Tuesday, 17 November 2015

I have a dress with goldfish on it, and it's awesome!

Metamorphose, one of my favourite Japanese brands, released a dress with goldfish on it way back in July. I reserved it then and finally have it!

Monday, 9 February 2015

Hospital bugs justify the amount of clothes I have!

I have been recently fascinated with the idea of cutting down the amount of possessions that I have and one of the simplest ways to do this seemed to be the idea of having a 'capsule wardrobe', which is about maximising the number of outfits one gets from a minimal number of items. It seemed like an easier, cheaper and more space-saving way of solving the age-old "I have nothing to wear" refrain in my head...for about five seconds.

The trouble is, a capsule wardrobe simply does not work for my lifestyle. After doing my microbiology job in London, I got even more paranoid about bringing my transient carriage of hospital bacteria (inevitable when one works with patients) back into my home environment and particularly squicked by the amount of pseudomonas around. What this means practically is that I like to shed clothes and shower as soon as I get home, and I am not usually keen on letting any item of clothing back into my wardrobe or drawers until it's been through the washing machine. Often I will only wear clothes for one, maybe two days before washing - when you have been wearing the same clothes for 14 hours + and haven't exactly been sitting in a nice cool air-conditioned room the entire time they can get pretty gross. Couple this with 12-day stretches where the last thing you feel like doing or have the time to do is laundry every two days...and you really need 2 weeks' worth of underwear, socks, and work outfits, plus on your days off you don't really want to wear 'work clothes' if you can help it...and I'm pretty sure that as comfortable as my onesie is, it's not really appropriate outside clothes.

So really, what I'm trying to do is justify the large amount of clothing that I have, even if it does mean that everywhere I live needs at least a double wardrobe to accommodate the stuff that I have.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015


Some people drew me! First one is my outfit from Revelry 2014, featuring a dress made for me by Shinku Rose (I am still working on a review for it...)

The dress. Not the outfit photo I used though.

The second is what I lovingly call my 'tacky goth' outfit - apparently it's a bit like the Kuroshitsuji dress that Ciel wears and let's be honest, downright ita as a purely lolita outfit. I had to google said dress, since I don't watch much anime.
Picture! I love that I got given soul-less eyes (reminds me of The Exorcist, which I have never watched in full)

Friday, 16 January 2015

Introducing the Fluffmeister!

This is (Mr) Fluff. Who we think might be a girl cat actually.

...that's a clump of fur dangling from a back paw...

Fluff is also known as "Fatty", "Fat Cat" and "Fatty McFluff Cat"
This cat hangs very low...
Does it wobble to and fro?

Sometimes she is called "Mr Trot", because she trots around where she isn't supposed to be.
Although she's supposed to be here...

Or "cuddle-cat"...not because she likes to cuddle, but because she does cuddle. Under duress.

But mostly she sleeps, eats, and gets pats - ah, the life of a cat.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Happy New Year/Snippets from the Festive Season

We're only just starting, but I feel like 2015 will be a good year. I'm back home in NZ, having had a ball over in London and learning a lot, and had an awesome Christmas and New Year with family and friends. Hoping to pick up my fitness, flexibility and other hobbies this year...as well as do part of the paeds diploma, become a better doctor, and keep in touch with people more. To the photos!

A cat

Ok, another cat...

A sunrise

A fish! 

Happy 2015!