TV REVIEW: Gavin & Stacey – Season 2

Season two of Gavin & Stacey begins with the happy couple returning from their honeymoon and moving in with Gavin’s parents (Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman) in Essex. At the same time the bomb has dropped that Nessa (Ruth Jones) is pregnant and Smithy (James Corden) is the father. Read more…

What I wore to work this week #6

This week I actually went into my normal office for four days in a row for the first time in six weeks, which seems mad. So this time there are four outfits. It was freezing during the week so I had to try and balance out style and warmth. I am not sure I succeeded!

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TV REVIEW: Gavin & Stacey – Season 1

The O household has felt a bit plaguey of late. All three O’s have been struck down with varying levels of flu, which has left us a bit flat. It’s also meant that concentration levels have been low and we’ve been looking for some comforting, low energy viewing for the brief hour or so we’ve managed to stay awake past dinner. This lead us to revisiting one of our favourite late noughties sitcoms, Gavin & Stacey. Read more…

TV REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – Season 3

Season 3 of Peaky Blinders picks up two years after the end of season 2 with Tommy (Cillian Murphy) and Grace’s (Annabelle Wallis) wedding. With the legtimate side of the Shelby business booming, Grace achieving her philanthropic goals and their young son thriving it seems Tommy will finally have what he has always wanted. Unfortunately things are never as simple as they seem. Read more…

What I wore to work this week #5

This week there are only two outfits because I was in Havant again but this time for two days. This is also why my blog is a bit sparse at the moment but I am hoping not to have to go down again any time soon and to get back into my normal routine a bit. Read more…

What I wore to work this week #4

I made another trip to Havant this week Wednesday so I am once again missing an outfit picture for the week. It wouldn’t have been a very happy picture though since there were horrible train delays and the weather was vile. You’ve missed out on nothing!

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TV REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – Season 2

Picking up two years after the events of season one, Peaky Blinders season two is once again focused on Tommy Shelby’s (Cillian Murphy) relentless ambition. Having taken clear control of Birmingham’s underworld with a focus on the legitimate site of the betting industry, Tommy has his sights set on London. The London gangs are not going to roll over without a fight though and playing the Italian and Jewish gangs against each other is not as simple as he immediately thinks.

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What I wore to work last week #3

Last week I did actually do four days of travelling in to work. For one of them I went to the Havant office of the company I work for and they don’t have a photo friendly bathroom so no picture of Wednesday. It was freezing this week because of big, windy storms and I haven’t been feeling very well so I think my outfits are more subdued this week… except for when I wore my lucky dress for a slightly secret reason that I can’t tell you about yet.

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TV REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – Season 1

I originally attempted to watch Peaky Blinders when I was pregnant and fell asleep because basically that is what you do when you are pregnant cos everything is exhausting. I had kind of forgotten about it until one of my friends from my NCT (antenatal class) group said that she and her husband were hooked. Mr O and I found ourselves looking for a new series over Christmas so we decided to give it a go. Read more…

What I wore to work last week #2

Last week was a bit of an odd one for me. I only actually went to my office two days of the week as I had to travel to Berlin for my annual work conference. I was nominated to present on stage in front of over 2,000 people so I had to spend a day in rehearsals before the actual big day of speaking. This was followed by an evening event where we all got very dressed up… so I have cheated a little and included my evening outfit in this week’s work looks. I mean I did technically wear it to work.  Read more…

TV REVIEW: Outlander – Series 3

I started watching Outlander when I was on maternity leave and used to find myself trapped under Little O for hours. He slept a lot when he was a small baby, which was kind of great… but also kind of not because he refused to sleep not on me so once he had passed out I kind of just had to sit holding him. While the cleanliness of my house suffered, I did get to do a fair bit of binge watching and Outlander was a real favourite.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Star Wars – The Last Jedi

Last year Mr O got some cinema vouchers as a gift. We have been trying to decide what we were going to see for months but eventually the magic of Star Wars sealed the deal… we are both fans, Mr O of the variety where he can name all the characters and equipment. Me more of the, well this is fun, variety, We had somewhat different takes on the film.

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What I wore to work this week #1

So after a pretty positive reception I have decided to crack on with a weekly “what I wore to work” post. I only physically go in to work 4 days a week and for the rest of the time I live in jeans and sweatshirts so there will usually be 4 outfits a week. This week there are 3 as Monday was a bank holiday. Photos are from my Instagram stories and are taken in the work bathroom, so don’t expect amazing quality.

Where possible I will link to where you can buy what I am wearing (or similar) but some of my wardrobe has been around for some time so lots of things probably aren’t on sale anymore.

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TV REVIEW: Riverdale – Season 1

I have never really been a big comic book person, however as a young teenager I loved the Archie comics and I had a mountain of them stacked on my bookshelf (next to the copies of Smash Hits). When I discovered that Netflix had created a live action re imagining of the iconic serial, I couldn’t resist seeing what they had done with the characters I once loved. Read more…

A potential new feature: what I wore

A long time ago I used to post pictures of my favourite outfits on this blog. I really miss doing that. Over the past few months I have been posting my work outfits on my Instagram stories. It is a bit of a running joke as I take the photos in the bathroom. I have been considering doing a weekly round-up of what I wore on the four days I went into the office each week.

I am no fashion blogger but I love seeing what people wore so I thought my readers might like to see what I wore. Let me know what you think.

2017… a review in collages 

I could write an epic essay on 2017 but I have a small child and I am investing my limited energy into binge watching Peaky Blinders and binge eating leftover Christmas cheese before I have to go back to work on Tuesday. Instead I’m going to rely on the old adage that a picture speaks 1,000 words. Once a month on my Instagram (@abbiosbiston) I publish a collage of nine pictures that sum up the month gone by for me. So I’m going to share them with you. If anyone wants more context feel free to ask in the comments and no, I don’t know why the pancake shows up in February and March. I really like pancakes… Read more…

Christmasathon Day 24: Elf

Buddy (Will Ferrell) is abandoned as a baby and adopted by elves. He grows up at the North Pole, raised by Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) with no inkling that he is human, despite the fact that he is huge and rather useless at elf jobs. When he discovers that his real father is alive and well in New York he decides to go and find him.  Read more…