Pippa Middleton, Was Well Dressed Once, Remember?

Here’s an article I stumbled across when reading my news widget. At first, I thought the title was a bit harsh. But then, as I read on, I realised it was right. Pippa probably does dress in the dark.

Pippa Middleton’s Fashion Dense

Oh dear.

By the way – that’s my headline, that one. Thanks. It IS great 🙂


I Was Lied To, And You’re Crap At Your Job

So last week, Lucy and I met up. The plan was to go to college, meet up, get pierced, coffee, eat, then see what happened. It didn’t go like that AT ALL.

See, I went to college. I caught the bus, we met up. Then I went to Blue Banana, a chain of hipster – come – emo shops. I got my other piercings and all done in either professional shops, or by my own hand, so already I wasnt too keen on going to a clothing retailer, but hey, there was an offer on.

We went in, and I asked if the piercer was in. Indeed she was. Good. Ten pound piercings? Yes. Great.

No, I was recommended to not have a butterfly kiss, as there is a risk of this growing out. She claimed to have already done them, and some had grown out in a month. Suspicious, but ok. I could only afford two, so I scrapped that one for the other two I wanted. No, if I wanted a daith heart, i’d have to pay separately for the heart jewellery. Ok, fine. We didn’t even get on to the septum piercing questions.

This was because, halfway down the form for the daith, I asked if they did numbing. I’m a massive wimp. They said no. Supposedly, Wolverhampton Council don’t issue licences for numbing. So I just said no thanks, and left.

I’d never heard of this before. I know there is little central regulation on piercing in training, and local bye-laws like this was a possibility in my head. The more I thought, however, the less realistic a concept it was.

Especially when I went round to a friend’s flat on the Sunday, who had a new flatmate. Her flatmate is a piercer. She’d never heard of it either.

I went to Twitter. I found Blue Banana. And this happened –


And then, this too –


So that’s an admission that their staff lied. I won’t be going back there for anything. Don’t lie to my face, just tell me the truth. I’m not a fourteen year old who knows nothing, I know more than what is in your 64 page training manual, and I learnt from experience. And now, I know their staff are liars, and your chain has bad customer service.

Also, the same woman said all the ear tunnel and plug sizes went up in twos. Then couldn’t find a 24mm, as they were all 22mm, then 25mm. She should be sacked.


Showing Concern – The RIGHT Way?

So, I have this problem. I am concerned about something. It is a something with someone else. I can’t do anything about this something else, and if I mentioned it to them, I could stand to lose a friend or two, as it’s probably none of my business anyway. There’s less point in saying anything the longer it goes on, but I feel like, one day, this might collapse. And I don’t want it to be an ‘I told you so’.


NHS cash-for-access: mothers targeted by salespeople just minutes after giving birth – Telegraph

I thought this was disgusting enough to deserve a mention. I’ve heard of hospitals giving out basics and vouchers, but sending sales people round after giving birth is just disgraceful. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10049918/NHS-cash-for-access-mothers-targeted-by-salespeople-just-minutes-after-giving-birth.html

Poodles and Pompadours Vintage Dog Grooming Salon – Help @poodlepompadour Crowdfund!

This.is my Twitter friend –


And this is her Crowdfunder – Poodles And Pompadours

Please consider helping Hayley. She really deserves it. She suffers from an anxiety disorder, that was once so bad she didn’t leave her house. Instead of doing nothing, however, she started a small business making and selling jewellery. This grew, and grew, I think she even won an award for it. Recently, she started a new business selling funky retro, pin-up styled dog gear, bandanas and painted ceramic bowls.

The plan is to expand this into something she will take out of the house – dog grooming 😀 The catch is, Hayley needs the monies to fund the course to become accredited.

By supporting this, you are not only funding a business – you are creating one. You are supporting a person who could so easily sit on her bum like other people who say ‘I can’t’. You are funding a qualification which can be used elsewhere as well as her own business, and you are also providing a form of HELP. You are helping someone get over an illness.

She only has ten days left, and if she doesn’t reach target, she gets nothing.

Help Hayley and her adorable dogs!