The Travelling Birthday Shoes

Blogging has taken a bit of a back seat over the past few weeks as a combination of work, a trip away and a birthday has eaten into typing time.  Being a May baby, the football season usually dominates over how hubby and I will be celebrating.  With our delayed honeymoon trip booked for October we’re keen not to be spending too much money and our trip to Bath back in April was our joint gift to each other.  However, the gods of frugality shone down on us and an opportunity to get away for a night cropped up.

We’ve visited and stayed in Portsmouth a number of times over the past few years as it has the perfect combination of shopping (me) and naval history (him); it was on the top deck of HMS Victory that hubby asked me to marry him, therefore making his interest our interest.  So when an opportunity to visit the Mary Rose exhibition for free before it opens to the public came up, it was too good an opportunity to pass over.  Hubby pulled out all the stops and in line with our budgeting plan found a cheap B&B to stay in which was literally walking distance from Gunwharf Quays (so we didn’t have to pay for expensive parking) and we made use of our trusty Taste Card for dinner in the evening.

I’m usually really lucky when I visit Gunwharf and always walk away with a few really amazing, top quality bargains from Hobbs and/or LK Bennett, but this time although there were bargains to be had there was nothing that really jumped out to me and so for the first time ever I walked away without a purchase. 

We did see these huge cups in the Denby’s outlet, which we had a good LOL over as I drink A LOT of tea and they could actually be the perfect size for my habit….

Pmouth - big cup of teaPmouth - big mug

The exhibition was very interesting, but there’s no photography allowed inside so I have no pictures to show.    

During our Bath trip in April we discovered that Slug and Lettuce do BOGOF cocktails all day, every day – so it would have been very rude not to indulge again.  We sat in a window overlooking the entrance to Tiger Tiger and watched all the young folk tottering around on ankle breaking heels/trousers hanging below their bottoms going in and out of the club.  I love people watching :o)

I drank so much that I totally forgot to get an outfit picture, but I wore these amazing new shoes which were a birthday present from my step-son.  Aren’t they gorgeous! 

B'day shoes

They are the same style from M&S as the nude one’s I got for Christmas which I have worn loads as they have a good heel on them but the platform at the front makes them supremely comfortable.  I’ve wanted a pair of animal print shoes forever and they were a total surprise too, which makes them all the more perfect.

Back on home soil my friend gave me a really cool shoe shaped cake slice and some freesia’s, which I’ve been enjoying the scent of all week.

Cake slice

b'day flowers

If you’ve made it this far, well done, I’m concerned that this was a bit of a Zzzzzzzzzzzzz blog!  I’ve got some posts in the pipeline about some discount make-up products I’ve been trying out and my hit and miss experiences with fake tan, so I’d better go and get on with those.

Have a lovely weekend,

Kellie xx


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