Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Getting organised with Paloma

Hello there! I hope you are all well and have had a wonderful start to the New Year!

I have been a little busy the last few weeks (work, extra hours, training, general blah stuff), I have been tardy, disgraceful stuff indeed!  Now, there are some things I know about myself e.g. I am a little un-organised and I like shiny stuff however I didn't realise how routine based I am, and lately my routine has been picked up by a bat and smashed against the wall.

I gave myself a few days to sort myself out and kept away from the laptop, soooo unfair, I missed you all.  But I got some sleep, eat well and organised myself and the house.

My Paloma Calender
I don't think I have ever used one
which is ridiculous, I have children!
school trips and whatnot
now I am organised



1 leek, 2 potatoes and stuff
healthy (well, apart from the bacon and white bread)



Work bag with all the new stuff I am trained on
my brain feels like fish are swimming in it
It wouldn't surprise me if they were



Sweet flowers from Mr F


I was attempting an androgynous look
Like Marlene Dietrich
I managed silver service waitress
(which I've done, tough stuff!)


I took sooo many pics
I ended up with 3!!


Fuzzy pics
I know, I'm gifted

Elizabeth Taylor was right
'Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together'
........well after a little rest first

I have the afternoon free
I'm coming over to see you

 my world is back to normal
*sigh and relax*

see you soon my Lovelies  

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36 comments:

  1. Looking lovely as always!
    I really fancy a bowl of soup after seeing that pic, it looks delicious.
    What a special husband you have to bring you flowers, they're beautiful.
    Have a relaxing day Sandra xx

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    1. Thanks Yvonne!
      I love my soup! hope you have a wonderful weekend and aw yes, Mr F likes to keep me in flowers x x x

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  2. Love the pictures, yes i try and be organized but it never seems to happen lol, LOVE Paloma with love Les xxx

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    1. Thanks Les!
      It's a toughie isn't it? this organised stuff! and yes! Paloma forever! x x x

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  3. Ha, I love your briefcase - a basket with a Sainsbury's bag, perfect! Hope those aren't Top Secret documents in there, Sandra...
    Ugh, being organised. Pain in the arse. I bet you function as the family memory, don't you? Mums are usually expected to remember and sort out everyone's arrangements, aren't they? I get worse at it, not better, I'm sure I used to be efficient, once upon a time. Anyway, I hope Paloma keeps you on track.
    You look gorgeous in Silver Service Chic, but I'm not sure I would ever call you androgynous, love - it's a small matter of the bosom, I'm afraid! xxx

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    1. Thanks Curtise!
      they are secret documents! I wish! more like how not to fluff your stuff for beginners and aimed at me! I have to agree with the androgyny too, bloody bosoms, pah! x x x

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  4. I'm with Curtise ... androgynous you are not ... but fabulous you definitely are.
    I must get organised too ... but not till after the summer holidays ... I might discover I should be doing something ... and I'm so enjoying doing nothing.
    xx

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    1. Enjoy the hols Jo, no need for this organised crap during the fun/relax times! feet up with a coffee is perfect x x x

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  5. Love the pics! And I'm glad you're well-rested, well-fed, and just rosy with health. What is this new job? And yes, that soup looks yummy. So good, especially since it's freezing (5 degrees!) over here! Also, love the outfit! Very "Blue Angel."
    xoxo
    -S

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    1. Thanks Sonia!
      No new job, I just get more training about every 4 weeks! which means I never feel like I know my stuff, but I am very good at faking it haha! soup in the cold is perfect and you are definitely having freezing weather there, stay warm x x x

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  6. The soup looks delicious! And am loving the Elizabeth Taylor quote, perfect for my day! xx

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    1. Thanks Roxanne!
      Elizabeth was a no-nonsense gal wasn't she? x x x

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  7. So glamorous and chic in black and white. I must get one of paloma´s calendar. I adore her and the way she dresses.
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    1. Thanks Sacramento!
      Every picture of Paloma is a treat, Mr F is a happy man! x x x

