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Birmingham Riots – No Cause Just Greed !

Im actually in shock at how bad the situation has got London on its forth night of riots and Birmingham onto its second ….. when will it stop ? will i be able to get home thursday night when i finish work at 8pm? will my shop be open or will it get looted and ill have no work ….?

I will not comment on the london controversy over the shooting of Mark Duggan as i don’t know facts , and obviously his family have a right to grieve for their loss and  as be angry at the police for his death but shouldn’t be used as an excuse for people to cause so much destruction and violence and neither should other cities jump on the band wagon as they’ve seen people “get away with”  it in london.

These kids out there havnt a clue and even more so its become a blame game on racism , job opputunieties and these kids believing they have no prospects and as i agree with some of these promlems this is not the reason these kids are rioting lets face it its the school holidays there bored, cant be bother to get a job or there parents cant be bothered to work and they think they can get something for nothing!

What i dont understand is why the videos ive seen the police look lost they havnt a clue how to deal with the situation and the rioters feed off this and grow in numbers atttacking smaller towns, family buisnesses and peoples homes.

To me they look like headless chickens running round there seems to be no order ???

The news say the parents should keep them indoors but the kids will stay out all day and not go home or there parents probably approve when there son or daughter comes home with a new tracksuit or phone for them ?

And its obvious the police will never catch them all there is simply too many , stores will have to close and lose money which effects us decent working people and everyones taxes will go up ? i dont understand why birmingham police was so little prepared with just batons and riot shields ? where was the rubber bullets , water canon …. police dogs ?

So what is the answer, how do we make these little boys and girls  see that its not rooming the streets causing violence, looting and vandalism that make you look good or  tough its doing the right thing getting an education , a job learning to drive being able to buy things you want with your own hard earned money , making your parents proud or proving to them you can do better !

The government need to set an example tougher punishment for the selfish and greedy and help those more in deprived areas ! and if these kids really want to stand for something take it to parliament not destroy your own communities !

I believe in a cause if its needed and yes our government need to change but they will only make things harder for us if we fuck up an already failing economy !

A song that i love somes it up

All images : http://birminghamriots2011.tumblr.com/



I love you magazine princess issue ….yh this is from september 2010 but look how cute that pug is !!!!

I want one ….. called Russell (after Russell howard one of my favourite comedians ! )
i also like the name of Lula (my favourite magazine) for when i get a female french bulldog … the second cutest dog in the world !

Well as you probably guessed Im dying to get a little puppy for when i move home next month , i haven’t lived in Birmingham for nearly 3 years so i think having a small dog to keep me company will be perfect !

Lets see if my mum will get rid of her horrid cat that Im allergic too !


1st day of christmas

Woooooo 1st of december and the snow is falling and this year i am fully prepared with a variety of thick coats, cosy hats and thick tights ! The only thing i need is some practical gloves, when you have a touch screen phone and a slr camera your freezing your hands the majority of the day … so no photos of the snow yet but i am going to do my christmas shopping this weekend in Birmingham at the German Christmas market  cant wait !

Well my boyfriend has started his shopping all ready and i have lots of lovely things but these beauties i think any girl would like to see in thier christmas stocking or by the tree  !









Lomography Diana F+ Dreamer Camera ( plus some film so i can snap away ! ) Urban Outfitters

Viktor & Rolf Flower bomb 50ml gift set  House of Fraser










Soap & Glory all around her gift set  .. my favourite pamper treats ASOS.com










The one thing im missing gloves that go with everything  leopard leather cut away lady glove ASOS.com










Vintage fur faux coat ASOS.com ( im probably going to buy this this week !)









Polaroid notes Urban outfitters










Paul & Joe sparkles collection cat lipstick ( colour : over the moon ) so cute ive wanted this for ages ! ASOS.com









Kissing bird ring urban outfitters online exclusive











The shoes missing from my life that would make me complete ! Jeffery cambell knit cuff boots …. currently trying to search for them anywhere in stock !!!

Dior minaudiere in pink golds … im in love with it   Selfridges

And if all else fails ……

All ways resort to Top shop…. i would pretty much live in there if i could and hey they sell sweets so i wouldn’t starve to death !

Well thats my christmas wish list …. im getting my hair done tomorrow i cant wait curtsey of the boyfriend as a christmas gift  ! Merci !!

I will be posting pictures tomorrow !



new hat ?

