Ebook V Paperback

I recently read an article at http://www.stylist.co.uk that stated for every 100 paperbacks sold, 115 ebooks are sold on Amazon.  I love paperback / hardback books.  I admit over past few months, i’ve read few books due to Uni life.  I am sadly ashamed by this, but now I aim to achieve more reading hours, particuarly my Camilla Morton fashion fairytale books (so excited for the next one in the series to come out, apparently it’s Cinderella). 

My genres of reading have always included fantasy and real life, I have every Jacqueline Wilson book! I remember rushing to WHSmiths in Stockport to get the latest novel, and a particular occasion comes to mind whilst I write this.  It is when, in the Manchester Evening News there was an advert saying Jaqueline Wilson was going to vist WHSmiths in Manchester, to sign her new book at the time, Dustbin Baby.  I was so so excited, and really wanted to go.  My dad took me, and whilst in the queue, my dad kept saying ‘What you going to ask her?’ and I was like what???  I’d completely not thought of that, I just intended to smile, say i’m a big fan, tell her my name get her to sign my book and then go and join the other little fans on the chairs to start reading the book.  So my dad kept saying ‘You have to ask her something, you’re a fan!’.  It was like I was in panic mode, what do I ask her?  As I think this, I realise i’m getting closer and closer to her then BOOM! i’m in front of her.

Jacqueline Wilson : Hello, what’s your name?
Me : Lucy
JW: Is there anyting you want to ask me?
Me : What’s your favourite piece of jewellery?

She was sat at a table, and every finger on her hands had a ring on, and were mix of gemstones and silver while talking to me.

JW : *giggles* Well, as you can see, (holds her hands up) I really like rings in silver and gems. Do you like rings?
Me : *nods and smiles* Thankyou
And I go with dad back to the car, feeling like out of all the questions I could have asked, I asked that.  I felt like a dipstick.

Dad didnt help saying ‘Yeah, was bit of lame question wasn’t it?’ in an Ian Hislop jokey way.  I was 12 at the time, and that night I read the whole book, after my mum, who wanted to see whether it was appropiate for me, becauee this book was reviewed as for the ‘older teenager’.

It’s still one of my favourite books, and I aim to keep all my Jacqueline Wilson books, and other books.  As i’ve got older, my Adele Geras, Helen Dunmore and Jennifer Donnely  (I am still being patient for the release the 3rd book in her Tea Rose trilogy, after it’s release date got put back, as my local Waterstones emailed to inform me).

Books are important.  Engaging the reader to delicate or frank emotions for the human mind to analyse.  I understand, respect even, ebooks.  We are in a advent techno world with the caption ‘fast, now, want fast, now, want,’ for everything, and now in the past few years after contact and interaction via text, emails, and tweets, and media with music and entertainment technology represented by YouTube, IPods, Blackberry and Twitter, we have now, ebooks.

Ebooks need charging. Paper books don’t. Yeah, ebooks have 2/8/16/32gb storage, but having a bookcase showcasing genres of worlds and ideas in words is more appealing than a little file. Ebooks have to be charged, like a mobile or IPad. Paper books, well, you just put it back on the shelf and some are made from recycled paper, eco friendly, where as an ebook is a mini personal computer book shelf, and we know that sitting in front of a computer is bad for our eyes. Plus, imagine a gigantic world wide powercut . . . electricity vanished, all technology RIP for moment, and in the corner of everybody’s room is a dusty woodworm riddled book shelf, that is filled with paper books, wanting to engage you in a subject, or simply escort you to another world, where creation has been accomplished differently. 

I am writing this in a favourite place of mine, the libary 😀 I encourage you to, sometime in your busy techno schedule, get a book, read, turn everything off, or go to your library or nearest WHSmiths or Waterstones. Pick your favourite genre, and learn about another fictitious or real person’s life. Or, even better, look at the shelves and see which one attracts you the most.


I’d love to see this hashtag trend. In my purse I have two important cards. My debit card, and my Waterstones card.

Off to take out Hester’s Story now and a Linda La Plante I fancy reading. 

Lucy xxx   


How Much? Really?

For a few days now, George at Asda have had a sale on.  I think it might be something to do with summer.  Or the bank holiday, i’m not sure . . .

