Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Easily Distracted



I know, I know, I know...I should be packing my bags for Goa but things keep getting in the way of the task in hand such as heavy snow, exciting parcels and friends dropping by.

These pretty packages arrived in a parcel


from the divine Calamity Jem this morning.

My oldest pal, Liz brought these round. It's giraffe print paper but it looks strangely like bacon in the photo.

 
We've been friends for thirty-nine years, how scary is that? Liz is in the middle.


The fabulous Christina phoned last night and I was literally shrieking with excitement. I don't think I stopped tittering the whole time we were on the phone. She's just as warm, witty and funny as I knew she'd be and I cannot wait to meet her in the New Year.



And I managed a virtual chat with my beloved twin Helga first thing this morning!



Christina's blog post today featuring beautiful green things and a photograph of Farrah Fawcett reminded me of this 1970's Devonshire Lady jumpsuit I bought in a charity shop recently. I was so excited to come across one of these, I owned a grey one with a Charlies' Angels motif when I was about 10. Well worth the £3 price tag for the nostalgia value alone.


Don't worry I've got thermal undies, woollen tights and thick knitted socks on underneath and of course, my favourite hat in the entire world.


 This is what the bed's currently looking like except there's now a couple of contented cats curled up in amongst it all. 

Vintage jumpsuit (Sue Ryder charity shop), Leather boots (TopShop sale 2005), Sheepskin hat (Courtesy of the wonderful Christina)
I'm only in Goa for three weeks this time but hopefully staying for longer in March. If I'd known the weather would be so bad I wouldn't be coming back half as soon.

55 comments:

  1. You look an absolute fox!!! I love it!!
    (and the jewellery is amazingly lush as always!!)
    Only in Goa for 3 weeks eh...my heart bleeds!! haha!
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. :)

    xxxx

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  2. Fabulous. Love the hat and the jumpsuit, and what a wonderful haul of pressies!!

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  3. Love the hat, I'm looking for one like that myself. Very envious! Have a great time in Goa and in the meantime stay warm!! Love Alison x

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  4. Adore the outfit today. You look stunning but then you always do. Only 3 weeks in Goa? Very jealous.

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  5. Gorgeous jumpsuit, you look like a fabulous Bond character! xxx

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  6. Dear Vix, you look amazing! The catsuit is brilliant on you and looks wonderful with the sheepskin hat. You look like something out of Charlie's Angels crossed with Doctor Zhivago, but you've made it really cool and stylish.

    I loved talking to you yesterday, I could have chatted for hours. I'm really looking forward to the four of us getting together!

    That's fantastic that you've known Liz so long and the bacon wrapping paper cracked me up. Especially as you don't eat meat! Have a fab evening. So glad Gillian's gone. I hope we see a lot more of Shaun now xx

    PS. Glad you liked the green post - we like so many of the same things

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  7. How fantastic you have the perfect figure for a jumpsuit, I couldn't do it.

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  8. Hi my dear-you look fab, I also had a jumpsuit with the Charlies Angels motif, it was a blue corderoy one, lol!! I just adore the sheepskin hat, it looks amazing and must be so snug too! xx

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  9. Look at you, snow belle! You look ready for some spy v. spy with James Bond in Siberia. Your packing piles for Goa look so beautiful and bright. I want to watch some glittering silken Bollywood right now.

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  10. Great outfit and I love the look of the vivacious clothes on your bed ready to go to Goa x

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  11. Ha,it DOES look like bacon!Weird!!Yay for parcels of goodness!
    Crikey,you minxy thing,you look rather a treat in that jumpsuit!!And the hat!LOVE it!!
    Cats are wonderful helpers when it comes to packing,aren't they?!The dear little babies!Mamma is going away,so we want to scent everything so she is reminded of us constantly!!!
    Darling,you make snow look tempting.....
    LOVE YOU!!! xxxXXXxxx
    Helga!!!

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  12. Vix!!! you are so cool!!!!!!!! :)))

    http://ilfilodiperlevintage.blogspot.com/

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  13. You look a treat in that jumpsuit! And how could you not be distracted with parcels and long chats with lots of friends! The wrap does kinda look like meat. You are way ahead of me, I'd be packing on the Thursday night. x

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  14. Oooh that gorgeous hat! I think you give all three Charlies angels and the Bond girls a run for their money looking this glamourous in the snow - almost make me feel like running out in it myself (but not quite - need several more layers than that!).
    Your bed and suitcase look wonderful - colourful, light, and summery. Sigh!

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  15. These pictures are gorgeous, Vix! I really want to stroke your hat. I'm slowly building up a collection of faux fur hats hehe.
    You have to take plenty of pictures in India to show us all!
    The jumpsuit looks SO good on you <3.

    x x x x

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  16. Those are great photos - very atmospheric with the snow falling in front of the lens. Your jumpsuit looks amazing teamed with the fur hat and all your lovely silver jewellery xxx

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  17. I just discovered your blog a month or so ago and selfishly i am quite glad you are only away for 3 weeks as i shall miss your posts greatly.

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  18. You look wonderful in the snow, surounded by beautiful parcels and a case to be packet.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  19. You look so foxy:-) I want a hat like this!!

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  20. You look so foxy in this ensemble! Great pics. That giraffe wrapping paper is a bit meat like...Gaga wrap!xxx

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  21. Gorgeous!! The snow adds to it! Get packing you xxx

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  22. What a hat! And love the 70s Hunks! Have a wonderful time in Goa! 'ONLY' 3 weeks - pah!