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  8. Glad to hear from you... Wasn't sure where you were. Thought you must have had too much fun during New Year's..... ha ha.... Love your flowers --and that bag is gorgeous. I got a new bag from my daughter-in-law for Christmas.. It can carry LOTS of my STUFF... It's on my Monday's blog post...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks Betsy!
      I did have too much fun haha! good stuff indeed! sadly now it's a more moderate time, pah! I look forward to your post and your new bag x x x

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  9. Welcome back after your little rest and recovery session! I like the idea of a calendar (especially glam Paloma!) but have never used one either. I try and just remember everything and usually am pretty good if I cover the fridge with all of the important notices, letters and stuff, but have monumentally failed many a time (school excursion forgotten!). Maybe this year I will try and keep organised enough to write things in a calendar. Maybe. I love your "androgynous" look but have to concur with the others - the "girls" are getting in the way! Keep being well and have some more of that yummy soup for me! XXX

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    1. Thanks Brooke!
      So far the calender has nothing in it haha! just pretty Paloma (I don't want her defaced, she doesn't deserve it!) I have forgotten so many things my kids harass me now so I don't forget, oh shame! and yes the 'girls' gave the game away hehe! x x x

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  10. It looks to me like you are the CEO of the fam and you certainly deserve flowers and so much more. Elizabeth Taylor quote. Isn't that just perfect!

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    1. Thanks Connie!
      I like that! CEO! very fancy, I may adopt it for my CV! and oh Miss Taylor, swoon! x x x

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  11. yay glad you are back....organised....routine....what do those words mean? x

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    1. Thanks Janey!
      It's all new to me, and very odd too! x x x

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  12. Darling woman you are back where you belong in the bosom of your blogger friends!! I like routines but sometimes I stuff them up. Calendars I do but I stuff that up to, so I always work with the theory of there is another day tomorrow! Works good for me. Now I would enjoy dining out if you were my waitress silver service or not, it would be hilarious fun! But yay, you are back with tales of soup and white bread, flowers from Mr foxy, life is good.

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    1. Thanks Sue!
      I'm a happy bunny now! my waitressing was truly dire but I would be very good for you! x x x

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  13. Wow! What can I say? ... intimidates me! Plots look!
    You have a figure like a model! And just as you pose!
    Great post! I congratulate the ability and talent to curiosity to me!
    I will always be coming back for more: *


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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    1. Thank you Katherine!
      you are always so sweet x x x

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  14. Well, as they say - we learn all the time. Especially about ourselves! Some time ago I thought about myself as chaotic, but now I also know how strict I can be in doing things exactly as always. And how frustrated I can be when something goes other way. But this come with my anxiety disorders I think ;)

    Have some rest after tiring time!

    xxx

    Linn

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    1. Thanks Linn!
      It's true, I am still learning so much, and anxiety can be terribly frustrating and difficult, we have to be patient with ourselves x x x

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  15. Hi Sandra!

    You know it happens to be untidy and unorganised sometimes - It happens to the best
    What kind of soup did you made, you said patato, leek, bacon....you know bacon is not that bad in small quantities
    I would have the bacon before the white bread, that's bad!

    I love your B and W outfit,
    You know what you look a bit like Liz, yes! really!

    Take care

    Arianexo

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    1. Thanks Arianne!
      Potato and leek soup (nutmeg, veg stock cube, milk and whizzed)! I seem to tolerate a moderate amount of disorder, but not a huge amount, which is why we have bacon! makes life good! x x x ps I wish I looked like Liz hehe!! x x x

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  16. How much I enjoy reading your posts! You definitely have a lot going on! What have you been trained on?
    You know what? If you take off the bow-tie and straighten up your shirt collar I think you get the Marlene Dietrich look!
    Love,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose
    Coco et La vie en rose on Bloglovin
    Coco et La vie en rose on Facebook

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    1. Thanks Coco!
      Nothing intellectual! I work in a call centre and have to know a lot of minor things! and thank you for the suggestion, I will definitely try it! x x x

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  17. The food looks delicious and I love the bow on your shirt. You look great!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Constance x x x

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    1. Have a wonderful weekend too x x x

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