A hectic Wednesday

Lots of appointments and lots of work to do today!

I picked up my new prescription sunglasses at the opticians this morning (finally!), meaning I no longer have to choose between being dazzled or blind when I’m out in the sunshine. I’m currently finding pretty much all daylight far too bright due to the uveitis, so I’m really happy that I’ve been able to collect them now.

In the afternoon, I had a follow-up appointment at the eye clinic. This was a bit of a saga (eye is healing okay, it’s just that they needed to do a lot of checks) and took quite a bit longer than expected. Have to go back in again next week as well, which is slightly stressful.

The evening appointment was more enjoyable – ukulele class has started up again! This term, I’ve moved up to ‘beginners’ from ‘absolute beginners’, and it’s nice to be starting a new class with new tunes. Looking forward to the term ahead.

In between all that, I’ve been doing day job work. Business is booming at the moment so tomorrow will probably be similarly hectic!

OOTD 1st May 2019
OOTD: looking forward to being able to wear eye makeup again! Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), hoodie Internacionale (2000), dress Triumph (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018), belt H&M (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Arcadia – Say The Word
David Bowie – Fame
New Order – World In Motion
The Midnight – Gloria
Coolio and LV – Gangsta’s Paradise
Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
Liam Payne – Polaroid
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
Pink – Walk Me Home
Bee Gees – First Of May
Vangelis – Chariots Of Fire
Sam Cooke – Wonderful World
The Beatles – Paperback Writer

An early bit of summer

It’s been glorious weather today (and it looks like it’s set to continue for the rest of Easter weekend, so Geth and I are planning to make the most of it!).

I was up fairly early to do my last ‘long’ run of the marathon training programme – race next weekend, eek! – and then headed into town to order some prescription sunglasses to replace the ones that snapped a few weeks ago. A bit of window shopping later, I was back home enjoying the sunshine in the garden (looking very neat now that Geth has mown the lawn for the first time this year).

Settling in for an evening of writing, and looking forward to more time in the sun tomorrow.

OOTD 20th April 2019
OOTD: a good day for a summer dress! Sunglasses Jasper Conran (2018), dress unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018), shoes BHS (2016).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Meduza – Piece Of Your Heart
Duran Duran – Friends Of Mine
Lil’ Nas X – Old Town Road
David Bowie – Oh! You Pretty Things
Duran Duran – The Chauffeur
Lil’ Dicky, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, DJ Khaled and Kendall Jenner – Freaky Friday
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Whitesnake – Is This Love?

And a couple of bonus tracks that Geth was humming earlier:

O-Zone – Dragostea Din Tei
FM-84 and Ollie Wride – Running In The Night

The worst week for glasses

I just had another pair of glasses frames snap on me. Two pairs in two days is beyond comical.

This time, it was my running glasses, which are even more essential than my prescription sunglasses and therefore can’t wait for me to buy a new pair. As such, I am currently attempting to stick them back together with superglue.

I am not one of those people who gets digits and limbs and furniture and everything else accidentally stuck together with superglue. I am one of those people for whom superglue just won’t work at all – it simply doesn’t seem to hold together. Glasses are currently on the kitchen table, weighed down by various things to hold them in place, with superglue on the join in the vague hope that it will decide to (a) stick and (b) set. Judging by past experience, I’m not hopeful.

In other news today: I got some really tedious admin and accounting stuff done (which is a relief), and I may be rediscovering videogames after a couple of years of not having the time, which is a bit alarming given the amount of other stuff I’m supposed to be getting on with at the moment.

OOTD 15th March 2019
OOTD: weather is super changeable today – half an hour after taking this picture it started hailing! Jacket unknown brand (estimated vintage 1990s, bought at vintage shop 2003), t-shirt Katharine Hamnett (2017), skirt unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), tights Primark (2017), shoes Office (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Calvin Harris and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man – Giant
Boy George – Everything I Own
Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know?
The Wonder Stuff – Unbearable

The twelve-eyed monster

Being very short-sighted, I’m always carrying around a ridiculous number of ‘pairs of eyes’ with me – regular glasses, old glasses for running (my regular ones don’t fit into my Croakies), daily disposable contact lenses for dressy occasions, prescription sunglasses to swap out with my regular glasses on sunny days, and non-prescription sunglasses to wear over my contact lenses when dressy occasions coincide with sunny days. It’s not the whole collection, but it’s not far off.

Today involved a trip to the optician for a double feature contact lens check and eye test, as Boots have been holding my contact lenses hostage while my details have been out of date. This meant that they also tried to get me to update my glasses, but my prescription’s not changed enough that I feel I desperately need new ones, so I’ll leave it until later in the year.

The rest of the day has mainly involved editing for clients, writing, and listening to radio shows and podcasts. I’m now looking forward to a weekend with family.

OOTD 15th February 2019
OOTD: blue Friday. Note the crocuses starting to open at the back of the garden! Scarf unknown brand (2019), jumper unknown brand (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), jeans Vivid (2018), boots Moda In Pelle (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

David Bowie – Fashion
Madness – It Must Be Love
Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound Of Silence
Duran Duran – My Own Way
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams