Topping Monday off with Topshop…

It’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of Mondays… I have talked of my dislike for the day before and my opinions haven’t changed… as far as days go it’s got a raw deal really, no one likes a Monday. It signals the start of a whole new week without long lies or day time drinking, and it’s usually a dull day spent at work feeling depressed. So my new trick to try and help the depressing day out and to avoid the Sunday night dread when it has once again come around too fast, is to arrange…

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I want to ride my bicycle (but I can’t find a helmet that doesn’t make me look like a chump!)

So after far too many months of searching for the ‘perfect’ bicycle to no avail, being outbid on ebay on several occasions, let down by gumtree and messed around by timewasting sellers, the end of the year came and went and BB was still without bicycle… but with a new year an all I decided it was time to stop faffing around and just buy a bike already so I could actually start cycling as that of course is meant to be the appeal of buying a bicycle not the shopping and bidding and looking at pretty pictures of bicycles.

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Too Cool for School

I don’t really think of myself as a ‘cool’ person. Stylish? sometimes… Trendy? occasionally… but not cool… in fact mostly I actively avoid the word. At school I wouldn’t say I was unpopular but I certainly wasn’t part of the ‘cool crowd’ and that was just fine for me… there was always somewhat of a responsibility to being cool as a youngster, there was an invisible box that you couldn’t stray outside of, rules you had to abide to and a conformity to not be too dissimilar to your peers which for me would have meant wearing those awful sensible…

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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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