(inwardly) at how silly I must've looked yesterday while queuing behind two six-year-olds*/sitting in the window at Claire's Accessories getting my right lobe pierced. You'll be pleased to hear I was super brave and didn't cry; I even turned down the offer of cuddling the tiara-wearing teddy bear at the piercing station! Of course, that might have been more to do with the fact I'm 26 and not 6 - not that you'd know it from the earrings I purchased afterwards. Prepare yourselves for a saucy flash of earlobe, people:
In the eight years since my first piercing (where on earth has that time gone?!) I'd forgotten how much they sting afterwards. It's almost like you've been shot with a tiny bullet... Handily, a post-piercing lunch date presented the perfect opportunity for a "medicinal" cider, to act as an anaesthetic.
The Stars' Tennis Balls by His National Treasuryness Stephen Fry, borrowed from my local library as part of my genius plan to single-handedly prevent its closure by borrowing two books per week. I wasn't sure what to expect from this, but it turned out to be absolutely gripping. The character development is fantastic, with the occasional gory details written in such an off-hand way that they seem to sneak up on you. I'd highly recommend it.
I've also been reading loads of beautiful (fre)ezines via Issuu (which I recently discovered thanks to Louisa at Duck in a Dress) - a website which lets you read literally thousands of gorgeous online magazines, covering every subject you could possibly imagine, for absolutely nothing!
Fifteen English Pounds on the best top I've ever seen in the Sugarhill Boutique Outlet in Brighton. My visit went a little something like this:
During my shopping expedition I was also very excited to discover that my long-time online love (purely in the retail sense - I'm not having a cyber-affair!) Oliver Bonas now has a shop in Brighton! I had a gleeful rummage through the sale section and snapped up this bargainous necklace for £8 instead of £28 :)
What have you been up to this week?
P.S. I'm linking up once more to lovely Hannah's TWTWC, which is being hosted by Aby at You Baby Me Mummy this week because Hannah is currently on her Hen Do!
*I worked this out from the date tattooed on the back of one mother's neck; assuming it's her kid's birthday and not just a date she needed to remember in 2008, perhaps for a dentist's appointment.