Heather's Boutique, picture from Getty Images

Thursday, November 30, 2006


I'm sorry for the absence, I do hope I was missed in the blog world. I have been quite busy recently with family issues. The usual things involving rows, walk outs and mud slinging. Of course I won't be writing about it on my blog, that would be very uncouth of me.

I do have some pictures though which I will be sharing with you at a later date, and possibly a clip for the very fashionable You Tube. Sorry about all the swearing, I was practising for my next visit to QPR.

Well I was going to do a post about my Paris shopping trip which seems ages ago now.

The sad truth is dear reader, I feel I've let myself down.

I have been trying to tell myself that like so many things in life, it's about quality and not quantity (Gerald). But I can't help feeling I've failed.

Things looked hopeful at first, Paris had so many beautiful shops. I'd seen the recent photographs of darling Victoria doing it, why couldn't I?

Alas I was hopeless, the only thing I managed to purchase after a weekend shopping trip in Paris was a solitary tube of l' Occitane hand cream. To add insult to injury, I also lost the competition between my friends, on who would take the most shoes away with them.

Please don't mock me, I am seeking help for my condition on the internet.

My camera also broke, hence only 2 pictures taken from Pont des Arts.

There were some postives on my trip though, I did learn a little bit of French.

Tour Eiffel - Eiffel Tower
Le Train Blue - The Blue Train
Non - No
Taxi - Taxi
Croque Monsieur - Mr Bite
Croque Madame - Mrs Bite

I hope this is helpful to you next time you visit Paris, or Senegal.

Someone has also emailed me to ask where my H'scopes have gone. I will be looking at my astro charts shortly to find out.

Heather x

ps - (2 hours later) just managed to purchase a pink cashmere shrug, a coat and a box of Prestat chocolates of the internet. Gosh, it feels like the trauma of Paris is almost behind me. x


  • At Thursday, November 30, 2006 11:04:00 am, Blogger KAZ said…

    Phew - Thank goodness for the P.S. you really had me worried. It's that Euro to pounds conversion - very tricky.
    Hope the cashmere shrug helps you to shrug off the family issues.

  • At Thursday, November 30, 2006 3:55:00 pm, Blogger Mandarin Orange said…

    Hope you're ready for a spanking at Selhurst Park on Saturday - although Palace's recent run of form makes that more like innuendo than football punditry.

  • At Thursday, November 30, 2006 5:34:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can't believe you couldn't shop in Paris, the euro is so cheap at the moment it makes you feel like its the January Sales all the time!

  • At Thursday, November 30, 2006 8:44:00 pm, Blogger Heather said…

    Kaz - yes, hopefully soon I'll be back to my normal self.

    Mandarin orange - I'm sorry, but what a most impertinent thing to say!?

    Are you implying that Crystal Palace are a far more superior team than QPR?

    Wasn't the cringeworthy defeat(win)last time enough for you? (4 whole goals against your 2)

    Clearly not.

    I think we all know exactly what's going to happen on Saturday.

    Emma Bunton will get voted out of Strictly Come Dancing for wearing a hideous red and blue dress, sadly never a winning combo. :)

  • At Thursday, November 30, 2006 9:16:00 pm, Blogger Heather said…

    anon - I tried I really did.

  • At Thursday, November 30, 2006 11:19:00 pm, Blogger simon said…

    gawd.. I wondered where you got to!
    Hope everything is ok! be cool

  • At Friday, December 01, 2006 11:16:00 am, Blogger Murph said…

    MMM. Likes Footie and hates Shopping, eh. Are you sure you're not a bloke, Heather?

  • At Friday, December 01, 2006 12:34:00 pm, Blogger Heather said…

    Hello Murph - If you could see me park my car you would know the answer to that one.

  • At Friday, December 01, 2006 1:22:00 pm, Anonymous greavsie said…

    I think I'd go into hiding if i went to Paris and hardly bought anything? ;-)

    Hope 'the issues' right themselves somehow.

  • At Friday, December 01, 2006 4:20:00 pm, Blogger Heather said…

    Hello simon, I am very cool at the moment, the weather is awful here. Hope you are well and the weather is good in Oz. Sorry I'm British I like to talk about the weather.

    I want Myleen to win.

    Hello greavsie - yes it's not good, but I'm trying to stay positive. I have a workshop with Marks and Spencer tomorrow.

    The family stuff will probably blow over by 2009, thank you anyway.

  • At Saturday, December 02, 2006 7:22:00 am, Blogger simon said…

    Weather:- 40c plus.. bush fires and a drought of 7 years.. I have a fire pump, hoses and tank ready in preparation. The Blue mountains are burning. They have officially "turned" off the Murray river to the farmers...
    In october i spent 4 weeks with Dr Jim fowler


    Who gave Australia 50 years before we will not have an agricultural industry...

    When we returned all this bad news flooded the media...it said what he said.....

    So Heather... the weather... extreme.:o) nice for the beach though...

    family stuff??

  • At Sunday, December 03, 2006 7:53:00 am, Blogger Elle said…

    Shopping needs practice, practice and practice. You are obviously not practicing enough. Glad to see you're catching up.

  • At Monday, December 04, 2006 10:11:00 am, Blogger Mandarin Orange said…

    Spanking duly administered. If it were a two-legged cup tie, it would be 5-4 to Palace on aggregate. But I'm not one to gloat ... and it came as something of a surprise, truth be told ...

  • At Monday, December 04, 2006 10:57:00 am, Blogger Heather said…

    Simon - 40 plus ouch, that doesn't sound too good. I'm glad you're ready with your hose.

    Ellee - I realise that now..

    Mandarin Orange - Well absolutely, I'm sure all the fans and players were utterly shocked.

    You simply never expect that sort of thing from a team like Crystal Palace.

    Probably best to put it down as a one off.


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