Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Day in The Life - Bank Holiday Edition!

Hi!

I know that the 'Day in the Life' post is part of some kind of bloggers challenge (that I'm not doing) but I thought it was a good idea for a post and a good way to show ye what I got up to at the weekend. I picked Bank Holiday Monday as the day to cover, because basically, my usual Monday-Friday is incredibly boring - cooking, cleaning, helping with homework, etc. Nobody needs to read that. Here's what I did on Monday!

Because Shane had no school today, that meant no alarm. Yay! But as usual, my two 4-legged alarm clocks out the back were bang on time (and banging on the door) at 8am for food.

Puss Puss and Shadow. Puss Puss has a baldy backside due to stress, according to the vet...
After I sorted them out and we got a quick breakfast, we headed over to a local car boot sale. It's one of the bigger ones, only held on Bank Holiday Mondays.


To be honest, there was a lot of overpriced shite at it, but I did manage to grab a few bargains - if you're going to a boot sale, make sure you set a spending limit. I brought €10 in coins, no more. Also bring a plastic bag. And haggle! If you're buying DVDs, make sure you inspect them for scratches or marks. Here are the bits & pieces I got - I had to include the Next shoes, because they were such a bargain - I picked them up at the outdoor market in Cavan on Sunday, brand new, in their bosca, for €7.

Mother of Pearl vase (for make up brushes) - 20c. Gilmore Girls Season One boxset - €5. Next shoes (from Cavan) - €7.
Floral dish (for rings/earrings) - 50c. Necklace - 50c. Jewellery box - €3.80
When we came home, Mum called up for a visit - bearing cake.


After, I finished the book I'd been reading:


Played a couple of levels of Mario:


And had a flick through Elle magazine, bought purely for the chance to try Benefit: They're Real! without spending over €20.

13 pages of Ads before you even get to the contents? Won't be buying you again, Elle...
After doing a quick bit of housekeeping (put fire down, bringing clothes in off line), I made some pasta and sat down to catch up on blog reading.


Later on, after I gave Shane a bath & put him to bed, I had a look through another module of my nail course:


And then sat down in the sitting room with a mug of Wispa hot chocolate (addictive shite) and watched my two go-to TV shows at the minute - the brilliant Cutting It and the gloriously cheesy Knots Landing. Thank you CBS Drama!


When Knots Landing was over, I headed to the leaba where this delicious beast awaited me (no, not the husband):


Ever since Rachelle recommended this pregnancy pillow, I've been dreaming about it. I finally got one last Friday, and OH, MY GOD. The difference in comfort is unbelievable. I still grunt like a sow when I have to get out of the bed five times a night to pee, but my back isn't half as sore and I no longer have to do this to try and launch myself out:


Awesome.

There you go - A Day in the Life of moi. Pretty much one of the lazier ones!

18 comments:

  1. Loved this! How does the preggo pillow work? Do you wedge it underneath your back? I'm not pregnant, nor have I been, but I have awful back trouble. Nothing like a cosy bed to settle into!

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    1. Danke! I sleep on my side and shove the bottom of it between my knees, it just stops me from flopping over on my stomach and it keeps my hips in line & takes some of the back pressure off, I've really noticed a lot less lower back pain with it & I think it'll be in the bed forever and ever! It was €26 in Argos, 376/8789 x

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  2. Ugh, so jealous you have that Mario, I have yet to shell out for it! Did you enjoy Gone Girl?

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    1. I got it second hand in Gamestop, no way would I buy a 3ds game full price, madness! I did, I really enjoyed it, thought the ending was a little rushed but it was a great read and I'd recommend it!

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  3. This is really a nice post and very well written. I ma happy to find this amazing blog here. Love to see these different and well customized pictures here. Informative, loving, amazing.... :P

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    1. I can't tell if you're spam or not!! If not, thanks :) If you are, *blows raspberry*

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  4. Your pets are gorgeous! I read Gone Girl too what did you think?

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    1. Thanks :) I really liked it, I got very much into it around halfway through. I wasn't gone on the ending but I'd definitely recommend it to people and I thought it was a good read. Wonder what kind of movie it'll make? x

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  5. Great post :) Its appeals to my nosey nature :) Also it was a nice way to spend the bank holiday Monday, grab a few bargains and relax at home, me likey :)

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    1. It's what Bank Holidays were made for ;-) I love nosey posts with loads of pictures, so I know the feeling! xx

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  6. The dog at the end killed me. Brilliant! I kind of want the pillow (not pregnant but it looks comfy :P ) You cannot beat a few levels of Mario. Best franchise ever x

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    1. I wish I COULD beat a few levels, am stuck!!! xx

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  7. awe the pets are soooo cute! love 'em! thanks for the shoutout too lady, the pillow is a game changer,non?! I would be lost without it!

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    1. As would I, I am forever in your debt for pointing it out! x

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  8. I'm reading Gone Girl too! So jealous of your Gilmore Girls dvd, adore that show! The box set is on to buy list but never get around to actually buying it! Coveting the pillow in a major way, oooh the squishy comfort!

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    1. I haven't even watched it yet, saving it (for what I don't know) The pillow is AMAZING. xx

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  9. that picture of the carboot sale looks so much like the one i go to, in flancare park no? freaky.x

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    1. That's the one! Hadn't ever been to it before, small world ;-) x

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