Anyway, a few days ago, I spied with my little eye, these jeans on the sale rail.  Oh, how I love a sale rail.  They were £8.  All of them.  There were pastel purple leopard print, pastel green leopard print, some nasty patterns, some pastel busy busy rose type flower pattern, and white with tiny black hearts on them.

Kinda like these –


Yea.  I boughts them.  Except, I bought them today, not Saturday, when I first saw them.  I had to wait for some Paypal money to transfer over.  Here’s the price tag –


Can you see?  It says £3.  Three pounds!  For some skinny jeans!

Now all I need is a top to go with them.  That’s always the problem with new styles for me.  I don’t have matching clothes.  Any ideas?


Style At Spar

I have started my new job at Spar and I realised it’s a great way to see other people’s style!  On my first day, I saw the classic Ralph Lauren inspired Primark polo shirt and jeans, the occasional sport hoodie, and a gentlemen’s parka
from H&M.

I served a lady who had the most gorgeous tailored wool jacket on.  It’s a bit early to bring out the wool coat from attic hibernation, but the weather was heavy rain and wind, so I guess that is a reasonable fashion excuse.  It was in an areo mint green, I so so wanted to jump over the counter and steal it.

My uniform is a black polo shirt and trousers. It felt strange wearing
trousers, but for footwear I am wearing mary jane shoes with a block heel, not being seduced by flats!  One of my new colleagues did say that’s good, my feet have structure (Ha! take that flats :P).

I’m excited about the 15th of September because to congratulate ourselves for finding a job, George and I are going to Cosmo’s 😀 Bring on the sushi,
noodles and jelly.

Lucy xx

Skinnier Jeans – The New Trend

I came across these jeans whilst doing my rounds on the Daily Mail site, as you do.  They are skinny jeans that make you LOOK THINNER!  They have this stripe, you see, down the side, which is tapered towards the ankle, and it creates an illusion, making you look thinner!  Yay!

Now, I know i’m not fat.  Some of my friends still think I am positively THIN.  I’m not.  I think i’m just normal.  But we’ve all got hang ups, lumpy bits blah blah blah PICTURE!


This is Miranda Kerr in her designer pair . . .


And this is some Mail on Sunday woman modelling the George at Asda pair, to be launched soon.

They will be £16, from size 8 up to 24.

I’m still hung up on the two pairs I saw today.  White with tiny black hearts printed on, and a pale teal with flower print.  They’re £8 each in the sale.  I know which i’d rather go for.  But then, i’m greedy and need.more clothes.


Savile Row V Abercrombie & Fitch

This topic seemed to be a big talking point this weekend amongst a select few on Twitter, and it got column inches in the papers, so it must be important.  Abercrombie & Fitch want to open a children’s clothing store on Savile Row.  They already have an address picked out and an opening date.  Yet, the tailors on said street are not so keen on the idea.  I don’t blame them really.  You cannot really have ready to wear, trendy, American clothing being sold on what could arguably be called one of the most important postcodes for fashion in London.

A&F have a few restrictions on their opening day, imposed by the local council.  Pushchairs cannot be parked on the street.  They are not allowed to play music that can be heard outside of the shop.  They have been banned from having a fête and inviting celebrities to said event.  They are currently appealing this decision.

With their profits down by nearly 50%, what are their motives for opening in such a prestigious area?  Do they think people are going to go to Savile Row for kid’s clothing?  Or just ‘pop in’ on their way to buy a new suit?

Is there not a better, more suitable street to open on, like, Oxford Street?  Is that where Primark lives?  It kind of reminds me a little of when they wanted to open a chip shop on Priorslee, Telford, and all the residents complained that it would lower their house prices and encourage teenagers to hang around and scutty up the place.

I just wouldn’t have let A&F pay the rental deposit in the first case, and suggested they pick a more ‘appropriate location for their business’.


F1 Bernie Ecclestone secretly marries Brazilian beauty 46 years younger than him | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2193699/F1-Bernie-Ecclestone-secretly-marries-Brazilian-beauty-46-years-younger-him.html?ito=feeds-newsxml I had to share this. I love Formula One, with characters like Briatore, Max Moseley and Bernie Ecclestone. This really is a man who gets the women. Mainly because he is MINTED. Well, really, ONLY because he is minted. Congrats, Bernie, on wife number three. George.