|This is all there was left of the xmas food mum had left...all the good ones had gone! but the colours are pretty!!!|
|My little bother is so funny...this is how he carries his lunch to his room! I miss him all the way up there in the highlands, he's grown up to be such a cool wee guy! He's wearing the tee I bought him for xmas too!|
|My nephew Dylan, who seems to jibber to himself constantly these days is really hyper and difficult to control, unless he's strapped down. phew... heehee.|
|Aultbea, where my family live now :( I'm not a fan.This is the only pic I took which doesn't make it look crappy.|
|Journey to the vet, wild skies, a break in the rain is welcome!|
|There are some lovely views that still make me happy everytime I see them.|
|still frozen over loch|
|A Dam.The water level was low, Stress Levels, high.|
The visit was mainly to spend some time with the folks and visit my grandparents, due to me having to work over xmas, but also to clear out space in mum's spare room of over 15 years of stuff (mainly clothes!) which has been there since I moved out of my flat in Glasgow in october 2009!
My best furniture was shared out through my family, anything extra stored in the big shed in Poolewe. Its so stressful as most things I want to keep but have no way of getting to Brighton! Its a very stange feeling having to justify why you own your belongings, that you have collected over the years.
Every item I clearly remember where I bought, found or borrowed from(even what stylistic phase I was going through).The memories attached, happy or not, means that parting with anything is traumatic (and also surprisingly theraputic) as I have always used material things to help me recall times long forgotten as I have such a bad memory!
However, the racking through my folks house unearthed some hidden jems including;
The hat and scarf I'm wearing in the above picture (it's like me in 2004!)
My Dad's brown green and navy plaid shirt that I wore all last winter, that is too small for him thank goodness, so he said I could keep!
A great leather quilted (Chanel style) handbag which my brother helped me fix! TA louie!!
|My Mum's green wool hat (hehe, I just stole that one from the back porch winter clothes pile!)|
|A scarf we bought mum as a present in the mid 90's which she no longer wears that I quickly put a claim on!|
|my nanna's paisley scarf, (thanks nanna, RIP)|
|My mums sunglasses from the 90's (ok...I did just steal a few things from her, but I did ask for these! She seems baffled why I want "all this old crap") Can;t wait till its sunny enough to wear them!|
|And the ultimate find was the floppy boho burgundy hat a bought to wear as a pirate hat (with one side pinned up with feather) which just needs a bit of steaming and will be great for summer! wooohooo...just what I've been looking for.|
|Dad also bought me the patterned scarf and gold belt I had on my tesco wishlist post ages ago, pictured above.I like late xmas presents!|
|only £3 from tesco-BARGAIN much!|
|I also treated myself to this gorgeous purple crushed velvet 70's coat from my work too...|
|and this brown Coach bag from ebay (with small orange spotty Oscar de la Renta scarf attatched that I bought for a pound!)|
|I got a new watch as my fone is broken and thats how I've been telling the time for years so haven't got one, and this ring I found in a box of crap cheap rings amongst my old stuff! Think it was my mum or dads at some point in the past?|
I need clear out space in my flat in Brighton now, to make space for all this stuff! Geez it's never ending!
What do you think of my finds/buys? xxxx