It's A Good Friday

Friday, 22 April 2011

Yes, I am in work today and I will be on Monday too, so you wouldn't expect me to be all jolly and happy with life. But I am! It was my choice to work- I'd rather take the time in lieu and have the extra couple of days holiday when it suits me later in the year. I have a fun weekend planned, full of meals out, birthday drinks with pals and a whole day spent lounging on the sofa watching one of my favourite sporting days of the whole year, the cross country from Badminton Horse Trials.


Adding to the general air of happiness are many things. I'm sporting a new frock:






Dress - Be Beau @ Matalan
Cardi - Matalan (at least 10 years old - ah they don't make them like that anymore)
Shoes - Dolcis, also about 10 years old
Lippy - Collection 2000 in, appropriately enough, Cherry Red


Work is looking really quite splendidly beautiful today. The sun is beaming down, the birds are all singing in fine fashion and it's just utterly lovely:





Coffee and an apple & cinnamon hot cross bun is always a good start to the day:



And I woke up this morning to find this next to me. How unbearably cute please?!



Hope you all have a wonderful Easter.

52 comments:

  1. Aw, your cat is TOO adorable!!! Seriously! The day looks glorious where you are - at Schuh HQ we're still enveloped by a blanket of cold fog. What on earth is with that!?

    Love that dress on you - it's super lush - your legs are looking awesome BTW! xxx

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  2. Haha your cat is v cute! Loving your cute outfit, Matalan does sometimes deliver the goods! :)

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  3. ultra-cute moggie(adore ginger cats:)!

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  4. That is a really pretty dress and you look lovely in it. You are right to work on Monday and take a day off in lieu, that means you can have a day off when everything is not so busy! lovely photos of your work I know where it is, it was on the antiques road trip a few weeks ago, I recognised it immediately from your previous photos, I was waiting for you to appear but one of your colleagues appeared instead, must have been your day off! Sounds like you have a lovely weekend lined up, enjoy it and have a very happy Easter.
    XXX

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  5. Lovely dress! I've got to work on Monday too, but we can have a day off when we chose can't we and enjoy it even more. x

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  6. I LOVE that dress on you! It is so sweet and I just love the bow.
    You look so great! Look at your slender waist!

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  7. YES! That is my favourite of all cat positions. I call it Hidey Face.

    Also don't hate me but I think I might have to be a dreadful copier and go into Matalan tomorrow and try that dress on, I have a bad case of the wanties.

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  8. Happy Easter! That dress looks gorgeous on you, shame I had to return mine : ( I love hot cross buns, eaten far too many this year!

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  9. That dress looks gorgeous on you Alex! And your cat is too adorable :)Enjoy your weekend! xx

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  10. You look so beautiful. That dress is stunning. I love the fit and how the skirt floats out.

    And what a beautiful place you work at. Beats town centres hands down.

    You can looks super comfy and supper sweet.

    X x

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  11. Meant your cat looks super comfy and supper sweet!

    X x

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  12. I want to steal Oscar. I love your dress, I was looking on the Matalan site the other day and that particular design really stood out as something special. You really suit red lippie too. Collection 2000 eh, it looks like a really good colour! xx

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  13. Wow, you really make me want to start calling my dresses "frocks" now. How cool is that??? Frolicking in my frock? Coolest catch phrase ever! Anyways, your frock is ADORABLE to the max. I love it. You look happy in these pictures!:)

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  14. You look deviiiine, dahling. Utterly wonderful. The cut of that dress is great, and I'm loving the print, too.
    Oscar is beyond cute and I hereby demand an entire blog post devoted exclusively to Oscar!

    xxx Maddie

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  15. I can't help feeling good even when at work on days like this. The sun shining and blossom out, ahhh beautiful. Your new dress is lovely, can't beat cherry print.
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  16. Yet another AMAZING DRESS!
    Alex, you get more gorgeous by the day x

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  17. Awww Oscar!! Love that dress on you, the shape is lovely. Also the lipstick. Enjoy the horse trials! xx

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  18. Oh my Goodness you look lovely- I tried on that print in a jumpsuit when I was a bit drunk and i fell in love- I'm tempted to go back for the dress but fear it may be a bit short on me. How tall are you if you don't mind me asking?

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  19. Lovely photos :) the cat pic is utterly adorable! I love the polka dot coffee cup and the dress is lovely too!

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  20. A lovely dress, lovely subject and lovely photo!

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  21. Ahhh what an adorable creature to wake up next to. I really envy where you work it looks amazing as does your outfit today, just perfect. xxx

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  22. Your cat is so sweet! That dress looks really fun to wear, I think I'd just be swooshing around in it all day x

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  23. That dress is adorable! and the last pic is sooooo cute!!!!!!!

