Month: July 2016

Brighton does actually rock…

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Travel Stuff

Guest post from Mack I am making an addition to theprocrastinationproject today by means of a little travel/ day- out guide to my home city of Brighton in East Sussex. I might add that I have lived in Brighton for two decades now and have grown up in the city so this is real, local knowledge that I am passing on (you lucky things). But really, if you have never been to Brighton or if […]

For the love of…

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…Valentines, Whitstable When cupid’s arrow shot Valentine’s into Whitstable High Street, everyone fell for the charm of its owners Karen and Mick who lovingly source all things vintage (without charging rip-off London prices). Now a firm favourite and an important heartbeat of the small fishing town, it’s treasure trove of interesting one-offs, as well as Danish and Swedish vintage buys through to G Plan sideboards and 70s lighting. Quirky prints sit alongside 50s kitsch and […]

what mid-life crisis?…

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 Out of Time – Miranda Sawyer I’ll start this by saying that I love Miranda Sawyer. No, I really do. She’s a great journalist and I’ve always thought she’s like this über cool girl, the one you’d want to hang out with at school because you know she’d be a right laugh, and you’d both sneak off for fags and a bit of a skive (*caveat – I am not that person now). I’ll also […]

Sunday Best

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This week’s Sunday Best is inspired by the wonderful, iconic Frida Kahlo. So here are my 5 picks of the best Frida inspired things which I love…. In order, Frida enamel pin – by andsmile, notonthehighstreet.com; Frida Kokeshi doll –Sketchinc , phone cover – Redbubble.com,  modern artists note book – the Tate Shop http://www.tate.org.uk/shop, cushion – Graham and Green.  Hope you have a vibrant Sunday….

Shucks, Whitstable…

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If you do one thing this week…head to Whitstable here on the Kent coast this weekend for the start of the annual Oyster Festival. In its 32nd year, the Whitstable Oyster Festival is a revival of what was originally a holy festival dating right back to Norman times. Back then it was to be thankful of both the harvests and their survival at sea. Now, it’s more the survival of the fittest to cram everything […]

on not giving a….

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…flying one.  I’ve been on a bit of an internal crusade this year.  I’m not going to pretend that I’m always on the winning side, but at least I keep reminding myself of it. Starting the procrastination project was probably an extension of that. It definitely wasn’t a conscious one, but I think it was a side shoot of the original decision to try not to give so much of a shit about what other […]

On body shaming…

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So, Jennifer Aniston, arguably one of the most beautiful women on the planet, has felt the need to come out and deny she’s pregnant after yet more internet scrutiny of her “tummy” whilst on her holidays.  The Huffington Post article is, for me, profoundly sad that she’s had to make any comment at all. And the reason I put the word tummy in quote marks is because it’s not a tummy by any normal standards, this […]

Sunday Best..

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…this week we’re injecting a bit of animal magic with 9 of the best fur and feathered friend inspired interior accessories. Hover over the image for where to buy. I have to confess to having all of these beauties at home. Just not grouped all together. Because that would be a step too far. Have a purrfect Sunday everyone.

Talkin’ bout my generation…

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…of this summer’s swimwear… With holidays in the front of our minds, we’ve been trawling the swimwear out there for the best around. We’ve all got slightly different needs as we span the age groups; so this is our edit for summer ’16.. 40+  In an attempt to face my mid-life crisis head on, I’ve realised it’s time to walk away from the bikini. Helen Mirren might wear it well, but I cannot.  However there […]

Feels like summer

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So here’s another playlist to accompany your sultry summer evenings. Or those spent pretending it’s summer whilst in reality it pees down outside and you’re grilling your fish rather than throwing it on the barbie. Playlist by @ibagsyyours. Higher than the Sun – Primal Scream Police and Thieves – The Clash Rockaway Beach – Ramones Life’s a Gas – T Rex Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks Who Loves the Sun – Velvet Underground Sunshine of […]