Monday, 14 December 2009

The Kamakaze Assault Course



In some respects I guess I am lucky that I work from home, literally from my back garden. (Well, not quite literally, I'm not a hobbit after all... sitting in the depths of the undergrowth, I should say it is actually an office within in my garden.)

My walk home from work is approximately 15 steps. Which may sound pretty cool given some people's commutes, but let me tell you... with the nights drawing in so early, those 15 steps are filled with terror and peril every evening. I call it 'The Kamakaze Assault Course'.

First up, we have the treacherous clothes washing line (still lying on the floor
from summer), one false move and it's wrapped round your legs quicker than Tiger Woods in a Las Vegas motel room.

Next, comes the childs scooter, a simple, ye olde kids scooter by day, but turns into a 4 wheeled, vicious, danger machine at night in the pitch black.

If you've made it that far, the next obstacle is the 'Slide of Death'. So called as it has nearly killed me on several occasions. It may only be a 2ft high kids slide, but it's camoflage skills are respected by most of the military personnel in the country, being a perfect match for the night sky.

Finally, right by the back door are the 'Jeopardy Pots', if your foot goes in one, you are a gonna... with a capital G.

To make my journey even more exciting, I like to do it in 4 inch heels like the red platform ones above, not for the faint hearted I can tell ya! The amount of expletives coming from my garden every evening, quite honestly needs a Parental Advisory Warning.

I made it home unscathed, and nothing much new to show you in my outfit today, other than this oversized brown belt I found in Primark for £2.91 and Black Roll Neck Top, also £2.91 from Primark. I have a love/hate relationship with Primark, today it's lurve...

Here's hoping your journey home is a safer one.

Total spent today: £6 or just under, cba to do the maths.





21 comments:

The Brunette Girly Girl said...

Lovely outfit.

xx

Shopaholic said...

I just realised I mentioned elves in my last post, this one mentions hobbits... honestly, I'm not sizest! Promise! x

Anonymous said...

my journey home has taken nearly an hour so i envy you your 15 steps ,not nearly so problematic though lol!

Em x said...

You look fantastic, love the shoes x

Tights Lover said...

Wow, that does sound like a dangerous obstacle course.

Nice pic, you look great!

Jo said...

I love reading your blog - your posts always make me giggle!

Great outfit btw - did you go to the new Cambridge Primark?

Can you believe I've NEVER been to Primark?! Not sure how I managed that one... x

Shopaholic said...

Hi Jo, haven't been to the new Cambridge one yet, it is on my list to do though!
Went to an ultra mega amazing one on Hammersmith High Street, was in there with my mum nearly an entire day!
I find it can be a bit hit and miss, but usually hit! woo hoo! x

Jo said...

I have Cambridge in my sights too, it's massive apparently and friends who have been have given it the thumbs-up. I'm so pleased that we finally have one in our locality!

Hammersmith sounds fab though - isn't it great when shopping goes your way and you can burrow in a shop for hours... one of life's joys! x

grumpyoldwoman said...

"one false move and it's wrapped round your legs quicker than Tiger Woods in a Las Vegas motel room" - fabulous way with words Shopaholic - hahahahahaha

Gerri Ward said...

OMG! I LUV this post it put the biggest smile on my face, especially the Tiger Woods bit! As always YOU are picture pretty and your outift is FABULOUS!:))
p.s. STAY SAFE!
xoxox,
Gerri

Leah said...

Hahaha! Love your obstacle course... I can imagine you trekking the 15 steps in the dark in your high heels. You are such an expert in the art of maneuvers.

I also work from home but I don't dress up. My typical work clothes are my pajamas. Hahaha! The bad thing is when clients pop in unexpectedly, I had to rush and change my wardrobe or else, they may change their minds in hiring this pajama girl.

Nina said...

One would have never known that you just did a tricky trek to your homefront office! You look as fresh as daisies ... lovely outfit!

Nina

Feelmore said...

Oooh vintage boho chic, but for winter - I really like your outfit! I feel like there's a little sun left in the skirt... :)

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Kallie said...

this outfit is perfection. the girly skirt pattern and a chunky belt and the adorable mary jane's...ahhh!

ps-lolz tiger woods in a vegas hotel room

Duchess of Tea said...

My darling what a hilarious post, I loved the part about Tiger Woods. You as always look fantastic, I love the entire outfit. May you always look as fantastic and happy as in this photo.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-a great post and I love your bargains from Primark-I too feel like that about them, but accessories from there cannot be beaten for price and quality!

Couture Cookie said...

15 steps to work sounds like something I could do! Also, that skirt is adorable! :)

Recessionista(UK) said...

Great post, really funny. At least you get dressed up every day, if I worked from home I would be going down the garden in pj's, dressing gown and slippers!

daisychain said...

I love your skirt <3

Sher said...

I like how you still dress for work, even if it is only a few short steps away. And your perilous journey sounds like mine used to be just making it to the bathroom (when the kids were younger) LOL!

pennycones said...

Cute skirt! I have the same roll neck. How can we not wear one at that price plus they go with everything!