On a more exciting note, my auntie came over yesterday and helped me with my paperwork intervention. Two giant rubbish bags later and not only do I have a filing system, but all my old notebooks, cards and letters are neatly stored away! A trip to the grandmother's shed later, and I got a new (secondhand) dressing table! For free! Well, technically it's a computer desk, but it now houses all my hair, makeup and jewelry bits.
My lovely auntie, besides being organiser and seamstress extraordinaire, is a collector of vintage clothing, shoes and knicknacks. She and I are similar in size and height, so she passes things that don't quite fit, or that aren't her taste, onto me fairly often. When she came over yesterday she brought this AMAZING vintage wool suit and said she'd been trying to get rid of it for a year. It was a little too small for her and fit me perfectly so I got to keep it :) it'll be good for work because of the length and shape of the skirt, but I'll probably be wearing the jacket casually with jeans as well - it's so warm and cute! All the original buttons and everything.
The whole suit is like that - black with hundreds of tiny red polka dots arranged in perfect, even lines. I'll post some more pictures later, I'm about to skedaddle off to write-in #2, which will (fingers crossed) be very enjoyable and productive.
More reviews coming soon!