Me and David have tickets to go and see Taking Back Sunday at the Glasgow Barrowlands in May. I have been listening to them a lot recently, as they've always been a firm old fave that have drifted in and out of my daily playlist. The above lyrics have been circling in my head all week, because friday night is going to be our last night in the flat. We have been between our current place and the new place for a couple of weekends now, and saturday will be the day of our 'official' move. We don't have much stuff left to move over, just the tv, tv unit and a few boxes.
This place is the first flat me and David have lived in together (above... and beginning to look sad and empty, sniff sniff) We were both still at home previous to this, so it was a big step for us both - and a step I was really proud that we got to make with each other. Even though we have only been there for 6 months, we have so many memories in this wee flat already. I'm excited about getting settled in our new place, and making it feel like our own little home. Thank you for all your supportive words so far, and the suggestions for places to buy cute and quirky homely things! Once we are settled in the new place, I'll be sure to do a little Home Tour post, for all you nosy peeps out there ;) Haha, I jest. I am the nosiest person you will ever meet!
I am hoping that by my birthday in June, I will have plucked up the courage to ask our landlord if we can get guinea pigs. I know he said no pets, but do hamsters, guinea pigs etc really count? Or is it more cats and dogs that they would be concerned about? Oh well, time will tell. I would love some furry little additions to our family, and those of you who have been reading my blog since the beginning, will know how much I have been wanting to get some piggies, for a very long time.
The last piece of post I will ever receive at our soon to be old flat, is a rather lovely one. A very nice girl called Lisa got in touch about her Hair Accessory making business, and Big Cartel store, Dainty Roses. I have had so many rude and strange encounters with PR people recently - with numerous emails being deleted before I've even got to the closing sentence. I'm not saying I'm being inundated with them, but whenever I have recieved them, I'd say only 10% are personable and actually nice to read. The rest are just 'here's some info/press release on XXX, if you want higher res images don't hesitate to get in touch'. Uh, hello?! I won't even get into it. But it really annoys me :( On the other hand, when I get emails from lovely people like Lisa, it's like chatting to a friend. Honesty, genuine interest, politeness. Good times! So Lisa sent me a parcel during the week, and the items she sent me were just as delightful as the email exchanges I had with her.
Ribbon Rose Hairclips - £1.50 for two
Floral Print Hairclips - £1 for two
Elastic Animal Print Headband - £1.50
Elastic Bow Headband - £2.50
Rosey Bow Headband - £4 (Most on her Big Cartel right now are £3 on sale)
Firstly, thank you SO much Lisa. She initially was just sending me a headband, but then proceeded to pop another parcel in the post containing some original samples of products she made over the weekend. I would never be dishonest/biased in these type of reviews, its just not me. So I can tell you now that I am really impressed with what Lisa sent me. I have only had a chance to wear the Rosey Bow wire headband (pictured above) so far. But on close inspection on the rest of the stuff she sent me, it is all sturdy and very well made (and they are all hand made, of course) My biggest peeve is buying something like this, only for it to break a day or so later. The finish on each one is completely immaculate, great quality fabric, and her prices are so reasonable. It makes me angry that I spent a few pennies more on similar accessories (note HERE) at Primark a few weeks ago. Why the hell buy into that mass manufactured stuff, when you can have something beautifully handmade for the same price?
Lisa is offering 25% off to Little Blog Of Horrors readers with this discount code AYDEN25. She has the Rosey Bows in various different fabrics, and also some cute bow clips too. But don't take my word for it, here is the link to Dainty Roses again (and the blog) - and have faith in knowing that it won't be a visit which breaks the bank! :)
A couple more things, my interview for the nice folks over at Stolen Thunder went up the other day, which you can read here. I have also noticed my little reader count ticking upwards, and I think my Tattoo Tuesday post over at Sometimes Sweet might have just tipped me over the 700 scale. All I can say is wow, thank you! So if you are a new reader, hello :) I hope you stick around. It was a real honour to be featured on Sometimes Sweet. Danielle's blog is literally one of the first I ever started reading, so it was a bit of a fangirl moment when she got in touch about including me in this feature.
I know I blab on a lot, and probably only a small percentage of you have the patience to read every word of my posts (thank you if you do) But nothing makes me cringe more than a comment left 'just for the sake of it', which kinda exposes the people who take the time and effort to read the written word, versus the ones who clearly don't. Self promotion, giveaway holla's and spam - no thank you! Oooft sorry, I'm feeling feisty tonight. Rant over ;)
Love Ayden x