I had the pleasure of going shopping with the other half this week and did a spot of shopping where i brought this hat i love it everyone has the ones with the “flaps” so i wanted something different.

( silk shirt vintage flee market birmingham. Leather skirt vintage store manchester  , hat tkmax ,belt primark  , bonjour ring  asos )

(My favourite necklace in my jewellery box right now is this little typewriter  from topshop )

As you can see my flowers have died im not just lazy and not thrown them away they are there for a reason one so my boyfriend can see how ugly they are and go and buy me some new ones … ( this didnt work … he didnt buy me any dam it )

And the other as im working on a project at the moment n photographed them .

i have so much work on right now and christmas is only round the corner which means full time hours at work with angry customers and walking home in cold winter nights.

But at least i have my bottle of baileys at home to pour in my hot chocolate !

Im off to lunch now n a spot of shopping i shouldn’t but hey my lectures were cancelled today what better way to celebrate but to shop !


My little Paris story

Well Where do i begin …. The coach trip was terrible and my experience with the Euro tunnel wasnt the most glamorous way to travel but it got us there and seeing that sun on the other side made me smile.

The weather was lovely But the hotel was basic …(don’t stay in an Ibis hotel if you go there … that’s all im saying,) but yes our first evening me and the other half went for a walk round and i felt so free… just strolling round Paris …yh i nearly got run over couple times but it was so refreshing to be somewhere new !

Everyone has told me before paris was dirty … well they obviously don’t realise there in Birmingham ! because i thought it was so beautiful the architecture of the apartments above all the bistros and bars are stunning with there balconies and french window shutters .. i was sold … i will live there one day !

But yes we went and saw the Effiel Tower and went down by the river and on the evening was taken to the latin quarter which was full of places to eat.. it took us ages to find somewhere but when we did it was worth it ! Food amazing i tipped quite a lot too . I think the only time i moaned was in the hotel in the morning for breakfast there was no tea left ! i know its so typically English but i always start the morning with a cuppa tea !

We did go to a great bistro where i had a black tea and it was lovely … only in Paris though soon as i got home i was like ” stick the kettle on babes and i want milk please !!”

The whole time i was constantly sidetracked by little gift shops even though most of them was the same i loved the trinkets ! Much to my boyfriends annoyance who was on a hunt for Colette ( Frances Selfridge’s ) the one shop he wanted to go to ! but seems as we was in the most “romantic city in the world ” i bit my tongue and even though we got lost , getting lost in somewhere you have never been like Paris is a great adventure.

One of the most beautiful sites i seen was a Just married couple sitting at a bistro i couldn’t tell you where because we were lost but it made me stand still and just stare , she was still in her wedding dress and it was an amazing dress so beautiful and strange at the same time … because no one batted an eyelid ?? Like it was normal ? maybe it was a photo shoot or something i dont know but another thing that surprised me was the children … they all looked they were born To model like given a contract for Gap when they left the hospital ??.. the little boys where so handsome and the girls where such little ladies and you saw no groups of kids or trouble makers it was like everyone just knew how to be civilised such a change from the UK ! .Another thing was everyone was on a cute bicycle or scooter!

I must admit the people there gave me some strange looks maybe its how i dressed ? a man even scared me to death , giving me a look as if i was a ghost and then chanting something !! very strange ??? But a waitress did compliment me on my Vivienne Westwood boots which made me smile .

This a view from the Tour Montparnasse the tallest building in paris and the perfect photo opportunity ! Unless your camera’s dead …. yes it happened typical ! so yes this is an iPhone picture but the views with my own eyes where amazing withe the telescope i swear i could see people s curtains in their cute apartments !

And yes we did eventually find Colette ! on our last day we were dropped into the north of Paris, which from what a tour guide told us is very Parisian and is known for its light-fingered thieves and tricksters. We was given an hour untill we returned to the coach for the journey home and rather than visit to the Sacre- Coeur unlike everyone else we took a quick snap and went running Past the Moulin Rouge in search of a cab to head for Colette !!

And it was an amazing store the boyfriend got his wish and some new trainers and i got some trinkets for the new apartment , we had a quick stop at Marc Jacobs and a cute french supermarket to pick up some snacks . Then began the race to get back to the coach before we was left stranded with no cases.. ( not that i would have minded …) And that’s when the romance ended the cab dropped us at the top of the Sacre- Coeur and its a long stair case down filled with pick pockets trying to sell you key rings or tie string round your finger telling you your beautiful … Suddenly i was mobbed ( slight exaggeration but there was loads of them ) my boyfriend was way ahead and my arms were filled with bags …and yes i admit i hit a gypsy lady with them as she tried to sell me something or tell me my future ! The boyfriend stepped in but i have still never rushed so much in my life only for the coach to be waiting for us, And then the long journey back home began.

