11 August 2011

Grass is always greener?

I'm feeling a little disheartened this week, i'll be quite glad to reach the end and start the weekend afresh. I started the week watching the riots in London which then moved up to my city of Birmingham. I've felt sad, angry confused and angry again. We haven't been able to leave the house any evening so far and the city centre was in lock down last night meaning it was a struggle for us to even get home. The city has been ransacked and local businesses will have an uphill battle to return to their daily routine.

My younger sister is a police officer and now has the job of tracking down and arresting the idiots who have been rioting and petrol bombing the police stations in her city of Nottingham.  It really hasn't seemed quite real this week.

Our anniversary dinner was cancelled as every business is shutting their doors early which was a shame but we'll get to do it another day.

Yesterday was a really sad day at the  funeral for one of my best friends mums. It puts everything into perspective really.

I don't often get too personal on my blog but it feels good to put it down in writing and will move onwards and upwards with some fun plans this weekend with friends - lets hope the city is back on its feet and open!

Moving on, here's a little collage I have put together - I noticed green is becoming more and more popular at the minute, moving away from the minty pastels and turquoises to fresh grass and apple greens. I really like it and I think it looks great on blondes, brunettes and red heds! What do you think?


Wallet - Proenzer Schouler
Nail polish - OPI in Green-wich
Ring - Mawi
Home fragrance - L'Occitane Verbana
Dress - Topshop
Sandals - H&M


  1. I am so sorry about everything! I hope next week is better. <3


  2. It's definitely not been a good week for the UK, I've felt the same emotions as you although the north east hasn't really been affected, it must have been so scary to witness it first hand. Sorry to hear about your friend too. On a brighter note I do love that shade of green. I had some sandals from Office in that shade years and years ago and wore them so much I had to get rid of them, then found a brand new pair on ebay so I can keep wearing them!

  3. I really love these green picks, they're all beautiful. My thoughts are definitely with you and everyone else going through what's going on right now.

  4. I LOVE your collage! I hope your sister finds all those idiots. It's really disgusting what they have done. I hope all the rioting stops asap. Stay safe, the whole world is thinking of you in the UK!

  5. Love the polish and ring! I'm American living in the Uk, and I've never understood why the police are not armed. They're risking their lives with nothing more than a shield and knightstick to protect them! In circumstances such as this, there should be an exception or at the very least, some pepper spray! I feel for the Uk right now. :-(

  6. It's been horrible hasn't it :( I'm glad you stayed safe but sorry you had to miss your meal. I'm in town today and it seems pretty quiet so far, lets hope it stays that way

  7. Hope your sister stays safe such a tough job to do and I always feel police officers do a brilliant job I could never do it.

    I love green and that green dress is stunning. xx

  8. I'm glad you mention the riots and how you feel about it. Even as a blogger, it makes sense to touch base with things that are actually going on in the real world rather than pretending everything is peachy keen.

    take care xx

  9. :( I hope your sister can stay safe. I've been hearing a lot about those riots on the news.

    And I love that Proenza clutch. :X That was one of my picks for Fall.

    Castle Fashion

  10. I'm really sorry about everything that's been going on in England. I really hope it gets better soon! Sending you kisses from Croatia!

    Fashion Fractions

  11. so sorry it's been a ratty week. I can't believe all that has happened in your beautiful country over the last week.
    I hope your weekend is a time for relaxation and renewal.

    All the best and happy anniversary!

  12. It's truly terrible. I hope you and your family are safe. Take care!

  13. :( that breaks my heart, im so sorry. happy anniversary. xoxo

  14. I love the collage, the Topshop dress is gorgeous! I hope you are feeling better :)

  15. It was awful wasn't it? My oh is a police officer, in Bham!!! He had to go down to London the start of the week too, so worrying. Glad everything seems to have calmed down now.

    Love the Topshop dress.

    Sadie xx

  16. Very sorry to hear about the loss of your friends Mum- really does put all other problems into perspective.

    The riots have been awful and I'm frankly shocked that something like this could happen in 'civilisation'. I don't envy your sister her task but wish her the best of luck!

    I hope things are looking up in your home town now and you can carry on living without fear xx

  17. I love all the green! Very pretty!

    xoxo Denise


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