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  23. Ohhh, all the friends are making contact and you must be counting the hours, Vix. Isn't it great that you still encountered some snow flakes (and met them fashionably) before your heading into the sun? xxx

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  24. you saucy minxy..you look like such a villain..awww everone is missing you already.you Russian beauty.
    hugs

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  25. Dear Vixy,
    YOWZA...you look dang hot woman!
    I can just imagine you flooring a baddie with a butterfly kick wearing that outfit.
    The hat is absolutely stunning, what a generous gift from Christina.
    I'm amazed at how fast the Royal Mail managed to deliver; I didn't drop that parcel off until 3pm yesterday, so top marks to them!
    It was only a few small bits, there is another parcel waiting in the wings but that'll keep until you come back from your hols, something to come home to, that isn't a junk mail hill or a boring bill.
    Any road, hope the packing is going swimmingly my dear.
    I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time in Goa, thousands of miles away from the rabid Christmas madness this country descends into.
    You are a clever cookie so you are; this is possibly THE best time of the year to swap shopping for lounging on a beach!
    I wish I was escaping with you ;)
    Lot’s of love,
    Jem
    …xXx

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  26. You look fantastic! I love your jumpsuit Vix xxx

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  27. Vix my lovely, I think you were born to wear jumpsuits. That one looks truly amazing and the hat is the perfect accessory for it.

    How fab that you've chatted to Christina! And all those lovely parcels - are you going to show us what you got or is it a secret? Am very taken with the 70's hunks by the way!

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  28. Your packing looks amazingly organised, I must say. And I love that hat, as always.

    I thought it was hilarious, on Christina's blog you mentioned that after you got off the phone you were blethering on to Jon about her. The same was happening in this house, only I was blethering on about you to Mr D! I had to explain who had sent me the crazy apron, and was showing him pictures and telling him about your Goa trip and your amazing house... aren't we a funny bunch x

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  29. FOXY LADY!!! Look at those killer legs!!! Packing is not fun :( Well I'm happy you're only going for three weeks as I'll miss you! You got cool little packages there as well.

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  30. It's been snowing here in the north east for nearly a week now and I can safely say I haven't come anywhere even near looking as gorgeous as you do in your catsuit and hat! Have a fantastic holiday!

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  31. Fabulous catsuit, I'll just borrow your body for a while so I fit into one, shall I? Ha!

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  32. YOU BEAUTIFUL DEVIL !
    I WILL MISS YOUR COMMENTS AND YOUR BEAUTY, BUT 3 WEEKS WILL ZOOM BY :)
    YOU INSPIRE ME TO BE ME, AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT :)
    XxX

    rEVA

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  33. Oh Vix you look like a Charlies angel!! I love it!! The parcels do look like bacon LOL!

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  34. You look like a fantastic Bond girl in that jumpsuit!

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  35. So gorgeous! That hat is amazing! How lucky to have lots of special friends popping by :)

    x

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  36. OMG ... Even in severe winters you look smoking HOT!! and LOL @giraffe print paper looking like bacon. You are lucky to have so many fabulous friends!!!

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  37. VIXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are making that snow melt!!!!!!! HOT HOT HOTTER than HOT!!!

    Your name is Agent Vixanya Fabulushkasexbomb and you are MI6' top spy...currently infiltrating Russian top-secret... um... vintage shops...!

    Your Friend Liza looks fabulous as la la la, la la la la la... Kylie!

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  38. fabulous as as always but what a find and for only £3.00 I had one (sleeveless )when I was 11 and I thought I was the bees knees .
    Hope you enjoy your stay in Goa how lucky are you cant wait to see your photos
    enjoy xx fee

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  39. Vix you look like a Bond girl in that jumpsuit and hat, very sexy!! :D
    I hope the weather doesnt' hold up your journey, and GET PACKING!! xxx

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  40. Vix, let me tell you that you're FANTASTIC !!!
    Enjoy your stay in Goa !
    You're going to miss me !

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  41. Stunning Vix. The hat and jumpsuit are both fabulous. I love how the jumpsuit also has the nostalgia value xx

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  42. £3 ... amazing. Love the catsuit and hat combo: I must dig out my furry hat it's the ideal weather to wear one!

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  43. I love that jumpsuit! And I hope you have an absolutely fantastic time in Goa, Vix, it'll be lovely to get away from the cold! xxx

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  44. You look like a hot bad girl in a bond film!! Love it! x

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  45. Ooh, simple and wonderful. The volume of the hat makes this look speak : )

    And I admire your long friendship. Great honest friends are never easy to find.

    Have a pleasant day!

    Sheltering in a shell,
    Berlin

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  46. What a fabulous hat. Friends for 39 years - wow! That's a brilliant achievement. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  47. Vix you look stunning in that outfit, you have an amazing figure and I love the hat. You will love Christina she is great xx

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  48. Amazing hat, amazing jumpsuit. That is all x

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  49. Very 'Avengers at the North Pole' chic! Love it x

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  50. This is phenomenal! And I think i totally (and unconciously)emulated you today!
    I was trying to comment on this post last night, and as usual my pc crashes out, so i gave up and went to bed. T'was only when i got home this afternoon and started to edit todays pics that i realised i was all khaki and fur...just like you!
    Isn't it funny how these images seep in and rule our choices. I dread to think what all the advertising does to us
    xxx

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  51. Bella tutina!
    Follow me!
    Anna

    http://theyellowball.blogspot.com/

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  52. Have a wonderful holiday, Vix, look fwd to reading all about your travels when you get back. Safe journey xx

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  53. Hope you are keeping yourself warm for now... I am really enjoying your indoors posts, your house is amazing, I have just left you a msg there too.
    Hope you have a great holiday!
    x

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  54. Lovely to see a pic of Liz after all these years. She looks fabulous in the Kylie outfit. You, of course, always look fabulous. I'm pleased to confirm that Maz is still my bessie mate after 39 years too!

    Hope you're having a wonderful time in your beloved second home.

    Kate xxx

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