ready yet. I love it - she might be a little hot though...

My favourite blogs

I spend a lot of time on the internet due to my work so looking at blogs while files load up comes as a light relief from the boredom so I thought I would let you know which ones I look at on a daily basis...

1. Glamoursplash - a blog dedicated to vintage swimwear and all things retro.

2. Style Bubble - of course! You can't be a fashion blog fan without looking at this. This blog tells you all you need to know about style. Susie's ability to make everything look amazing on her really makes me jealous! But also gives me some great ideas of my own.

3. Mademoiselle Robot - Laetitia is a Parisian journalist living in London. I love her take on fashion, it shows that simple ideas go a long way and money is not always needed! Her recent find of a carpet bag with cats on it from Ebay is a true treasure.

4. Cycle Chic - I do love my bikes and this blog has the most amazing photographs of the most beautiful people and their bikes. I also think the tag line 'Hold My Bicycle While I Kiss Your Girlfriend' is brilliant!

5. Glitterbird - her musings as a fashion junior at large. I like her frank opinions of the fashion industry...she also has amazing tattoos!

6. London Cycle Chic - The UK version of this site is brilliant and a must have for any London cyclist. It links through to their shop site which is a great store for stylish helmets and bike bags.

7. Whichgoose - This is the blog of the very popular Etsy shop of the same name. Here you can see the development of her beautiful natural crowns and hair accessories and see how people use them in different ways. Also gives us an insight into the everyday goings on at Whichgoose HQ! Don't forget to check out her Etsy site.

Roller Derby Girl

I realised that I don't have any hobbies! When I was younger I had loads, gymnastics, brownie, guides, hockey, netball etc. So I have decide to try and become a member of a roller derby team! I have always loved roller skating and I do like a good punch up occasionally so this seems like the perfect hobby for me!
I have applied so fingers crossed, the team I want to join is the London Rocking Rollers who look like so much fun! Here is their website go and check them out yourselves I do hope that I still remember how to skate!
I will keep you all posted on my progress. Wish me luck x.