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  24. You look gorgeous - that dress is lovely & really suits you :)

    That picture of your cat is too adorable for words - & that's coming from a self-confessed NON cat person!

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  25. Aw, that's one cute cat!
    Love the dress on you.

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  26. Happy Easter! And what a great Matalan find. I normally work bank holidays but I had Friday off and I have Monday off too! I usually winge to work them but now I will miss the time and a half :p

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  27. Have a fab Easter, Alex. xx

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  28. Beautful dress,that shape really suits you. I'm seeing lots of Matalan love at the moment x

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  29. Love the dress and the red lipstick really suits you :) Your cat is just too adorable, I've always wanted a little ginger kitty, I'm so jealous!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy the fab weather xxx

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  30. Gorgeous! I think I've said before how much red suits you...I just love that dress. Awww your kitty is so cute, I love waking up in the morning & finding my two cats asleep on my bed. Good idea taking alternative days to the bank hol, it'll be nice & quiet when you have your days off...I live by the sea & it was ridiculously busy on Friday. Have a lovely weekend!

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  31. I absolutely love your dress, you look stunning!

    And how cute is your tea set and your kitty!! ♥♥


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  32. You look beautiful .. What a lovely dress it really compliments your figure!! And how cure is your cat :)

    Happy Easter!

    Sal xXx

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  33. Oh my gosh, your cat is the cutest thing ever. I actually squealed aloud when I saw that. I adore that dress on you, been eyeing it up and am now even more tempted. You look lovely!

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  34. What a brilliant way to wake up and start the day. Hot cross buns are my favourite thing this time of year, and I am slightly jealous of your gorgeous workplace. Can I come and be an intern there please?! Also, you're looking very pretty in your new dress, I love the pattern and the colour. Happy Easter! xxx

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  35. i love the dress - the colour and shape are perfect on you :) Easters never been a big deal for me so i would have chosen to work too, as it is i'm constantly revising anyway. oh and i would love a hot cross bun right now! x

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  36. gorgeous new dress, the print is lush!!! that cat is just so cute and fluffy too, great for hugging i bet =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  37. I love your pretty dress! But then I saw the cute cat picture, and now your dress has some competition:)

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  38. that dress looks lovely! you have the nicest dresses ever. i didnt even get any hot x buns this year! xx

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  39. ok - so I'm right at the end, but it doesn't mean I love Oscar or your frock any less!

    OOOOOOOSSSSCAAAAAR - he's the cutest thing! Well, apart from your frock - which is UBER cute.

    In fact, this entire post is just about the cutest thing I've seen this year!

    Ali x

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  40. Alex, you look delish! Loving the cherry red, 50s style pin-up outfit. Very nice indeed.

    Oscar is beyond adorable too. Happy Easter! x

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  41. Firstly... n'awwwh. I'm not especially a cat person but... n'awwwh :) I feel your pain at working over this weekend, I've done a 9 1/2 shift today whilst everyone has been out in the sunshine, not good! No rest for the wicked eh. Alex that frock is BEAUTIFUL on you. It emphasises what a gorgeous feminine figure you've got, what a lovely frock to wear on a sunny day :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  42. Love that dress! I'm on the hunt for a wedding-appropriate dress in that shape, I'm thinking floral. It's harder than it sounds!

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  43. O,Oscar!! My eyes are watering from the cuteness!
    LOVING that pretty,pretty frock,doll,and you look just gorgeous in it.The shape is perfect for you,and that cardi is heaven;ly.I'm quite obsessed with cardi's.
    Your workplace kicks ass!
    XXX LOVE!!! XXX

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  44. That dress looks great on you - the colours are perfect!

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  45. You look gorgeous! Love the hair, Alex. It looks so sexy and grown-up but still long and fabulous. That dress is beautiful and Oscar is adorable.
    Great idea to work Easter and enjoy a day off when everyone else is slaving away. xxx

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  46. Dearest Alex, that is one of my favourite outfits on you. Everything is gorgeous. I love you in red.

    I can't believe you had to work on Friday and Monday!! Where you work is absolutely beautiful though, as is Oscar xx

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  47. I have just found this blog so shall bookmark it -no wonder I have an untidy house!

    Your cat is beautiful, they do rule the roost, ours does.

    I have got rid of lots of books this week. Some to help a lady fund people's unwanted cats that she keeps at her house, another to the British Heart Foundation, as my husband had heart attack a few years ago. Also some clothes.

    I find the same problem with books - I firmly believe that when you have so many books, as I and obviously you do, it's hard to decide which book to read as you can keep favourites for a special occasion! I really must make the effort for that special occasion or they will be going with me in my coffin.

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