But other than that … it was an amazing trip ! and we’ve started planning our next visit in April this time by plane and a nice hotel… you learn from experiences and this was a great one at that !!! All i can say that Paris is a beautiful , dignified, and romantic city and i cant wait to go back !

See you next year Paris


Its been a while

Hi i been away for abit mostly dues to being really depressed about life and having nothing to post about !!!

But im over it now one little thing at a time and ill get there, so what have i been up to….. my lovely boyfriend who i was abit mean to the other week, so he spoils me by taking me to one of my favourite  restaurant Wagamammas and to my surprise i nearly finished it all…. this is rare for me for as much as i like rice i can never finish a plate full much to his annoyance…lol

Chicken katsu curry is rather tasty but i was disappointed when i asked for a coke and they brough me a can and a glass …and charged £1.95 for it ….. i could of got one for 60p at the shop i suppose it is a restaurant  but what happened to those old bottles of glass coke aye ???  Well after that lovely meal we made our way to the cinema , briefly stopping off at tk max where i found the most gorgeous Chloe cardigan !! but it was £100…reduced from £360 i know is decent but not for my balance right now!!!!

So yh we went to the Electric cinema which ive all-ways wanted to go too, for those people that are not from Birmingham it is the oldest working cinema in the UK, and was first opened in 1909.


They have sofas and a bar so you can buy alcohol to take into the film with you and they serve ice cream, tea and coffee……

When i used to go past on the 35 bus when i was younger i all ways thought it was going to be very grand inside don’t ask me i just expected it to be that way …..but me and my bf was a bit disappointed  i expected vintage popcorn boxes , maybe red curtains that opened or an oldish projector, even maybe a little vendor that serves things or tells you to ssshhhhh!!

I remember my granddad telling me about the ice cream man that walk down the aisle and you would just pay for it there and then….. you only get waiter service if you had the sofas.

I really wanted to see Co Co Chanel but it wasn’t on at that time so we saw Inglorious Basterds which might i say is amazing !!! if only it really all went down like that in history that would be

something…. but i did find most people their did not have a  sense of humor because the women didn’t even laugh at all behind me.?


Brad Pitt was amazing  in it , i loved the part where he was in the woods and when they pretended to be Italian ……….and the female actress Melanie Laurent who played the Jewish girl which escaped was one of my favorites i really wanted her to live and stand proud with her black lover and get some recognition for killing all of them !!! or for at least the guy that killed her family know that she was a Jew…..but i suppose she just had to die…..i do love Tarantino movies…


Well as mu h as it disappointed me the film was amazing , and their is some new independent films i wanna see there too so i guess ill be going back and i may get ice cream next time ….lol

Oh yh big thank you to my boyfriend for making me smile : D

Love little tortoise. xx

Progress !

Yesterday i was job hunting hard !!! i got some high hopes to my surprise there was alot of jobs around !!! After that me and Mr Propperganda went to Glorias probably a nice friend of mine your thinking…? no its actually a coffee shop and its yummy…. Well i don’t like coffee but chai tea is yummy !!! After that we ad yummy Chinese all you can eat…. and then i went to another friends house then to another friends as it was his bday, he is one of my new roomies for the house this summer !! and then eventually went home to prepare for the interview i had today….

Im not a real girl !!!


The conclusion i came up to last night seems as it took me well over an hour to paint my nails !!!! and my anger and frustration at this simple task was something Mr Propperganda did not want to witness!!

But i eventually got to sleep with less than perfect nails !! and woke up at an amazing 7:30 am !! i was early for the interview which was good and he seemed quite impressed fingers crossed!!! i then went round town to find a birthday dress or outfit…and got stalked by a shop assistant in Topshop who eventually asked me after 10minutes of shadowing me where i got my blazer from? , i politely lied and replied vintage shop in Birmingham ….it was actually a vintage shop on the net but i didnt want to give her the website …

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This is infact the package i got a couple weeks ago that i previouly posted about do you like it ?  , well i saw some little gems in town i have my eyes on and i have another job interview tommorrow !!! Definetly progress !!!!

Love little tortoise xx