suggested friends in margate 👋

ok, so i said i was going to start writing in this again and did it twice and then didn’t do anything and now i’ve kind of got too much to catch up on. oops. i might do that later, i might not, i don’t know anymore. i have a bunch of videographic material from around halloween that needs editing but.. stuff.

anyway, yesterday was supposed to be just another boring wednesday night. i had work, i did some laundry and the weekly food shop was due to arrive between 7.30 and 8.30pm, but then i got a text from my pal ed asking if i was going to see suggested friends in margate and i was like no, but if you’re driving i’ll come along. which is what i did, and carl put the shopping away (i’m going to spend the next week trying to figure out where everything is like the last time he did it…) i was supposed to see suggested friends in rainham back in october but then the date was changed to the one saturday i was not in medway and had other plans at the other end of this island. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

i met a very cute dog in a rainbow jumper with a fabulous owner in the biggest faux fur coat, and my friend emma who was putting the gig on was happy to see me (i didn’t tell her i was coming. surprise!) and i took some nice pictures of suggested friends. it appears i’m utterly obsessed with the huji cam app. i just wish it didn’t pretend it’s 1998, and actually put the right year in the time stamp. i usually crop it out but this time.. i just didn’t.


 

S P O O P Y H A L L O W E E N w i s h l i s t 👻👻🎃🧛

you know what the main reason i wanted to bring to blog back was? i wanted to do a post of some of the spooky things i was still eyeing up this year. obviously i’ve already spent way too much money in spoopy things because this is the time of year it’s easier for me to find things that suit my personal spoopy aesthetic. (i’m working on making a little haul video of my purchases so far later….)

BLACK HEART CREATIVES’ halloween collection is INCREDIBLE. as usual. i want everything as usual but so far i’ve only ordered the witches magic hand necklace, and i might treat myself to the black candle shrine later on if i haven’t spent all my money. every time i wear the witch moon necklace i bought last year, i have at least one person be all “omg that necklace is amazing, where did you get it” and i’m always repping BHC because i love them a lot. i’m a bit sad the witch moon didn’t come back this year though…

i only just discovered curiology and i am seriously eyeing up their halloween fly by night bat necklace.

i’m a sucker for enamel pins, and punky pins’ halloween collection is cute af. i’ve already bought a few things on the warehouse sale (i got some bargain seconds and samples and discontinued spooky bits) but i’m still drawn to the down with my demons pin (i also love the feminist witch pin in theory but i disliked the font on the banner too much to pay full price, and it’s sold out anyway so who cares)


these damn halloween novelty dresses from matalan. i tried the pumpkin one in large at my local branch and it was so cute but i knew XL would be a better fit. i’m tempted to buy all 4 designs (especially since i just sold my boohoo skeleton bodycon) but i think i’ll probably be sensible and just get the witch and the pumpkin. but we’ll see.

this neon style bat light thing from asda. the main reason i haven’t already bought it because i’m being weird about the black base, i feel like it will stand out too much on our all white ikea furniture

my claire’s wishlist. though realistically i will probably get the mermaid tiara, bat bow headband and maybe the spider web veil headband and/or pair of earrings. the witchy poo is too much even at 40% off but it tickles my giggles <3

& here’s what i’m kind of thinking about getting from poundland, but who knows. i just think the ghosties are cute, and i finally figured out how to put fake lashes on last weekend, and i was thinking the turquoise bucket could be a cute home for one of my plants. (ha ha ha since i started writing all this the other day i actually went to poundland again yesterday and bought every single one of these items already, oops.)

all the usual online clothes retailers have been rather disappointing this year. they all seem to be recycling the same old designs and a lot of plus ranges only has a handful of boring t-shirts. the only things i’m really eyeing up (apart from those matalan dresses from earlier) is the same ghosts bats & spiderwebs dress i’ve been eyeing up at boohoo for the last three years, and these skeleton cycling shorts because i live in cycling shorts in the summer and it’d be a nice change from plain black. but the real bummer here is that everyone has been asking questions about my spiderweb leggins and thats the one design boohoo hasn’t recycled. why?

every time i go to sainsburys i keep looking at these plush cat baskets, they are SO CUTE but i literally have no use for one, and they are £5. maybe if they were £3 or less, i could justify it but…. the bat is cute af too but our sainsburys is so small obvs they dont have them. i also kind of want some witch leg ‘lawn stakes’ and put them in my garden all year round because i’m a spooky bitch. i’ve already have the bat welcome sign in my basket for next week’s online food shop, and i had the ghostie too, but tbh i think i’m going to swap it for the legs because i think can diy a sheet ghost later/when ever.

i’m sure there’s something else, like stuff in tiger, and i’m still going to london next week and then glasgow for actual halloween. who knows what i might find and throw my money at next. honestly, someone stop me please? i could have also gone through american stores and tortured myself more than i already do (i spend way too much time watching american youtubers’ halloween hauls and follow me around a shop you have no access to and internally weeping, but it’s for the best.) but that’s enough now.


 

LOOK WHO’S BACK ~~ a quick life update ✨

ok i’ve decided i’m going to try to do this blogging thing again, and have a website with my things on it, like back in the day. we will see how it goes. i feel like i should start with a life update. it’s been a while since one of those, 2 of my last three blog posts were birthday wish lists and that doesn’t even include this year’s, and that 1 other things was an end of the year round up for 2016. geez. shit has happened since, but i guess also not that much?

i still have the same job i got at the end of september in 2016, but i transitioned into a home worker at the end of september, and i no longer have to drag myself to shittingbourne and back 4 times a week. i’m still settling in and i need to figure out a proper routine for myself but so far it has been an improvement and i feel like i’m actually getting more work done alone at home, than i did at the office. in more sense than one. though i am starting to feel a bit lonely now. i haven’t really spoken to anyone in person other than carl and retail staff. i have however been leaving the house at least 2 times each week so far. so that’s something i guess? but it’s mostly been to go out to buy halloween tat. (i have a problem) luckily i have social plans this thursday and friday AND next thursday and friday. (carl’s mum’s birthday dinner, punching swans’ gig + emma’s staying over, hamilton in london with lori & her fam, and loco cabaret’s halloween do.) and then the wednesday night after that i’m off to glasgow for halloween fun times.

in other news i finally did it, i finally dyed my hair a bright, unnatural colour back in april. i bought two tubs of directions’ alpine green from the local hair supply shop and marched to the budget hairdressers and they bleach my hair and put the green in. it was supposed to be a subtle very dark turqouise-ish green but my hair said nope to subtle and it came out bright as fuck turquoise. not exactly as planned but it looked amazing. and it faded to a super cute mint, much slower than i expected. in july i had my roots done but unfortunately that particular hairdresser didn’t have any previous experience with bright colours and it came out not right. this time i’d bought a crazy color green (can’t remember what shade and apparently i didn’t document it anywhere) and she put the dye on the bleached roots, left it and then added it to the rest of the hair about 10 mins before washing it all off and well, it kinda didn’t take much to the ends. also the crazy color washed off pretty quickly compared to directions. last week it was finally time to get the roots done and this time i asked specifically for someone who has experience with bright colours, and i brought in 2 pots of directions’ apple green. and i’m all nice and bright green ready for halloween. i do kind of want to try colour other than green at some point but so far the green hasn’t faded enough to properly change colours. apparently green is really hard to get out but hey i didn’t think of that before

i think that’s the main stuff really. other than that, it’s pretty much been same shit different day. life only changes so much when you’re in your damn 30s, and in a longterm relationship.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