Champers and Midori-or, what I did on our public holiday

O, hello there!

It seemed sort of sensible to get into some bubbly and midori on the Queen's Birthday public holiday.

After all, we were being paid to have a good time.

We've had the bubbly, which Justine gave us, in the fridge for a week or so, and it was just burning to be consumed.
Clearly, I'd had a bit before I put my eye make up on!

I thought I'd show you a few scenes around the dining room....


The glass in this lantern is broken from the earthquake.

Lanterns from Turkey.

I carried about 7 of them in my carry on!

We were there about 2004? Can't remember now!

Turkey is awesome!

The scales were G's Mama's.

O, here I am in the lavatory!

Back to a more usual colour scheme!

Ha, I'd not long told Max ( my swap partner in Lakota's swap) that I don't do pastels!

And there I was, wearing a soft pastel frock yesterday!

Sorry, love, I guess I lied! But I really normally don't!

This frock is a total fave, it's one that my beloved Vix sent me!

I always feel fabulous in it!

The tights are from Farmers, probably. Good old Farmers. A department store that I generally only ever really buy tights at!

The shoes are from Trade Me last year.

The two purple rings are from gorgeous Sarah (the big floral one) and darling Kitty !

And the earrings are from the jolly adorable Alex !!

In the evening we watched a Midsomer Murder, a really good, eerie one!

Then I bloody couldn't sleep.

Arse biscuit.

Too much sugar?!



delia hornbook said...

Morning Wow your house is lovely and bright ;-)) I love Turkey to and went may times with my last hubby. He spoke the language and had many friends there we used to go twice a year and higher a jeep and go off. He was a practicing Muslim for 5 years before he met me. The Turkish people are wonderful and always used to make me feel like one of the family. I picked up a few words so could just get about by ;-)i would love to take my boys there one day. I love those lanterns and the colors are so vibrant. God i have gone off on one.....ahhh memories ;-)) Love your dress today you look real cute. I hope you sleep better tonight. dee xx

Vintage Vixen said...

God, I LOVE that frock on you. Is there a colour you can't wear, you hot minx?
How fabulous does your house look? There's some intruiging volumes piled up there and the toilet system is just genius.
I love Turkey, I first went in 1989 and returned two days after September 11th, when everyone said it was too dangerous to travel, stupid fools, we couldn't have been made more welcome.
Love you!

Ronnie Rabbit said...

You look beautiful as ever. I love your turkish lantern, shame it broke, and well done for carrying that many back home,I only bought one as I was told Turkey were very strict about weighing your suitcases and fining. But I totally regret not bringing more back with me. Enjoy your drinks.

Perdita said...

Ha! Midsomer murder- they've always done it because they couldn't get into the golf club committee or plan the fete. Mwahahaha!

Loving the idea of bubbly and midori. Looks fab!

Scarlett said...

Love all the colour in your home! The toilet is A-MAZING! Scarlett x

sacramento said...

How do I adore your outfits, and your poses to go with them...

Penny Dreadful said...

The most quickly I've ever gotten drunk (unintentionally) was on champagne and midori, it is potent, delicious stuff. Your toilet is amazing, I want one xx

Nelly said...

Reckon you deserve the best decorated toilet award.Never seen one like it ever

Max said...

Definate contender for the 'best bog' award!
LOVING the shade of pink on that wall there, and the print on that dress is fantastic. A riot of fantastic-ness as always x

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

your loo tank is covered in Playboys????!!! I am in love with you now! I did my loo in Betty Davis!!!!!

Misfits Vintage said...


Darling, you look amazing in that fabulous frock! And your house is so marvellous - how I would love to wander from room to room and hear all the stories of your travel treasures!

Pretty sure Queen Lizzie would be chuffed to hear how you spent your day off in honour of her birthday!

LOVE! Sarah xxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I'm in love with your loo!

Smashingbird said...

My goodness your house is fab! I do rather like the playboy loo! x

Miss Peelpants said...

I want to come and live in your house!!!

La Dama said...

Any excuse to drink amor, I love your Frida Khalo casa, so colorful.
your playboy lav is the best. love your purple vestido, most of all adorar all the whoreing eye ball make up you been wearing.

pastcaring said...

It's no surprise that you live in a colourful house full of interesting things, Helga!

Your dress reminds me of a 60s trolley dolly - come fly with Helga!

Missy Vintage said...

I that you have naked girls in you loo! Even you loo is an amazing room! x

Crying is the New Croquet said...

Great style and great colors. Looks like a blast.

And now you have my mouth all thirsty for champagne and midori - and not a drop in the house. C'est dommage.

Cup Of Kitten Tea said...

Your eye makeup looks fabulous! I have those lanterns from turkey, well I have one and it fell once and now has a bumped bottom but I still think it looks beauty. Also, loveee your retro porn lav!! reminds me of uni days, Sadly I live too close to my mother now to fill the lav with overgrown muff! haha, opps, too rude.. xxx

Rose&Bird said...

Well, it would be rude not to celebrate! Gorgeous dress and great makeup coordination. Shame about the lamp, maybe you'll go back to get more one day?

Anonymous said...

the flames on the bathroom walls--too funny!

VainGlorySinner said...

Your home is so amazingly bright and colourful!

I love all the Moroccan style lanterns.. I love Moroccan lanterns so much!

Your loo is fantastic! Even your toilet looks good!

Adore those gorgeous earrings and love those shoesies sooo much! xxx

Mrs Munster said...

I've been admiring the colour scheme in your house for ages. I looooove the Playboy toilet tank. Fabulous!

Ria said...

oohh my god! Your house is so cool!! Renting sucks because the houses are always boring!...also <3 the dress, it's like something right off of the Lucy Show!