Sticking with the Quality Street and pillaging the sales would appear to be the answer to a jolly January. New year, same old me. Let’s have it 2019.
Bros: After The Screaming Stops (2018) on BBC iPlayer. This documentary on the reunion of 80s pop band Bros is a hoot. Genuinely thought it might be a spoof. The Goss brothers, lead singer Matt in particular, talk exclusively in David Brent-style metaphors: “I made a conscious decision, because of Stevie Wonder, not to be superstitious.” He is, quite unintentionally, hilarious, made even funnier by the mockumentary-style editing. A portrait of passive aggressive sibling rivalry. You end up rooting for them in the end though.
The January sales have stepped up a notch, with many retailers reducing their prices by 70% and I am here for it. Purchases include some leather Chelsea Boots (these), various beauty bits and a rather substantial Zara order. I did not buy this teddy bear coat, but in case you’ve ever wondered what £300 worth of faux shearling looks like, see below. Currently channeling all of my willpower into not buying these loafers from Hobbs.
As all my willpower is being utilised elsewhere, have found myself powerless in the January fight against sugar. Instead, have embarked on a one woman mission to eradicate it from the house. Have eaten an entire Christmas cake this week, solo, plus all of the orange cream and strawberry delight Quality Streets. It’s a tough job, etc etc.
Til next time,