A year in the life…

On the 29th January I will officially have been blogging as Bumpkin Betty for a whole year!

Ok so I know it’s not that big of a deal and I haven’t exactly broken any records with my readership or won any awards or suddenly been invited to write for a fashion magazine or hotshot designer and yes there have been stumbles along the way and for the most part I have babbled complete nonsense that I’m not sure anyone really wants to read… BUT for me it does provide a tiny little bit of ‘eek!’ when I think that BB is…

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Betty Bakes… Again!

It’s December! that means it’s almost Christmas! and that means BB is feeling all festive!

By the way I’m not even going to mention the fact that this is the first post I have done in 2 whole months and I probably have sooo many things which I could have told you about… and haven’t told you about… and now its too late… and how I have been sooo busy… and I could go back and try and recap but that would take too long and no longer be relevant… and so on and so on… I’m just skimming right…

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I want to ride my Bicycle…

 So BB is currently searching for the perfect bicycle… and as a result all I can think about is bicycles… vintage ones, colourful ones, stylish ones, ones with baskets… who knew that buying such a thing as a bicycle would be so interesting… I have been talking about buying one for quite some time and really should have got around to it when it was summer, the days were longer…

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One good thing about Winter… The SHOES!

So it would appear that winter is OFFICIALLY here… In September! Yes thank you great Britain, for no longer giving us anything that even remotely resembles seasons… just a few days here and there of sun and then a year round state of greyness…

Well ok if it’s not quite Winter (there isn’t snow yet at least) it is that stage before winter that involves dark mornings, dreary, grey, rainy, cold days and depressing evenings where all we want to do is go straight home and get into bed… I’m not calling it Autumn because Autumn is supposed to be…

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Take your time…Get out of Town

New Discovery!
I’m a little behind in blogging about this latest discovery seeing as I hit the launch party last Thursday but partying for a living during fashion week has been so mental that I have had no evenings in to write about it since then… it’s a hard life I know….
So anyway if you like vintage (which I do) if you like unusual lost and found objects (a good car boot is my heaven) if you like eating and drinking (goes without saying) and if you are partial to…

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The Holiday Comedown

So you may have noticed that I haven’t been as up to date with the old blogging world of late…. well I sincerely apologise for this fact and can in fact inform you that this absence has been due to the fact that BB has been on tour!!! Before you get your hopes up – by tour I really mean holiday but that didn’t sound as effective!

Myself and my other half (I never get why people say my better half? Like I’m going to let him think he is better than me! pfft!) took our first vacation together…

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Autumn/Winter… It’s only July!

Working in PR I am pretty accustomed to thinking about 6 months to a year ahead in fashion – I was viewing SS11 collections last month and I’ve been chatting about AW10 trends to press since February… it’s all very confusing sometimes and I do find I get myself in a bit of a tizzy about what the hell I’m supposed to wearing at any given time and what season I’m supposed to be promoting to who (right now I’m talking AW10 with Elle and GQ, SS10 with LOOK and ST Style and SS11 with WWB and Drapers)

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When Shampoo get’s Messy

Why is it that when it’s that time of the month the slightest little thing can make you cry?… I mean like really cry… one little tiny miniscule minor thing can make you feel as if your whole world is about to collapse…

This really annoys me as I like to think of myself as a sane, sensible and rational being… ok ok thats a little bit of an overstatement. I’m actually not that sane, sensible only on occasion and extremely irrational at times but you know what I mean… I know when I’m being stupid, I’m not into pettiness…

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7 months is practically a year!

In just over a month, ginger boy and I are vacationing on our first ever trip abroad together…

It’s all very exciting… not just because it is our first holiday together, which incedently will also be my first holiday with only a boy for company, but because it is to celebrate our anniversary!

Yes a week before we leave on the 6th of August, we will officially have been dating a whole year!! A YEAR! where the hell did that year go? It only seems like yesterday that I met that scruffy ginger beard on a random Thursday night and…

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Why is nothing ever easy?

I love being Scottish… really I do!

The only one thing I don’t like about being Scottish is my paler than pale white skin… and Scottish pale is different from any other type of pale, it’s not like that English Rose pale that everyone bangs on about being ‘in’ and ‘fashionable’ just so that we don’t get sun damage trying to turn ourselves into Jennifer Aniston and end up looking more like Jordan.
No Scottish pale is that milky white that in some lights almost looks blue, the type that your veins, cellulite, bruises and shave rash…

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And It’s Here!!

You know why I love a feel good movie? Because it does what it says on the tin and makes me feel good… and that is why I do not understand all the bad reviews of the new Sex and the City 2 movie??? It’s not meant to be serious, it’s not meant to be politically correct, it’s not even meant to be about anything of significance… no it is meant to be a fun, feel good, easy and enjoyable watch!

So for any of you avid SATC fans who have listened to the bad reviews, the talk…

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It’s Almost Here!!!

So in a completely cliche way… I CANNOT WAIT for the new Sex and the City movie (I know I work in fashion what a surprise…) but I don’t care… I love it! I have watched every episode a million times and I quite literally could watch the first movie over and over and never get bored… In fact I made ginger boy sit through it last weekend and he was killing himself over the amount of tears I shed throughout… “Are you crying?… “How many times have you seen this movie?”

It doesn’t matter how many times I…

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