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Colchester

Believe it or not, myself and the boy had not been to Colchester since December! (:0) so today, we woke up and decided to head down there.
The train tickets are cheap and its just a general nice place to go for charity shops and for a bit of character.
I managed to find a beautiful real black leather topshop jacket in Age UK. It was £14.99 but for something that was originally (probably) around £150, I couldn't say no. Even if it doesn't get worn, it won't matter as ebay is so easy to use.



coat - topshop via ebay (£30)
dress - topshop (£26)
bag - ebay (£20)

It's the anniversary of the execution of Thomas the 2nd Earl of Lancaster today, so check out my writing blog for a piece I wrote about him a couple of months ago :)
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The next blog post I write, will probably be about mine and boys night seeing Russell Howard! :) we're seeing him at the Royal Albert Hall on 16th April and are so excited.

Spring is here :)

The problem with working in an office, is that you miss out on the beautiful sunshine during the day so yesterday after the boy met me from work, we strolled down to our favourite pub and got some lovely food (soup for me, burger for him). We took our time walking back (without any coats on) and marvelled at the beautiful sky, if i'd had my camera with me, so many pictures would have been taken!

Today the weather has been pretty much the same so after a lovely lie-in, we strolled down to our little Morrisons and bought some food for a picnic which we then ate in our local park.
This said park, has a museum (i've blogged about it before) and a new exhibition opened in December about an old nightclub which was frequented by us a lot about 3-4 years ago so this was our obvious destination after eating our lunch!




We even shared our first kiss here after not seeing each other for 11 years; so many good memories. We don't go to nightclubs anymore, but if this one opened again, …

From Hell

I recently read a book about Jack the Ripper and found it so enthralling (awakening my 14 year old self) I looked online to see if a tour was available of the East End... and of course, there is one. It runs from 7.30-9.30pm every evening and is only £9; well worth it. I have walked through Whitechapel before (unwittingly knowing so as a child), but never in the evening so this made even more creepy, the boy was with me though, along with 30 other people!

My knowledge of the Ripper subject is fairly good having studied the autumn of 1888 at high school, so I found myself nodding along with the tour guide (ignoring several stupid comments about Sherlock Holmes solving the case) and shivering in my recently purchased Victorian styled jacket.
Millers Court (where Mary Kelly lived and was murdered) has shifted so it was a little strange standing on the second floor of a car-park viewing over the deathly murder scene of the faceless young woman but other than that, it was incredible. The t…