On The David Gandy Trail in That London

A couple of weeks ago I went to London for the weekend to see Matilda (more on that in a bit). We'd had it planned for a few weeks so when I learned, a couple of days before I went, that London Collections Men was taking place in the capital that very weekend, it seemed like fate.

See, LCM is basically like Fashion Week for fellas. Events take place across the capital and super famous, super hot British male models and celebrities flock to attend. Like David Gandy. *sighs*

My Life As A Take That Fan

If you've read some of my previous posts you probably know that for many years I've had a very special place in my heart for a certain boy/man-band. (I wrote about the time they visited my school, aka, When It All Began, here). So it might not surprise you to know that when I was (much) younger, there was a period of time where I was known not as Lisa, but simply as one of 'The Take That Fans'.

Cupcake Decorating Capers at The Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle

Last Sunday I was invited by the good people at Joe Blogs to an afternoon tea and cake decorating event at The Copthorne Hotel in Newcastle. The cake decorating was to be held by some lovely ladies from Julie's Cake House, a local company whose website makes me want to OD on fondant icing.

Worth the Hype? - St Tropez In Shower Tan

Since I am a sucker for anything new-fangled, as soon as I saw that St Tropez were bringing out an in-shower tan I had to try it. The idea is that you massage it onto your skin in the shower, wait three minutes and rinse it off. You're then beautifully bronzed. Err...kind of.

I tried this out this morning. During the three minute wait time, you have to shut off the shower and...well, just wait, really. It gets pretty cold, I can tell you. I also forgot to take my phone or a timer into the bathroom with me, so I resorted to counting one elephant, two elephants, three elephants...whilst waiting for the three minutes to pass. I was relieved when I was able to rinse it off - beware though, this stuff makes the shower floor slippery. VERY slippery. I've already ripped my shower curtain off it's rail on more than one occasion previously as a result of super-slippy shower-goo so I was extra careful with this. You have been warned, though!