Masquerade Ball …#Sheffield

On Saturday I got to have my hair ‘done’ ,dress up to the nines and party with some of my favourite ladies. (Miss O Malley over in Spain you were missed!)

The occasion a Charity 1950’s Masquerade Ball, raising money for Sheffield’s Children Hospital.

Myself and Sue decided to treat ourselves and had booked  into Purdys Hair salon on Abbeydale Road Saturday morning. As I didn’t have a mask I thought I’d better do something special with my hair. Just who goes to a masquerade ball without a mask??

It’s a fab little salon with a lot of character. I felt like I was sat on the set of Grease! (always longed to be a Pink Lady)

For £25.00 you get a set and up-do.

I took a selection of  images featuring  1950’s beauties hoping that something would be achievable on my scraggy mid-length hair. I half expected to walk out looking like Kevin Keegan, but I needn’t have worried!

Sue opted for victory rolls ; I just told Victoria to go for it, do what ever. Continue reading

Summer House in Spring …#ladiesthatlunch40

When the suns feeling flirty,  it’s (slightly) warm outside and the daffodils  are popping up left, right and centre it makes me want to grab some friends, find a nice bar and partake in some good conversation, serious eating and drinking

Alfresco of course . You really can’t beat it…

I’m often heard saying “England is rather beautiful when it’s sunshining out” (like a record , over the summer months)

Yesterday ticked several of those boxes and with my usual Friday lunch partner Sue being out of the country for a few weeks (the lucky buggars over in Spain ) I grabbed the Mr and off we popped.

Well truth be known, The Mr actually suggested we go out for lunch. I’m glad as I didn’t want him to think he was a second best option.

Having heard good reports about The Summerhouse we decided we should head there… Ok so he’s not a lady but what’s details between friends eh? Let’s pretend.

I put my glad rags on and he got suited and booted.

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All the Pinks and Greys

I’m wearing pale pink jumper dress (kindly gifted from Mandy’s Heaven) with River Island skinny fit jeans, Avon leopard print scarf and my ‘Larry the Lamb’ coat from Primark.

I’m also giving my new bag from Debenhams an outing along  with my bargain snakeskin shoes from Primark … they were all of £8.00!

This is one of the bags I bought the other day and I love it. Its pretty but also big enough to get all my ‘bumf’ in  …camera, notepad , make-up etc etc …or as my mum refers to it – everything including the kitchen sink! Continue reading

Tarrah 2015…

This is a real quickie!! Mainly because I’m getting ready to go out and as I already have a tiny hang-over from last night. Yep I was a little naughty. Most people save themselves for tonight… not me.

On behalf of Liz and myself I would just like to say a (very big and very loud) Happy New Year to everybody who supports and pays a visit to our little part of the blogasphere!

We really appreciate it and we love receiving your comments. We don’t get many but those we do… well we love reading them.

I really hope you enjoy our ramblings and that in some small way we inspired you,  made you giggle or just plain confused you!  ( that’s called the Tracey effect)

Look out for some little changes in the new year. We have ideas… It could be dangerous,  but we do. Were going to take over the world… Ha ha ha ( I’m reading that over in my head in a baddies voice… Like you do)

On a last note and a quick update.

I don’t have a new outfit for tonight. Dah!

I’ve totally lost my clothing mojo and can’t seem to find anything I particularly like. The green sequin dress will remain just a figment of my imagination.

My pesky cats Lola and Frankie, are still bringing worms into the house ; the bigger and better it would appear. I am having heart failure literally all over.

Only yesterday I picked up what seemingly looked like a brown bobble to tie my hair back!!  You guessed it,  It was a bloody worm.I completely freaked out and threw it across the room.

Along with my foot, I haven’t been able to look at my hand in the same light since…

My boyfriend can’t stop laughing.

I’m sure the cats can’t either!

It was also good to see my mum in such great spirits today after a shitty year. ( regular readers will know about her battle with cancer and subsequent kidney problems)

I called around to see them both earlier. I walked into them singing along to Elvis at full blast. Mum was dancing, I started dancing and dad well he was doing something but I’m not sure what!

We ate cheese ( love the cheese as my hips will justify!)  and Christmas cake with coffee.  Elvis serenading us in the background.

I left them both all smiling and still singing. It was a good way to leave them and a nice image for me to bring in the new year.

Elvis done good.

Happy parents = Happy Tracey

So… I really hope whatever you are upto later  you have a great night. 2016 can you bloody believe it?!

I’ll see you on the other side…

Cheers!

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Much Love as always and until next time,

Tracey ( and Liz) xxx

NFD – That catch up post… hen nights , weddings and Maroon 5

It’s yet another catch up post… I really need to get my act together and blog more often.

It’s been an eventful past few weeks. We celebrated the forthcoming wedding of one of my nearest  & dearest friends in style.  Plasticine willy moulding or aubergine penis carving anyone? I kid you not. The detail on some (of the willies) was outstanding! We then jumped into a limo for a an hour of karaoke and fizz (so much fun – I want to always travel this way) before being dropped off in Sheffield city centre for a lovely meal and cocktails at Anchorage. False moustaches, masks, badges and dares..I’d love to say it was civilised…

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